Atlas of the Week: An Everyday Queer New York

The Maps – An Everyday Queer New York (

I chose to highlight a project by Jen Jack Gieseking called, An Everyday Queer New York for our Atlas of the Week. This project highlights the city of New York, the LGBTQ+ community, and is a great example of countermapping. The maps highlight popular spots for the LGBTQ+ community to meet within the city. These meeting spots range from bars, places to meet for political and social activism, LGBTQ-run businesses, and more. Gieseking’s intention is to portray the LGBTQ+ experience accurately while demonstrating diversity within the city. If you check out Gieseking’s website, he offers two different maps, teaching and research tools, and a link to his book, An Everyday Queer New York, where you can learn about the LGBTQ+ experience in a large, diverse city.

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