GLOBAL LGBTQ campaigner and athlete, Amazin LeThi, is supporting the call out to capture more LGBTQ and Asian sporting stories as part of a campaign launched by the Museum of London ahead of the opening of the museum’s new home in West Smithfield in 2026.
Working with Sporting Heritage CIC, the Museum of London is aiming to capture as many views and stories as possible from the capital’s residents through the release of a short survey to ensure the museum, opening under a new name – The London Museum – reflects the rich heritage and diversity of the capital’s sporting past, present and future.
The Vietnamese Sporting Heritage ambassador said:
“Growing up I rarely saw athletes that looked like me in the media, and certainly not when I visited museums. This is a brilliant opportunity to ensure future generations have representation in these spaces. Sport is such a unifying force and if you are part of the Asian and/or LGBTQ community, please make your voice heard and share your sporting stories. Whether it’s your experience with grassroots, community clubs or related to professional level activities we want to know them all.”
Foteini Aravani, Museum of London Digital Curator added:
“We are delighted to have the support of Amazin who is so passionate about promoting equality in sport, and inclusivity and diversity in society for LGBTQ and Asian communities. It’s vital we have the input and engagement of communities from across London’s diverse population to capture their sporting memories, experiences, and views on what sporting collections they’d like to see in their new museum.”
The short survey has been created for people to complete to give their opinions and share any photos and stories of their own sporting stories. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MOLSport.
Responses are being collated until January 31st 2023. For further details and to access the survey head to: www.sportingheritage.org.uk.