[Tagging] lgbtq=primary ? Re: Out of the bars and onto the map: An lgbtq:*=* tagging scheme?

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Fri Oct 26 15:25:34 UTC 2018

What about lgbtq=primary (& lgbtq:*=primary) for "this venue is run
primary for people of the LGBTQ community, or is primarily frequented by
LGBTQ people"?

lgbtq=majority doesn't cover the aspect of "this venue is run *for*
LGBTQ people" implying it's just a numbers game, and could be applied at

There is no clear "opposite" of lgbtq=primary, so this scheme doesn't
have suffer from "lgbtq=yes"'s problem of "How do you tag a non-LGBTQ
venue?" lgbtq=no means it's run by bigots who ban LGBTQ people. Boring
cishet bars can just not have a lgbtq tag.


On 24/10/2018 20:05, Rory McCann wrote:
> On 24/10/2018 09:37, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> usually "blah=yes" means that blah is available or blah is permitted,
>> not that the place is mostly/exclusively for blah. Conversely, in
>> your definition an "lgbtq=no" would then mean that the place is *not*
>> specifically an lgbtq place; many users could, however, misread
>> lgbtq=no (which would be a valid tag for the majority of places since
>> they don't specifically cater to lgbtq people) as "this place does
>> not admit lgbtq people" (which is probably/hopefully true only for a
>> very small number of places).
> Good point.
> One could say "OSM Tags are for machines, so consult the
> docs", but I think tags should be readable to humans (one you learn to
> speak OSM-tag-ese).
>> You don't want "lgbtq=only" since usually an lgbtq bar *will* admit
>  > straight people
> Yes they will (plus some members of the LGBTQ community are straight, or
> in relationship with straight people 😉). Wiki says diet:vegan=only
> means "All *or almost all* products are vegan", so lgbtq=only is
> consistent with that, but it seems too confusing, and doesn't read well,
> so I think it's not the best.
>> Perhaps "lgbtq=designated"
> That's close, *but* sounds like an official body has designed the place
> as a LGBTQ venue, rather than someone choosing to run a business that
> way. It could be the best contender.

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