We Are Here well-received says Museum of the Riverina manager Luke Grealy

An exhibition revealing Wagga’s queer history has been surprisingly well-received, according to Museum of the Riverina manager Luke Grealy.

ACON regional outreach service team leader Teddy Cook.

ACON regional outreach service team leader Teddy Cook.

Mr Grealy said the We Are Here exhibition, which shared the stories of LGBTQI people in the Riverina, had gotten “some wonderful feedback” from the community.

“It’s very rare for regional Australia, I think we’re one of the first to tell the stories of LGBTQI people,” he said.

“This is a very conservative community but a very welcoming one as well.

“I thought there might be more concern from some elements of the community but they’ve been quite curious.”

On Saturday, the library hosted Queer Conversations as part of the exhibition, screening the film Love in Full Colour before an interactive session with director Suzi Taylor.

ACON health expert Teddy Cook then took part in a panel discussion with gender identity academic Peter Hyndal and Wagga woman Sarah Adcock.

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