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Google launches ‘Places of Pride’ map to help LGBT people know where they can feel safe

By Samuel McManus

In the closet and worried people won’t accept you? Out and worried that you’ll receive abuse in certain places? You can now worry a little less at the hands of Google as they’ve launched their new Places of Pride map.

And the best part is that people of the LGBT community can held each other find their own Places of Pride, as users are able to add their own places, and comment on the map to share memories and sentiments, BetaNews reports.

Patrick Hofmann of Google Maps Sydney says:”Everyday people around the world fall in love, share a kiss, or come out of the closet, and the places where these significant moments occur become cherished for the memories that they hold. That’s why at Fair Day this Mardi Gras we’re launching Places of Pride. Places of Pride is a custom map that gives the LGBTQI community and supporters, a place to celebrate and remember their pride stories, memories, and moments, by marking their significant locations on the map with a Pride Pin.”

“A Place of Pride can be anywhere you’ve experienced or felt pride. Whether it’s where you came out to your friends or colleagues, met your partner, or supported provide and diversity in your community, we invite you to mark the places that represent your cherished memories of love, pride, or triumph on the Places of Pride,” he continues.

There’s not many Places of Pride on the UK map just yet, so make sure you add yours to welcome new members to your community. Check out the map for yourselves here.

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