Sydney: Internet giant Google has released a custom map called 'Places of Pride', which allows people to add rainbow pride pins to mark places that mean something special to them.
According to the Mashable.com, the technology giant has invited members and supporters of the LGBT community at Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day this Sunday to share love stories, memories and moments on the world map.
"A Place of Pride can be anywhere you've experienced or felt pride. Whether it's where you came out to your friends or colleagues, met your partner, or supported provide and diversity in your community," Google said in a statement.
Patrick Hofmann from the Google Maps Sydney team who is behind the initiative wrote about why such a resource is important to the LGBT community.
"I would have loved to have seen a map that showed this reach of community. A map of 'pride' would have given me more confidence, reassuring me that there were heaps of people truly like me, or truly in support of me, not just a distant global chorus from around the world, but potentially in my own rural community," Hofmann wrote in a blog post.
"Everyday people around the world fall in love, share a kiss, or come out of the closet, and the places where these significant moments occur become cherished for the memories that they hold," he added.
Here are some of the pins marked by people on the 'Places of Pride' map: