SYDNEY Council could soon approve a new museum in tribute to the LGBTI community, if a motion proposed by Cr Christine Forster passes council early next week.

In a statement sent to the Star Observer, Forster stated that such a facility in the Oxford St precinct would have a lasting influence on the cultural and academic wellbeing of the LGBTI community and its allies across Australia, throughout the entire year.

“The pop-up museum that operated during the 2013 Mardi Gras was a massive success,” she said.

“Council has the resources to establish and maintain a permanent GLBTI exhibition space and we should aim to have it in place in time for next year’s Mardi Gras.”

Last month, council approved a motion to have a rainbow flag flying over Taylor Square, to be in place before permanent artwork to commemorate the LGBTI community is installed by the 40th anniversary of Mardi Gras in 2018.

According to documents, Forster’s proposal will be discussed and voted by councillors on Monday night, with the council meeting being open to the public at Sydney Town Hall from 5pm onwards.

The Star Observer will update this story as it develops.

 

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