Orbitz released an LGBTQ civil rights card to honor October as LGBTQ History Month.
The interactive map lists 15 sites across the country that have played an important role in our long quest for equal rights.
âFrom historic protest sites to modern murals and monuments, our LGBTQ Civil Rights Trail map helps you hit the road and discover the people and forces that have shaped our fabulous queer community,â said Orbitz, the travel brand which increased its engagement. with LGBTQ + travelers, posted queer âTravel As You Areâ ads and unveiled a specially designed queer search feature to find LGBTQ-friendly hotels.
The various locations of the LGBTQ + Civil Rights Trail stretch across the country, from a mural in Portland, Oregon, to a memorial in Key West, Florida. Here are some of the highlights of the tour:
Stonewall National Monument: New York
No LGBTQ + civil rights tour would be complete without a stop in Stonewall, Christopher Street and the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ + rights movement.
House of Equality: Topeka, Kansas
Built directly across from the notoriously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, Equality House is a colorful, everyday reminder to this fanatic group who love to conquer hate.
Camera store and Harvey Milk residence on Castro Street: San Francisco
There is only one plaque to mark the Castro Street camera store where Harvey Milk served the burgeoning gay community and then campaigned for political office. But you can still walk the streets and visit some of the same bars and restaurants as the famous civil rights activist.
Some of the other sites on the Orbitz LGBTQIA Civil Rights Trail are the Trans Memorial Garden: St. Louis, MO; the Pulse Memorial in Orlando, Florida; and the Black Cat in Los Angeles, California, where in 1967 more than 600 people protested a police raid on the bar that was at the time a popular gathering place for gay people.
You can visit the Orbitz LGBTQIA Civil Rights Trail on their website.