GAY GROUP IN GLOUCETERSHIRE WRITINGS IT'S HISTORY OVER FOUR DECADES(Excerpt taken from local Press June 2012)
For Four decades the Gloucestershire Gay and Lesbian Community Group (GGLC) have been meeting weekly, making it one of the oldest social groups in the country still active. Michael, current Chair, asks "Before we claim to be the longest running gay social group of it's kind in the country, do any of your readers know differently?"
"GGLC held its first meeting in September 1974 and have met nearly every week since. We began as part of the CHE (Campaign of Homosexual Equality) meeting in people's houses, later getting together every Thursday evening in Gloucester City Centre", Michael explained. Despite great changes over the last four decades, we still find there is a need to offer support and social meeting place for the LGBT community. The Group is now compiling a "Gloucestershire Gay History" archive and is looking for contributors. "If the GGLC was part of your life we would love to hear from you"
UPDATE: In February 2012 the GGLC made the first LGBT deposit of historical information at Gloucestershire Archives. This is part of an ongoing collection and all donations are welcome. Please contact us at the GGLC