Submissions are highly encouraged and welcomed. Submissions must be on a white background. Traditionally rubbings have been on butcher paper. Since paper creases, the preferred material can be purchased at fabric stores. “Tear away” or Pellon are both fabrics that are easy to use while rubbing. Regular white fabric will work but due to the elasticity, it presents more challenges.

A black crayon is the best rubbing instrument. They are easy to find, inexpensive, and don’t smear. Unwrap the crayon and use the entire body of the crayon, not just the tip.

If you are unable to afford or find materials, please contact Steven Reigns to have supplies mailed to you.

United States


Municipal Cemetery
corner of E. 6th Avenue & Fairbanks Street
Anchorage, Alaska
Plaque reads: "Your Spirit Lives on, in Love, Peace and Pride"

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This memorial is located in the National Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. The boulder-shaped monument of rainbow granite bears the original GLBVA logo.


Harvey Milk,
San Francisco Columbarium
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Cenotaph, Ground Floor

Sally Ride
Woodlawn Cemetery
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 34.01871, -118.47684

Thom Gun Thom (Thomson) William Gunn, poet, born August 29 1929; died April 25 2004 San Francisco?

Jane Warner Plaque
Intersection of 17th, Market, and Castro Streets

Carole Migden
Harvey Milk Plaza above a metal bench "almost impossible to notice."
San Francisco, CA

Alice B. Toklas Place (possibly a plaque, might just be a street sign)
Side street between O'Farrell and Geary Streets and bordered by Franklin and Larkin Streets
San Francisco, CA

California Veterans Memorial
Capitol Park, Sacramento, CA

Merv Griffin

Wil Geer: monument at the

Bulldog Baths130 Turk StreetSan Francisco, CA

Bill Kraus
Plaquein Corona Heights Park on bench

Mark Bingham Gymnasium
Eureka Valley Recreation CenterCollingwood StreetSan Francisco

Adrienne Rich Plaque, San Francisco
T Line boarding ramp, AT&T Park Stop, King Street, on the outbound side.

Leonard Matlovich plaque: “It's on the large green apartment building on 18th Street, walking toward the Bear-bucks coffeehouse”

Harvey Milk

San Francisco: Gene Compton’s Cafeteria's%20plaque.jpg

Print Triangle Park:

Howl Plaque

San Francisco: In Harvey Milk Plaza, at the corner of Market and Castro, is a bronze plaque describing Harvey Milk's life

San Francisco: (Maybe in front of the Harvey Milk Library) A plaque in the sidewalk in front of the library explains Jose Sarria's legacy: Jose Sarria Court honors the humor, political savvy and talent of a great San Franciscan. Born in 1923, Sarria's performance career began in the 1950s. In 1961, Sarria ran for San Francisco City Supervisor, the first openly gay candidate to run for office in the United States.

San Francisco: Black Cat Café

Randy Shilits: Redwood Memorial GardensGuernevilleSonoma CountyCalifornia, USA

Paul Monette

Bill Kraus
Hans Christen Anderson
Betty Berzon
Rudolph Valentino
Tyrone PowerRamon Novarro
William Haines & partner
Jimmie Shields
Truman Capote
Morris Kite plaque in West Hollywood
Ivy Bottini plaque in West Hollywood
Transgender plaque in West Hollywood
Queers in Protest plaque in West Hollywood
Franklin Pangborn
James Whale
Errol Flynn
The first monument specifically dedicated to the memory of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered veterans was dedicated on Memorial Day, 27 May, 2001, through the cooperative efforts of AMVETS Post 66 and Palm Springs Gay Veterans.


Colorado Springs, Colo.: “America, the Beautiful” plaque at Pikes Peak, written by lesbian poet.

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Kitty Genovese
Lakeview Cemetery
New Canaan
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

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Auburndale: Ryan Keith Skipper’s grave, 1981-2007

Zora Hurston Grave

Miami: Pedro Zamora Vista Memorial Gardens
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA
Plot: "Eagles" mausoleum


Dan Soto Mayor


James DeanPark Cemetery
FairmountGrant County
Indiana, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.43417, -85.64556

Cole Porter Mount Hope Cemetery
Peru, Miami County
Indiana, USA
Family plot

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New Orleans: Upstairs Lounge:

Tennessee Williams house in The Quarter

Plaque for hate crime victim Charles O. “Charlie” Howard, thrown off a downtown Bangor bridge and drowned in 1984 by young hoodlums. After 25 years, a monument to him was placed near the State Street Bridge beneath which he died.


Tallulah Bankhead Saint Paul's Churchyard
Kent County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Section A, Lot 94

Devine “Harris Glenn Milstead” Prospect Hill Park Cemetery
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Lower level, near a small parking area

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John Cheever
First Parish Cemetery
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Elizabeth Bishop Hope Cemetery
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Charlotte Cushman Mount Auburn Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

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Scott B. Amedure Ottawa Park Cemetery
Oakland County
Michigan, USA

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William S. Burroughs
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis city
Missouri, USA

Tennessee Williams Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum Saint Louis St. Louis city Missouri, USA


Tennessee Williams Plaque
on sidewalk
St. George’s Episcopal Church and Church
106 Sharkey Avenue
Clarksdale/Coahoma County

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New Hampshire

May Sarton Nelson Cemetery
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA

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New Jersey

Allen Ginsberg
Gomel Chesed Cemetery
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: through third gate on left side, in back

Walt Whitman
Harleigh Cemetery
Camden County
New Jersey, USA

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New York

New York: In a small park on Christopher Street, across from the famed Stonewall Inn, New York City’s Gay Liberation Monument ( honors the struggle for GLBT rights with a quartet of George Segal sculptures—a pair of men and a pair of women.

Susan Brownell Anthony Mount Hope Cemetery
Monroe County
New York, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 93

Ed Koch Plaque
2 Fifth Ave
New York, NY

Ed Koch Grave Marker
Trinity Cemetery in northern Manhattan

Paul Bowles Lakemont Cemetery
Yates County
New York, USA

Robert Mapplethorpe Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 48, Range B Lots 131-133

Lilyan Tashman Washington Cemetery
Kings County
New York, USA
Plot: Palestine Lodge, 71, I.O.S.B. se

Montgomery Clift Friends Quaker Cemetery
Kings County
New York, USA

Frank O’Hara Green River Cemetery
East Hampton
Suffolk County
New York, USA

Roy Cohen
Union Field Cemetery

Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Small private family mausoleum

Frank O'Hara plaque

Willa Cather Plaque
on house she used to live
5 bank street
New York, NY 10014

Holocaust Memorial Park at Sheepshead Bay
Closest Subway stop is Sheepshead Bay on the "B" or "Q" lines.
It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the subway to the Park.

James Baldwin Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Hillcrest A, Grave 1203
Countee Cullen Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx County
New York, USA
Langston Hughes: Though his ashes are scattered, there are several cenotaphs:
His ashes are interred beneath a floor medallion in the middle of the foyer leading to the auditorium named for him within the Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.[][1]
The design on the floor covering his cremated remains is an African cosmogram titled Rivers.
The Langston Hughes Memorial Library on the campus of Lincoln University, as well as at the James Weldon Johnson Collection within the Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Herman Melville Plaque104 East 26th Street

Eleanor Roosevelt plaque near her sculpture
72nd Street and Riverside Drive

Gertrude Stein plaque near her sculpture
Bryant Park, east side of park


North Carolina

Randall Scott: Elmwood Cemetery
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section R

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Dayton: Natalie Barney plaque, Cooper Park, St. Clair at Third Street

Near Cleveland: Hart Crane. “10 feet from the Garrettsville police station there's a raised plaque that reads, "Hart Crane, internationally renowned poet, was born in Garrettsville."

Paul Lynde
Knox County
Ohio  USA

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Independence Hall:
Pennsylvania Historical Marker at Sixth and Chestnut street. The plaque is THE FIRST government-approved historic plaque in the nation recognizing the gay-rights struggle as U.S. history.

Read more: PGN-The Philadelphia Gay News. Phila gay news. philly news - Remembering making history

Andy Warhol
Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery
Bethel Park
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Marianne Moore Evergreen Cemetery
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Bessie Smith:
Mount Lawn Cemetery
Sharon Hill
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section C Lot 26 Grave 3

Thomas Eakins Studio
possibily at 1729 Mt. Vernon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Matthew Sheppard
A plaque honoring slain University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard is part of a bench located near the Arts & Sciences building.



WH Auden, The Cemetery at Kirchstatten. Upper Austria (Oberosterreich)


Memorial to Dr George Duncan erected along the River Torrens, southern end of the Adelaide University footbridge

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Alexander Wood Plaques
Church Street & Wood Street

University of Toronto Homophile Association

University of Toronto’s University College
"east side of the college" 

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Manchester England and Warring Crest : Alan Turning plaque:

Alan Turning
Sackville Park

Derek Jarman St Clement Churchyard
Old Romney
Kent, England

Joe Orton Golders Green Crematorium
Golders Green
Greater London, England
(There is also a plaque outside his house)

Plaque honoring memory of Andrea Dykes, John Light and Nick Moore
Victims of Nail Bomb attack in 1999
Admiral Duncan Lounge
Old Compton Street
SOHO, London

First Gay Rights March
plaque by Outrage
On side of Islington Victim Support building. Plaque faces the junction of Highbury Place and Highbury Crescent
Highbury Fields, London 

Unknown but it’d be great to have a rubbing of it:

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Oscar Wilde
Gertrude Stein
Alice B Toklas [Cimetière du Père Lachaise][1] [1]:

Jean Cocteau:
2 Quai de Monleon, 06500 Menton, France (please also get rubbing of his face impression on outside marker)

Natzweiler-Struthof, Bas-Rhin Vosges Mountains close to the Alsatian village of Natzwiller (German Natzweiler) in France, and the town of Schirmeck, about 50 km south west from the city of Strasbourg. plaque reads: "To the memory of victims of Nazi barbarism, deported on grounds of homosexuality"

Edith Warton Plaque
53, rue de Varenne, Paris 7e 

Pierre Seel Marker
Theatre of Mulhouse

Rue Pierre Seel Street Sign
Toulouse, France

Micheline Maurel marker
Saint Malo (northwestern France on the English Channel)


Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Ile-de-France Region, France
Plot: Division 4, #6... See More
GPS (lat/lon): 48.86073, 2.39115

Nathalie Clifford Barney Cimetiere de Passy
ParisIle-de-France Region, France

Renee Vivian

Magnus Hirschfeld Cimetiére du Château
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Region, France
Pierre Seel, Cimetière de Bram
Aude, France

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Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial
Bergedorf district,Hamburg, Germany.

Dachau Museum Indoor plaque

Homosexual Memorial at Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Weimar, Germany
Between 1937 and 1945, some 650 German homosexuals were imprisoned in Buchenwald alone. The majority of them wore the pink triangle. One in three of them perished. They are commemorated by a memorial stone at the site of former block no. 45.

Homosexual Memorial at Sachsenhausen and Museum
Oranienburg, Germany
Translation of plaque, "Deathblow, deadly silence of the homosexual victims of National Socialism."

Frankfurt Angel
Klaus-Mann-Platz, near the intersection of Schäfergasse and Alte Gasse.

Johann Boltz Memorial stone, died at Dachau Concentration Camp
Savignystraße 55 (62)

Memorial on bank of Rhine River
Wallraf-Richarts-Museum, Koln, near Hohenzollernbruke
Text reads, "The gay and lesbian victims of national socialism husded killed."

Natzwiller-Struthof Concentration Camp
Wall of Remembrance 
Alsace, Germany

Ernst Rohm
Westfriedhof München
Munich (München)
Münchener Stadtkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany

Magnus Hirschfeld Memorial plaque

Magnus Hirschfeld Memorial Pillar
River Spree in Tiergarten, near Congress Hall (House of World Cultures) 

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Michael A Hess
Sean Ross Abby

County Tipperary, Ireland
Subject of film Philomena and book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee

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Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Civic Cemetery
Abruzzi, Italy
Plot: 5095; vicinity (left side) of Persichetti mausoleum

Gay Internment Camp Plaque
island of San Domino in the Tremiti Archipelago in the Adriatic

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Fourth International Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jews
plaque in wooded forest in Lahav Israel

Gay Holocaust Victims Memorial
outside the Municipal LGBT Community Centre in Tel Aviv's Meir Park (Gan Meir)
plaque reads: In memory of those persecuted by the Nazi regime for their sexual orientation and gender identity."

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Jean Genet
Larache Christian Cemetery
Tanger-Tetouan Region, Morocco

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Memorial to LGBTQ People Ciutadella Park Plaque reads: In memory of the gays, lesbians and transsexual people who have suffered persecution and repression throughout history. Barcelona 2011.

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Freddy Mercury Statue
Market Square, facing Lake Geneva
Montreux, Switzerland
The plaque is very shallow and will require a detailed hand.

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