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LGBTQ+ friendly places Edit or translate this description.
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Status: de facto

The lgbtq=* tag indicates LGBTQ* community friendly places for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans or Queer etc people.

This tag can be added to: Pubs, Bars, Cafes, Nightclubs, Sports clubs, Dancing schools, Sexual, medical or general counseling, 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 open advertise like this, they should not be mapped.

How to Map

Add lgbtq=primary tag to the object

Use lgbtq:*=* for more options, e.g. lgbtq:trans=primary for a venue aimed at trans people.



Locations, which caters to an exclusively or predominantly LGBTQ audience, either by the managers running it like that, or overwhelming convention


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).


This venue is only for LGBTQ people. This is probably rare, but might be useful with subkeys.


This venue denies entry to LGBTQ people. In some places this is illegal, so this tag might be uncommon and is included here for completeness sake.

When using lgbtq:*=only, other categories of people must be presumed to be banned. lgbtq:women=only implies lgbtq:men=no.

Categories of people

lgbtq=* can be used as a namespace, for more fine grained detail for different categories of people. The following is a guide for what to do, you are free to expand this or use your own values.

subkey Synonyms Example Note
women female, woman lgbtq:women=primary
men male, man lgbtq:men=only
trans transgender lgbtq:trans=primary
cis cisgender 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)
queer lgbtq:queer=only
others Free form text that the mapper has decided makes sense.


  • Since bi people exist, lesbian or gay might be not accurate, since the venue might allow lesbians and bi women, and harmful, since it contributes to bi-erasure.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, men, women, etc is trans inclusive. men means trans and cis men, etc.


Places, websites, or apps using this tagging scheme:

  • None known yet

See also

Possible synonyms