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.
corner of E. 6th Avenue & Fairbanks Street
Plaque reads: "Your Spirit Lives on, in Love, Peace and Pride"
This memorial is located in the National Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona. The boulder-shaped monument of rainbow granite bears the original GLBVA logo.
San Francisco Columbarium
San Francisco County
Plot: Cenotaph, Ground Floor
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
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
Wil Geer: monument at the http://www.theatricum.com/
Bulldog Baths130 Turk StreetSan Francisco, CA
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”
San Francisco: Gene Compton’s Cafeteria
Print Triangle Park: http://pinktrianglepark.org/
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 http://www.strangebillions.com/castrodec07/BCBlackCatPlaque4InLo.jpg
Randy Shilits: Redwood Memorial GardensGuernevilleSonoma CountyCalifornia, USA
Hans Christen Anderson
Tyrone PowerRamon Novarro
William Haines & partner
Morris Kite plaque in West Hollywood
Ivy Bottini plaque in West Hollywood
Transgender plaque in West Hollywood
Queers in Protest plaque in West Hollywood
Springs VETERANS MEMORIAL
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. http://queerestplaces.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/america-the-beautiful/
Plot: "Eagles" mausoleum
GPS (lat/lon): 40.43417, -85.64556
Lexington, grave marker for James Herndon, http://queerestplaces.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/aint-she-sweet/
New Orleans: Upstairs Lounge: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/2611690964_8594d68cac.jpg Tennessee Williams house in The Quarter
Tallulah Bankhead Saint Paul's Churchyard
Plot: Section A, Lot 94 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52
Devine “Harris Glenn Milstead” Prospect Hill Park Cemetery
Plot: Lower level, near a small parking area
First Parish Cemetery
Elizabeth Bishop Hope Cemetery
Massachusetts, USA http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6662473
Charlotte Cushman Mount Auburn Cemetery
Scott B. Amedure Ottawa Park Cemetery
St. Louis city
Gomel Chesed Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Plot: through third gate on left side, in back
New Jersey, USA http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1098
New York: In a small park on Christopher Street, across from the famed Stonewall Inn, New York City’s Gay Liberation Monument (http://www.nycgovparks.org) honors the struggle for GLBT rights with a quartet of George Segal sculptures—a pair of men and a pair of women. http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=10767
Susan Brownell Anthony Mount Hope Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 93 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31
The sign from The Oscar Wilde bookstore: http://whitecrane.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8345161a069e2011168466a9f970c-800wi
Ed Koch Plaque
2 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Ed Koch Grave Marker
Trinity Cemetery in northern Manhattan
Paul Bowles Lakemont Cemetery
New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe Saint John Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Section 48, Range B Lots 131-133
Lilyan Tashman Washington Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Palestine Lodge, 71, I.O.S.B. se
Montgomery Clift Friends Quaker Cemetery
New York, USA
Frank O’Hara Green River Cemetery
New York, USA http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7598269
Union Field Cemetery
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
New York, USA
Plot: Hillcrest A, Grave 1203
Countee Cullen Woodlawn Cemetery
New York, USA http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8850237
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.[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langston_Hughes%22_%5Cl_%22cite_note-29]
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
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."
Independence Hall: http://www.alienspouse.com/.a/6a00d8345216fc69e201156f0a0623970c-450wi
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
Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery
Marianne Moore Evergreen Cemetery
Mount Lawn Cemetery
Plot: Section C Lot 26 Grave 3
Thomas Eakins Studio
possibily at 1729 Mt. Vernon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Legacy of Love
Oak Lawn Avenue and Cedar Springs Road, Dallas
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)
Alexander Wood Plaques
Church Street & Wood Street
University of Toronto Homophile Association
University of Toronto’s University College
"east side of the college"
Manchester England and Warring Crest : Alan Turning plaque: http://www.anvilspringstien.co.uk/images/plaque.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing#Recognition_and_Tributes
Derek Jarman St Clement Churchyard
Joe Orton Golders Green Crematorium
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
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: http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh112/salaami/auschwitz_plaque_4mil.jpg
Alice B Toklas [Cimetière du Père Lachaise] : https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/639018
2 Quai de Monleon, 06500 Menton, France http://museecocteaumenton.fr/ (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
Micheline Maurel marker
Saint Malo (northwestern France on the English Channel)
Ile-de-France Region, France
Plot: Division 4, #6... See More
GPS (lat/lon): 48.86073, 2.39115
ParisIle-de-France Region, France
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7157 Renee Vivian
Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial
Bergedorf district,Hamburg, Germany.
Dachau Museum Indoor plaque
Homosexual Memorial at Buchenwald Concentration Camp
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
Translation of plaque, "Deathblow, deadly silence of the homosexual victims of National Socialism."
Klaus-Mann-Platz, near the intersection of Schäfergasse and Alte Gasse.
Johann Boltz Memorial stone, died at Dachau Concentration Camp
Savignystraße 55 (62) http://www.stolpersteine-frankfurt.de/index_en.html
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
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Magnus Hirschfeld Memorial plaque
Magnus Hirschfeld Memorial Pillar
River Spree in Tiergarten, near Congress Hall (House of World Cultures)
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."
Memorial to LGBTQ People Ciutadella Park http://www.towleroad.com/2011/03/exclusive-memorial-to-lgbt-people-dedic... Plaque reads: In memory of the gays, lesbians and transsexual people who have suffered persecution and repression throughout history. Barcelona 2011.
Freddy Mercury Statue
Market Square, facing Lake Geneva
The plaque is very shallow and will require a detailed hand.