It’s time to bring those LGBT artifacts out of the closet. The Washington Post is reporting that there is a movement afoot to have a museum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History:
Organizers, led by former Smithsonian researcher Tim Gold and his husband, North Carolina furniture magnate Mitchell Gold, are raising money and collecting artifacts to open a national history museum to tell the stories of LGBT Americans at a time when gay rights were frequently a matter of political and cultural debate.
Tim Gold said the idea was for a place that would teach the often-ignored roles that LGBT Americans have played in the country’s history in a way that would reverberate with visitors of all kinds.
“This isn’t a museum just for gay people or just for lesbian people or just for transgender people,” he said. “I want anyone who walks through this door to be able to take something away from the experience.”