|LGBTQ+ friendly places|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
The lgbtq=* tag indicates * community friendly places for , , , or 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
Locations, which caters to an exclusively or predominantly LGBTQ audience, either by the managers running it like that, or 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.
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 full of this category, 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, only allows in men.
This venue denies entry to LGBTQ people. In some places this is illegal, so this tag might be uncommon. For example there should be almost no places in the UK, USA, Ireland, Germany, etc which should have this tag. It is included here for completeness sake. OpenStreetMap's long standing verifiability rule means we can't tag ”LGBTQ unfriendly” establishments.
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.
|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)|
|others||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 is trans inclusive. men means trans and cis men, etc.
Places, websites, or apps, using this tagging scheme:
- QueerMap by qiekub
- Wikipedia's LGBT portal
- Tagging in Support of Women and Girls
- Historical Interest:
There are some LGBTQ+ versions of the OpenStreetMap Logos.
- “iD release notes”. 21 May 2019 .