The time capsule of our individual stories from around the globe has arrived in the form of an ingenus website, Queering The Map.
No matter where you are throughout the world, Queering The Map allows you to share, much rather document your experiences in the moment, at the location, right on the spot!
It’s all for the purpose of keeping our individual stories alive and sharing our unique experiences with anyone who is interested in reading them.
The website’s “about section” brings up a very good point that seems to be affecting many gay localized areas throughout the world.
As the LGBTQI community because more accepting in progressive areas, the traditional gay hubs dissolve.
Whether it be a gayborhood, local nightlife area or well-known stooping ground, they just tend to disperse as a natural order of progression.
In areas, towns, and cities where gay life has been ingrained in the society, LGBTQI people find less of a need to formulate sanctuary dwellings for themselves.
Queering The Map recognizes this progressive blinding and the disbursement of “queer spaces” to do it.
But they don’t want our future generations and our current climate to lack the stories and experiences that made us the community we have become and are still to become.
They also know that there are areas throughout the world that are hidden gems of acceptance and those that have yet to evolve in which our stories still exist.
Whether it’s “direct action activism to a conversation expressing preferred pronouns, from flirtatious glances to weekend long sex parties” Queering The Map encourages documenting the experience on the website.
And it’s quite simple to do whether in the moment or after, just go to the website www.queeringthemap.com to pinpoint your location then press the add symbol on the top right corner and write your experience in the text box and when finished click add.
Every black pin is a documented queer experience. Some are short and to the point and others are elaborate and detail oriented. It is up to the storyteller to define their moment in the words of their truth.
Each moment is reviewed to safeguard against “spam or hateful content” but all and all Queering The Map is a safe space to encapsulate your experience. However, if you added a moment and would like it deleted contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The website’s mission works best as more and more people share their moments. They even encourage our elders to drop a pin in places of historical LGBTQI significance, importance.
Now, go out there and be part of the living queer archive!