The world can be a scary place for those in the closet and worried that people won’t accept them, but also for those of us who are out and want to visit places that are at least gay-friendly.
This week Google has launched their Places of Pride map to take away a lot of that anxiety and provide a lasting memory of the place where we felt the most pride.
Patrick Hofmann from Google Maps in Sydney announced the new campaign at Fair Day as part of Sydney Mardi Gras.
“Places of Pride is a custom map that gives the LGBTQI community and supporters, a place to celebrate and remember their pride stories, memories, and moments, by marking their significant locations on the map with a Pride Pin,” Hofmann said.
“Everyday people around the world fall in love, share a kiss, or come out of the closet, and the places where these significant moments occur become cherished for the memories that they hold.”
The maps have been developed so members of the LGBT community can help each other find their own places of pride with users able to add their own places, comment and share memories.
“A Place of Pride can be anywhere you’ve experienced or felt pride.
“Whether it’s where you came out to your friends or colleagues, met your partner, or supported provide and diversity in your community, we invite you to mark the places that represent your cherished memories of love, pride, or triumph on the Places of Pride,” Hofman concluded.
As usual, with most things Google, it usually takes them a while to get it right, if at all. Don’t go looking to add information, it has only been pre-populated by Google Staffers and some people who managed to choose their places at Fair Day. We trust the rest of the world’s access will come in time for next Mardi Gras.
Don’t go looking to add information, it has only been pre-populated by Google staffers and some people who managed to choose their places at Fair Day. We trust the rest of the world’s access will come in time for next Mardi Gras.
We trust the rest of the world’s access will come in time for next Mardi Gras.
Google will be present alongside many other larger corporations in this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras Parade which will be held this Saturday night.
Last Updated on Mar 3, 2016