When Gay Tragedy Becomes Gay Travel

Published Date Author: , April 27th, 2012

Hllcrest, San DiegoSince the beginning of time, death has fascinated humankind. Unfortunately, untimely death is also very familiar to the LGBT community. In a society where death is sanitized and often left to hospitals and away from people’s daily lives, death made public by tragedy enthralls people enough to make memorial sites a popular stopping point on otherwise fun-filled vacations. Various points of tragedy have become travel destinations for the LGBT community in the craze that is dark tourism. There is no better way to pay homage to the LGBT lives that have been lost than to visit the various sites that memorialize their suffering around the world.

Since the beginning of time, death has fascinated humankind. Unfortunately, untimely death is also very familiar to the LGBT community. In a society where death is sanitized and often left to hospitals and away from people’s daily lives, death made public by tragedy enthralls people enough to make memorial sites a popular stopping point on otherwise fun-filled vacations. Various points of tragedy have become travel destinations for the LGBT community in the craze that is dark tourism. There is no better way to pay homage to the LGBT lives that have been lost than to visit the various sites that memorialize their suffering around the world.

Gay Holocaust Memorial

Also known as “Homomonument,” this Gay Holocaust Memorial is housed in Westermarkt, Amsterdam. The Homomonument by Karin Daan is a memorial to homosexual victims of the Holocaust. Three triangles make up a larger triangle; the first triangle is raised up from the ground, the second triangle is level with the ground, and the third triangle is at a lower level jutting out into the adjacent canal. This beautiful monument bears a line from a poem by Jacob Israel de Haan that translates to “such a boundless longing for friendship”.

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