Obama will declare first US monument to LGBT rights: report
President Barack Obama announces the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court. (Screengrab via the White House.)

President Barack Obama is set to declare the first national monument recognizing the contributions of the U.S. gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, the Washington Post said on Tuesday.

The monument would designate a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood in New York City as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement, the Post said. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Eric Walsh)