Our personal stories about community life, movements, and the cultures we build as QTBIPOC people in this city are often tied to a particular place. A venue. A park. An organization. Or an intersection.
This map tells place-based stories about QTBIPOC existence. Please contribute to it!
Despite being regularly erased and displaced from white cis queer spaces, we have created our own alternative community spaces that reflect our needs and our visions. We have also reclaimed the spaces that were not built with us in mind. Marvellous Grounds has created this interactive map to share with each other sites of QTBIPOC joy, and sites of QTBIPOC grief/rage. The map also includes stories about past QTBIPOC spaces that no longer exist, and stories about places where we, as QTBIPOCS, find each other and found new meeting places. We are hoping that this map will itself become a meeting place where narratives that are rarely shared in public can come together.
1. Be specific (What happened? Where? When/how long for?)