Proud Heritage, a UK-based online gay museum, launched today. Site features include an archive of gay publications and Walking Proud, a Google-based walking guide to London’s gay history and current hotspots.
Nick Poole, Director of the Collections Trust, which is responsible for setting the standards in British museums, welcomed the online museum. “We applaud Proud Heritage on the work achieved already, and we look forward to a successful first few years,” he said.
“Proud Heritage is not only an important step forward for the UK’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. It is also leading the way in showing the cultural heritage sector how we can work more openly with all communities. The Collections Trust believes that everyone everywhere should have the right to access and benefit from cultural heritage. Proud Heritage is an outstanding example of how culture can help people connect.”
Read the museum’s lovely manifesto.