Last Saturday night the largest mass shooting in U.S. history happened in an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando – an act of hate killing 50 and injuring 50 more. It was an act of hate towards gays that has brought the community together once again to show their strength in numbers. We want to offer deep condolences to the families and friends of the victims and show our support for LGBTQ people everywhere.
But it is also time to celebrate with it being Gay Pride month and all. LGBTQ people around the world have great reason to be together this year as an act of solidarity and CartoDB wants to help you find the celebrations happening.
What’s amazing about this map is to remember the history of Gay Pride celebrations. LGBTQ pride has its roots in New York City. In 1970 a few bold people stood up and marched for rights. They walked down Christopher Street through the city streets to reinforce the bold activism of the Stonewall riots exactly one year prior.
Forty-six years later we have this map – an inventory of worldwide celebrations of Pride and of a struggle that is making bold progress year-after-year.
Happy data mapping!