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Getting the Gay Centre started, 1976


“The arose though one person called Glen who was frustrated by the fact there was no alternative gay activity going on. He got us together and said, ‘Why don’t we run a gay centre?’ I think we were before the , we were the first one in the UK. He had read something about a centre in Amsterdam or San Francisco. It was slightly the same group (as GLF ()) and some people from CHE () got involved and we took a lease on three enormous Victorian buildings in / in Digbeth. We threw ourselves into it not sure exactly what it was going to be but a ‘friendly space for all gay people’, which was non-commercial.”

Contributed by: Malcolm Gibb, 58

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