That building and what it represents to the Queer community has been quite devastating and does have a quite dark past. It’s almost like we are taking it and rebranding it,”
I understand why this would be such a sensitive issue for many elderly populations in the Queer Community. I am totally on board with that. We do believe taking ownership of this place again is a real chance of healing,”
Mr Roberts hoped that the museum would be open by the Mardi Gras next year to pay respects to the 78ers who were the victims of the homophobic attitudes of police.
Taking to twitter this morning was NSW Premier, Chris Minns who wrote:
A year ago, Ian Roberts came to me with an idea – to create Australia’s first Pride museum.”
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