Melbourne, Australia, 22nd April 2020 – Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) recently accepted their ceremonial key as the next LGBTIQ community organisation to sign a tenancy for the Pride Centre.
Due to physical distancing the Victorian Pride Centre Chair Jude Munro AO made the announcement from home and remarked on the incredible work that ALGA have done and continue to do in order to document the important and ever changing history of our community. ALGA virtually accepted their key to the centre during a recent online team meeting.
ALGA holds the most significant collection of historical material about LGBTIQ communities in Australia and the move of the organisation to the Centre enables ALGA to continue to effectively manage, maintain and grow the collection, enable broader access and also presents opportunities to further highlight this rich collection.
With the external structure of The Victorian Pride Centre complete, this state of the art building will soon be an effervescent community hub and safe space for the entire LGBTIQ community. In turn providing further opportunity for ALGA to document our shared and personal LGBTIQ memoirs.
Quotes Attributed to Victorian Pride Centre Chair, Jude Munro AO
“ALGA have been around for 42 years now, collecting and compiling Australia’s LGBTIQ history and exhibiting it in order to educate our community about where we’ve come from. This is such crucial work and in the space of time that ALGA have been procuring our community’s history, we’ve seen much hard work and progress which could’ve easily been forgotten.”
Quotes Attributed to ALGA Board Chair – Angela Bailey
“We are excited to be moving to the Victorian Pride Centre to further provide our communities with a place to engage with and celebrate our very queer histories”
IMAGES: ALGA team meeting
Image credit: Provided by ALGA
About the Victorian Pride Centre
The Victorian Pride Centre is a unique initiative that celebrates, bolsters and protects equality, diversity and inclusion. It is set to forge a new chapter in the narrative of Australian Pride by bringing the LGBTIQ community together in a single and powerful space. It will be home to practical and supportive services as well as being an international tourist destination. The Victorian Pride Centre Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation structured as a company limited by guarantee.
The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) is the biggest repository of historical materials about LGBTIQ experience in Australia. The Archives was established in 1978. It is a volunteer, community-based organisation.
For further information contact Justine Dalla Riva, Acting CEO 0429 979153 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For ALGA media enquiries, Angela Bailey 0419585875