This year, we’re supporting LGBTQ+ communities with commitments to help fund and celebrate inclusive spaces that foster belonging for all.
Support LGBTQ+ community spaces
After a year of isolation and hardship, many LGBTQ+ spaces and businesses are on the road to recovery. Help others discover inclusive spaces on Google Maps and Search so LGBTQ+ friendly businesses continue to grow. Visit “LGBTQ friendly” spaces near you, then share reviews and photos of the ones you love on Google Maps.
Space to Belong
A celebration of inclusive gathering places
In January 2020, before COVID-19 spread worldwide, U.S. search interest in lgbt friendly had reached an all-time high. By March, search interest in lgbt friendly dropped dramatically as the pandemic shut down businesses and gathering places.
This summer, we’re celebrating LGBTQ+ friendly small businesses and organizations – from youth centers and bookstores to coffee shops and art centers – that allow people to find joy and a sense of belonging.
Mina’s World, Philadelphia
Repair Revolution, Seattle
“I think warmth is the most important feature we offer. Just having people come in and feel like they’re meant to be there.”
FAYE ORLOVE, FOUNDER OF JUNIOR HIGH, A NONPROFIT COMMUNITY ARTS SPACE IN GLENDALE, CA
The Sun Trapp, Salt Lake City
Join us on a virtual journey through LGBTQ+ friendly spaces across the U.S.
Add the “LGBTQ friendly” attribute to your Business Profile
Your business can join the growing list of businesses globally that have already enabled the “LGBTQ friendly,” “Transgender safespace,” and “Gender-neutral restroom” attributes on Google Maps and Search.
This year alone, Google.org committed $4M in cash and Ad Grants – as well as tools, training, and volunteer opportunities – to LGBTQ+ businesses and organizations affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Supporting global LGBTQ+ communities through COVID-19
Google.org is committing $2M in cash and $1M in Ad Grants to OutRight Action International to support LGBTQ+ people most affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Google.org will also be supporting two trans-focused organizations with $500K each in Ad Grants to help them raise awareness of their work and increase access to critical resources.
Helping LGBTQ+ small businesses grow
Together with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and its affiliate chambers, Grow with Google is providing free tools and training to help LGBTQ+ small businesses adapt and grow.
Learn about Google and Youtube’s latest product initiatives and activations supporting and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.
Google Doodle for Pride 2021: Frank Kameny
For this year’s Pride Doodle we’re celebrating American gay rights activist Frank Kameny. In 1957, Kameny was dismissed from military service based on an executive order effectively barring members of the LGBTQ+ community. His formal appeal was the first known civil rights claim based on sexual orientation pursued in a U.S. court.