THE HISTORY OF THE GGLC
07/09/74 The formation of the Cheltenham-Gloucester Campaign For Homosexual Equality (CHE) Group.
19/07/76 The Group achieved publicity when a talk was given to them by the Bishop Of Gloucester, The Right Reverend John Yates.
08/77 The first Barge Semington disco was held.
01/02/79 The first weekly meeting was held in the Old Crypt Schoolroom, Gloucester
12/79 The first Constitutional Committee were elected.
20/12/79 The CHE Group address becomes PO Box 23, Gloucester.
06/11/80 The first Annual Dinner was held at the Old Crypt Schoolroom.
12/11/81 The creation of the Gloucester Gay Community Development Fund was announced at the Annual Dinner. This was opened with an initial deposit of £100.
12/06/82 The first disco was held at Cheltenham Racecourse.
01/11/82 The Gloucester-Cheltenham CHE became the Gloucestershire Gay Community (GGC).
25/11/82 The GGC made its first appearance on local radio (Severn Sound) in a discussion about gay men, lesbians and employment.
08/84 The tenth anniversary was celebrated. The Development Fund topped £2,000. #
13/10/90 The Colin Garfield Memorial Trophy was awarded to the “Person of the year” for the first time.
- 07/92 The GGC acquired its first word processor.
- 02/93 Gloucestershire Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Forum was set up. The Forum is a partnership between Health Promotion Gloucestershire, Gay And Lesbian ‘Friend’ Helpline (Gloucestershire), Gloucestershire Gay And Lesbian Community, the local Genito-urinary medicine clinics, the HIV Counselling, Support And Antibody Testing Service and the local gay venues.
18/03/93 A new Constitution was agreed.
- 21/10/93 The first meeting of the Gloucestershire HIV Liaison Group. The Liaison Group is a partnership between voluntary and statutory agencies.
- 05/94 The first Gloucestershire Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Forum newsletter was produced.
- 13/08/94 The GGC celebrated its twentieth anniversary.
- 08/95 The telephone line was launched.
- 04/96 The Development Fund reached £10,000.
- 10/96 The GGC bought its first computer.
- 10/97 The name was changed to Gloucestershire Gay And Lesbian Community (GGLC) and a new Constitution was adopted. This Constitution better defines members rights and responsibilities.
- 05/02/98 The first meeting at Gloucester Centre For Voluntary Services took place.
- 27/07/98 The first GGLC website was launched.
- 2000. Ban lifted on Gay men and women serving in the Armed Forces
- 30/11/2001. Age of Consent equalised at 16
- 07/09/2004 The group is 30 years old.
- 30/10/2004 The GGLC celebrates it's 30thanniversery at it's Annual Dinner.
- December 2005 first Civil Partnerships held
- 12/08/2006 The group attends the first Gloucester Rainbow Day
- 27/10/2007 Peter Tatchell attends the GGLC Annual Dinner
- 10/ 2009 Group Celebrate it's 35th Anniversary. Longest running group of its kind in the country
- 06/2010 Chair of GGLC also elected as Chair Gloucestershire Pride
- 02/2012. GGLC launches "Untold Stories" at Gay and Lesbian History Month
- 04/2012 Group deposit first LGBT History with Gloucestershire Archives
- 01/2014 PO Box 23 ceases to exist