OpenStreetMap

OpenGayMap.Info - LGBT map

Posted by Ogmios on 7 August 2011 in English (English)

I've started a map showing GLBT Locations - OpenGayMap.Info. I use tags as described here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Visitors_orientation

I would appreciate some hints, comments, critics and contributions.

Comment from Paul Johnson on 8 August 2011 at 04:28

Seems counterproductive. As a bisexual man, I tend to find the thought of "separate but equal" establishments to be somewhere between counterproductive and offensive. Counterproductive because it encourages GLBT folks to be subjugated by the heteronormative mainstream. Offensive because it promotes the idea that sexual orientation is a lifestyle in and of itself (for some, of course, it is; it's called nymphomania, and there's help for that regardless of orientation). Coincidentally, I find "pride" events to be not only offensive, but intentionally offensive by design. Sexuality isn't a lifestyle, it's a facet of a complete, healthy lifestyle.

I can't stop you from using such tags. But I believe doing so is an attempt to snatch bigotry from the jaws of acceptance.

Hide this comment

Leave a comment

Parsed with Markdown

  • Headings

    # Heading
    ## Subheading

  • Unordered list

    * First item
    * Second item

  • Ordered list

    1. First item
    2. Second item

  • Link

    [Text](URL)
  • Image

    ![Alt text](URL)

Login to leave a comment