Londoners demand a gay museum

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: People take part in the annual Pride in London Parade on June 27, 2015 in London, England. Pride in London is one of the world's biggest LGBT+ celebrations as thousands of people take part in a parade and attend performances at various locations across the city. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Campaigners in London are to place pink filing cabinets at at the most famous locations of British Capital to demand founding of a gay museum. The calls come as England and Wales mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality next year and organisers believe it’s an opportunity to unearth the city’s battle for equality.

Jan Pimblett from London Metropolitan Archives told the Evening Standard: “An LGBTQ+ museum will be an important step in the mainstreaming of these rich and important histories. ” Salma Tiff, an activist and supporter of a dedicated LGBT museum, went on saying: “Unfortunately for most of us, our families often can’t or don’t teach us about our history simply because it’s not theirs.”

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