in Belonging

This year, we’re supporting LGBTQ+ communities with commitments to help fund and celebrate inclusive spaces that foster belonging for all.

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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.

Two Latinx men laugh together in a light-filled cafe

Mina’s World, Philadelphia

A community-centered trans- and POC-run café in West Philadelphia

Two LGBTQ+ mechanics lean back on the open hood of a car at a repair shop

Repair Revolution, Seattle

LGBTQ-owned and -operated auto repair shop with a social justice heart

A diverse group of young LGBTQ+ people gather for a relaxed portrait in front of a vibrant red street art wall

“I think warmth is the most important feature we offer. Just having people come in and feel like they’re meant to be there.”


A young white male bartender stands behind a bar adorned with rainbow Gay Pride flags

The Sun Trapp, Salt Lake City

Utah’s longest-standing LGBTQ+ bar centered around safety and inclusiveness

A rainbow neon sign reads “Open” in the window of a whimsical cafe

Join us on a virtual journey through LGBTQ+ friendly spaces across the U.S.

This year alone, 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.

A diverse group of joyful people at an outdoor event wearing purple Outright Action t-shirts, waving Gay Pride rainbow flags

Supporting global LGBTQ+ communities through COVID-19 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. 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.

Logo for the U.S. National LGBT Chamber of Commerce in gray type with multi-colored brand mark on a white background

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.