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

 

 

 


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