LGBTQ Memorials

View of a large boulder engraved "National AIDS Memorial Grove"
Boulder at the entrance to the National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA.

Photo by Luis Villa del Campo (CC BY 2.0;

Throughout history, humans have created memorials as a way to celebrate, remember, and perpetuate our most valued stories. They come in all conceivable shapes, sizes, and materials, including buildings, bridges, statues, tattoos, performances, and charitable foundations, just to name a few. This small selection of memorials celebrate the lives and actions of queer Americans and their allies while bringing awareness to issues that threaten queer communities.

Part of a series of articles titled Finding Our Place: LGBTQ Heritage in the United States.

Last updated: February 20, 2018