Submissions

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

Alaska

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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Arizona

Phoenix VETERANS MEMORIAL

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

California

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
http://mpetrelis.blogspot.com/2013/05/number-of-lesbian-public-memorials-in.html

Carole Migden
Harvey Milk Plaza above a metal bench "almost impossible to notice."
San Francisco, CA
http://mpetrelis.blogspot.com/2013/05/number-of-lesbian-public-memorials...

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
http://www.flickr.com/photos/amygroark/3875416709/

Merv Griffin

Wil Geer: monument at the http://www.theatricum.com/

Bulldog Baths130 Turk StreetSan Francisco, CA
http://mpetrelis.blogspot.com/2012/09/sf-gay-baths-plaque-national-register.html

Bill Kraus
Plaquein Corona Heights Park on bench
http://ebar.com/blogs/sf-park-staff-repair-bench-with-gay-mans-plaque

Mark Bingham Gymnasium
Eureka Valley Recreation CenterCollingwood StreetSan Francisco
http://mpetrelis.blogspot.com/2009/07/gay-plaques-of-castro-photo-essay-in.html

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
http://img528.imageshack.us/i/research2006californiamyt9.gif/

San Francisco: Gene Compton’s Cafeteria
http://sanfrancisco.grubstreet.com/compton's%20plaque.jpg

Print Triangle Park: http://pinktrianglepark.org/

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 http://www.strangebillions.com/castrodec07/BCBlackCatPlaque4InLo.jpg

Randy Shilits: Redwood Memorial GardensGuernevilleSonoma CountyCalifornia, USA

Paul Monette

Bill Kraus
Hans Christen Anderson
Liberace
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
Sylvester
Franklin Pangborn
James Whale
Errol Flynn
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

Colorado Springs, Colo.: “America, the Beautiful” plaque at Pikes Peak, written by lesbian poet. http://queerestplaces.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/america-the-beautiful/

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Connecticut

Kitty Genovese
Lakeview Cemetery
New Canaan
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

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Florida

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

Zora Hurston Grave

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

Illinois

Dan Soto Mayor

Indiana

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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Kentucky

Louisiana

New Orleans: Upstairs Lounge: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/2611690964_8594d68cac.jpg

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.

Maryland

Tallulah Bankhead Saint Paul's Churchyard
Chestertown
Kent County
Maryland, USA
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
Towson
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Lower level, near a small parking area

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Massachusetts

John Cheever
First Parish Cemetery
Norwell
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Elizabeth Bishop Hope Cemetery
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6662473

Charlotte Cushman Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

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Michigan

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

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Missouri

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

Mississippi

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
Nelson
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA

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New Jersey

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

Walt Whitman
Harleigh Cemetery
Camden
Camden County
New Jersey, USA http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1098

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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 (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
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 93 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31

Ed Koch Plaque
2 Fifth Ave
New York, NY

Ed Koch Grave Marker
Trinity Cemetery in northern Manhattan
http://www.history.com/news/history-blog/tombstone-tales-historys-most-f...

Paul Bowles Lakemont Cemetery
Lakemont
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
Brooklyn
Kings County
New York, USA
Plot: Palestine Lodge, 71, I.O.S.B. se

Montgomery Clift Friends Quaker Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County
New York, USA

Frank O’Hara Green River Cemetery
East Hampton
Suffolk County
New York, USA http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7598269

Roy Cohen
Union Field Cemetery

Ridgewood
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
http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/1907770/print

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.
http://www.infotrue.com/sheep.html

James Baldwin Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
Hartsdale
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Hillcrest A, Grave 1203
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1420
Countee Cullen Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
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][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

[1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langston_Hughes%22_%5Cl_%22cite_note-29

North Carolina

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

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Ohio

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
http://www.findagrave.net/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=1598&CRid=39641&

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Pennsylvania

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

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

Marianne Moore Evergreen Cemetery
Gettysburg
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
http://artblogbybob.blogspot.com/2007/07/native-son.html

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Texas

Wyoming

Matthew Sheppard
http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/trib.com/content/tncms/assets/editorial/b/79/5a9/b795a984-1912-5632-9e3d-1f3ffc6db528.preview-300.jpg
A plaque honoring slain University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard is part of a bench located near the Arts & Sciences building.

International

Austria

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

Australia

Memorial to Dr George Duncan erected along the River Torrens, southern end of the Adelaide University footbridge
Adelaide
http://www.ontherecord-unisa.com.au/?p=2801

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Canada

Alexander Wood Plaques
Church Street & Wood Street
Toronto
http://www.torontoplaques.com/Pages/Alexander_Wood.html

University of Toronto Homophile Association

University of Toronto’s University College
"east side of the college"
http://www.news.utoronto.ca/heritage-plaque-honours-ontarios-first-gay-a... 

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England

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

Alan Turning
Sackville Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sackville_Park_Turing_plaque.jpg

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Admiral_Duncan

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
http://lgbthmuk.blogspot.com/2007/11/first-gay-rights-march-in-britain.html 

Unknown but it’d be great to have a rubbing of it: http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh112/salaami/auschwitz_plaque_4mil.jpg

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France

Oscar Wilde
Gertrude Stein
Proust
Alice B Toklas [Cimetière du Père Lachaise][1] [1]: https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/639018

http://andrejkoymasky.com/mem/holocaust/ho08.html

Jean Cocteau:
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"
http://andrejkoymasky.com/mem/holocaust/ho08.html

Edith Warton Plaque
53, rue de Varenne, Paris 7e
http://www.english.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20110120-edith-wharton-paris 

Pierre Seel Marker
Theatre of Mulhouse
Mulhouse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mulhouse-Plaque_Pierre_Seel.jpg

Rue Pierre Seel Street Sign
Toulouse, France
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plaque_de_la_rue_Pierre_Seel_%C3%A0_To...

Micheline Maurel marker
Saint Malo (northwestern France on the English Channel)
http://www.vanderkrogt.net/statues/object.php?webpage=ST&record=frbr045

Colette

Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Paris
Ile-de-France Region, France
Plot: Division 4, #6... See More
GPS (lat/lon): 48.86073, 2.39115
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1638

Nathalie Clifford Barney Cimetiere de Passy
ParisIle-de-France Region, France
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7157

Renee Vivian

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

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Germany

Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial
Bergedorf district,Hamburg, Germany.
http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/GALL33R/NEU67.HTM

Dachau Museum Indoor plaque
http://www.scrapbookpages.com/dachau/DachauMuseum.html

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.
http://andrejkoymasky.com/mem/holocaust/08/engel1.jpg

Johann Boltz Memorial stone, died at Dachau Concentration Camp
Savignystraße 55 (62) http://www.stolpersteine-frankfurt.de/index_en.html

Cologne
Memorial on bank of Rhine River
Wallraf-Richarts-Museum, Koln, near Hohenzollernbruke
Text reads, "The gay and lesbian victims of national socialism husded killed."
http://andrejkoymasky.com/mem/holocaust/ho08.html

Natzwiller-Struthof Concentration Camp
Wall of Remembrance 
Alsace, Germany
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&i...

Ernst Rohm
Westfriedhof München
Munich (München)
Münchener Stadtkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14714612

Magnus Hirschfeld Memorial plaque
Berlin-TiergartenGermany
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Berlin_hirschfeld_ged...

Magnus Hirschfeld Memorial Pillar
River Spree in Tiergarten, near Congress Hall (House of World Cultures)
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&i... 

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Ireland

Michael A Hess
Sean Ross Abby

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

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Italy

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Civic Cemetery
L'Aquila
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
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22856586

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Israel

Fourth International Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jews
plaque in wooded forest in Lahav Israel
http://www.jta.org/1992/07/13/archive/jnf-allows-gay-groups-plaque-settling-a-longstanding-dispute#ixzz2urPUr7LY

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."
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/israeli-memorial-gay-holocaust-victims-first
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-25687190

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Morocco

Jean Genet
Larache Christian Cemetery
Larache
Tanger-Tetouan Region, Morocco

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Netherlands

Spain

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.

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Switzerland

Freddy Mercury Statue
Market Square, facing Lake Geneva
Montreux, Switzerland
The plaque is very shallow and will require a detailed hand.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8288/7840585474_20a5ec4358_o.jpg

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