|LGBTQ+ friendly places
|Used on these elements
|Status: in use
|Tools for this tag
The lgbtq=* tag indicates + community-friendly places for , , , , , etc. people. The tag values can be understood as degrees of acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.
This tag can be added to: pubs, bars, cafes, nightclubs, sports clubs, dancing schools, sexual, medical or general counselling, foundations, libraries, museums, shops, community centres, toilets, ...
Only places which openly mark themselves as a LGBTQ+ venue should be tagged as such. In places with widespread oppression against LGBTQ+ people, such places will not openly advertise like this, so they should not be mapped.
How to map
Add lgbtq=* tag to the object.
Locations which cater to an exclusively or predominantly LGBTQ+ audience, either by the managers running it that way, or by overwhelming convention.
- amenity=bar + lgbtq=primary
- What is commonly called a
- amenity=bar + lgbtq=primary + lgbtq:women=primary
- A bar which is aimed at LGBTQ* women (some people may call this a )
- amenity=community_centre + lgbtq=primary + lgbtq:trans=primary
- A trans community centre
- amenity=place_of_worship + lgbtq=primary
- A place of worship which is aimed towards LGBTQ* people
The location has some verifiable indication that LGBTQ+ clientele are welcome, but does not cater primarily to them. Indications of welcome might, for example, be in the form of signage or a statement on the location's website, which can be surveyed by other mappers. Some signage may seem indicative of being LGBTQ+ friendly, but not specifically mention the LGBTQ+ community; tag with best judgement, and consider adding a source:lgbtq=* tag with a link to a website statement or a photo of signage. Note that OpenStreetMap's long standing verifiability rule means we cannot tag "LGBTQ+ unwelcome" establishments as an opposite. lgbtq=friendly has a similar meaning but is less used.
|Not specific to LGBTQ+
This venue is only for LGBTQ+ people. This is probably rare, but might be useful with subkeys. This is not for places which are mostly attended by LGBTQ+ people, which is often too subjective, but for places which essentially ban others.
- amenity=nightclub + lgbtq=primary + lgbtq:men=only
- A nightclub which is run to cater to LGBTQ+ people, and only allows in men.
This venue denies entry to LGBTQ+ people. In some places it is illegal to discriminate in this way, so this tag might be uncommon. For example there should be almost no places in the UK, Ireland, and Germany which have this tag. However, if it is verifiable that a place explicitly disallows LGBTQ+ people in a region that does not legally prevent such discrimination, this value is a valid option. This value should not be used to tag "LGBTQ+ unwelcome" establishments (see above lgbtq=welcome).
lgbtq=yes should be interpreted as lgbtq=primary, but should not be used. yes is the opposite of no, but the opposite of lgbtq=no is lgbtq=only. For clarity it is best to avoid lgbtq=yes (and lgbtq:*=yes).
More specific / sub cultures
lgbtq=* can be used as a namespace, for more fine grained detail for different categories of people/sub-cultures. The following is a suggested guide, you are free to expand this or use your own values.
|This might never be used, but is included for completeness sake. Trans only spaces can be mapped as lgbtq:trans=only which implies lgbtq:cis=no)
|Free form text that the mapper has decided makes sense.
- Since bi & pan (etc.) people exist, lesbian or gay might be not accurate, since the venue might allow lesbians and bi women (or gay men and bi men), and harmful, since it contributes to .
- For the avoidance of doubt, men, women, etc. are trans inclusive.
Places, websites, or apps, using this tagging scheme:
- LGBTQmap by pkoby
- QueerMap by qiekub not updated, on hold
- Wikipedia's LGBT portal
- Tagging in Support of Women and Girls
- MapComplete for rainbow crossing
- surface:colour=rainbow for Rainbow crossing
- Historical interest:
There are some LGBTQ+ versions of the OpenStreetMap logos.
- “iD release notes”. 21 May 2019 .