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On Thursday, the City of North Miami announced plans to construct a sculpture dedicated to the LGBTQ community.

The news came via e-mail from City Councilman Scott Galvin.

“The project was inspired by the tragedy at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in June of 2016,” Galvin writes. “Rather than be a somber memorial to those victims, North Miami’s sculpture will be a celebration of LGBTQ lives and an acknowledgement of LGBTQ contributions in Miami-Dade County.”

The city has selected Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, 1725 N.E. 135 Street, as the host site for the sculpture. The 22-acre park contains indigenous oak hammocks, a creek and walking trails.

A timeline of significant moments in LGBTQ history will accompany the sculpture, Galvin said. The project is funded to the tune of $30,000 by North Miami’s District 1 budget.

Professional artists interested in working on the project should submit proposals by Oct. 14. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 305-687-3977.