Presentation (Class or campus)
Event Name and Location of Presentation
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Student Poster Session
Instructor(s) or Advisor(s)
This project explores the LGBTQ+ Affirming Locations of Greenville county. An LGBTQ+ affirming location is best summarized by this response, “It's a comfortable and welcoming place where it doesn't only feel like LGBT+ people are just being tolerated”. This response was taken from a survey I sent out to LGBTQ+ Groups in the Greenville area and shows why it is important to identify locations in the Greenville county area. With people coming out and looking for support it is important for to know where they will not be discriminated against. The goal is to make a viewable map that can show people where in Greenville county they can go for restaurants, pharmacies, or hotels that will affirm LGBTQ+ folk. These policies have been shown to have economic benefits for both consumers and business sides.
Additional Affiliated Department, Center or Institute
Center for Teaching and Learning
Lane, C.J., "LGBTQ+ Affirming Locations of Greenville County" (2016). Earth and Environmental Sciences Presentations. 16.