Australia will have it’s first gay and lesbian museum and cultural centre in an old Collingwood church hall
Melbourne Leader has the story:
Plans are afoot to create Australia’s first gay and lesbian museum and cultural centre in an old Collingwood church hall.
Yarra Council is seeking a tenant for the former Congregational Church Hall in Peel St, which has stood empty for many years.
Prominent gay publican Tom McFeely, with the backing of a group of other local businesses, has applied to turn the building into a centre featuring historical displays, art and educational programs.
Mr McFeely said the centre would promote understanding and not court controversy.
“There would be nothing confrontational – I’m not talking about artwork with penises,” Mr McFeely said. “It would be a place where gay people and straight people could go along and get some information and history about the (gay and lesbian) community.
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