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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

As Plans Take Shape for National LGBT Museum, P.E. Islanders Reflect on Local History

06/18/18 | CBC

As plans for the country’s first LGBT museum take shape in Ottawa, some Islanders are taking stock of what possible contributions might come from P.E.I., and reflecting on how far they’ve come. The initiative is being led by the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Right now, the group is working on raising funds, and collecting stories from across the country. Nola Etkin and Jim Culbert have been gay-rights activists on the Island for decades — and they’re both delighted with the prospect of a national museum dedicated to the stories, art and culture of LGBTQ2+ people. “It means that we’re part of the history of this country and we won’t be forgotten, and I think that’s important,” said Etkin.

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