WA Museum’s ‘glory hole’ acquisition sparks controversy

The boss of the WA Museum says its recent acquisition of a Gosnells “glory hole” was not meant to be controversial and was reflective of the institution’s duty to represent the whole community.

The donated piece is a train station toilet door with a hole cut into it that was used by gay men in the Perth beat scene for covert sex at a time when homosexuality in WA was illegal.

WAM chief executive Alec Coles said it was an appropriate piece to acquire because public museums needed to represent every aspect of society.

“Clearly the LGBTQI community is a very important part of Perth’s society,” he said.

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