Tower Grove Pride is working on projects that use our resources and reach to help better connect LGBTQ+ St. Louisans to businesses and institutions that support them and provide safe and welcoming spaces.
One of these initiatives is the LGBTQ+ Spaces Map of STL. A live Google map you can see here:
The LGBTQ+ map of STL will be a regularly-updated resource to help people find and support the institutions and businesses that represent and support the LGBTQ+ community. It's goal is to provide a guide for LGBTQ+ people to know where our safe spaces are and to show appreciation for the allied businesses and institutions that support our community.
The spaces should in some way be open to the public or be somewhere someone can physically go to participate in, support, or meet with the people running the business/establishment.
LGBTQ+ owned businesses and organizations automatically qualify for placement. Allied businesses and orgs need to meet a minimum level of direct support for the community in order to be placed on the map. That includes but is not limited to:
*Donations to LGBTQ+ nonprofits
*Participating in or sponsoring any Pride festival (You do not need to participate in Tower Grove Pride to be a part of this map).
*Hosting fundraisers for LGBTQ+ nonprofits
*Hosting drag shows, story hours, or other LGBTQ+ focused events
*Providing services specifically for and in support of the LGBTQ+ community
*While having LGBTQ+ employees is not enough for placement, participating in LGBTQ+ hiring fairs and other direct-outreach to hire and support for LGBTQ+ employees can qualify.
The map will include businesses and institutions across the St. Louis Metro Area.
If you would like to sign up to be a part of this map project please sign up here:
Please share this post if you know a business or institution that would qualify.