Mural recognising Jewish LGBTQI+ groups
“It took me a few minutes to realise that in fact it was the Jewish Lesbian Group of Victoria logo (on the left) and the Aleph Melbourne logo on the right.”
By MIA GARDINER
May 18, 2023, 10:37 am
Co-convener of Aleph Melbourne Michael Barnett recently stumbled upon a special mural outside the Pride Centre in St Kilda.
Barnett told The AJN that he was having lunch at Buba, the Tel Aviv-style cafe next to the Pride Centre, when he noticed that the mural had a Magen David on it.
“I was taken aback,” he said.
“The more I looked at it the more it seemed familiar, along with the logo next to it. It took me a few minutes to realise that in fact it was the Jewish Lesbian Group of Victoria logo (on the left) and the Aleph Melbourne logo on the right.”
He realised that two Jewish groups had been “singled out for recognition” on the mural depicting queer presence in St Kilda.
“We’ve both been part of the Pride March in St Kilda since the late 1990s and cater to people living in the area,” Barnett said.
Aleph Melbourne is a social, support and advocacy group for people who identify as Jewish or who have a Jewish heritage and who identify as same-sex attracted, trans and gender diverse, and intersex (LGBTIQ+).