The latest museum to be added to London's ever-heaving cultural smorgasbord, is one that the UK has been crying out for.
Queer Britain — a museum celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and remembering those who've struggled through history as a part of it — is set to open in 2021.
The museum will feature permanent and temporary exhibitions, including objects and records from the worlds of art, fashion, film, literature, TV, theatre, news, music, diaries, letters, photographs and legal records. There will also be video and audio interviews with queer people of all ages and backgrounds, activists, their friends, allies, families, observers and opponents.
A number of high profile names are supporting the project, while Joseph Galliano, former Gay Times editor, is spearheading it. Says Galliano:
People came out of their closets, now it's time to come out of the margins. Queer Britain will be the first national museum for all, regardless of sexuality and gender identity. It will fully celebrate and reflect the lives of LGBTQ+ people of all backgrounds.
London has featured an increasing number of exhibitions celebrating the history and importance of the LGBTQ+ community, but Queer Britain will be the first dedicated, permanent, bricks and mortar offering.
To find out more about the project, and to donate, visit the Queer Britain website.