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Poor location and high running costs


“The Lesbian and Gay Community Centre tried very hard to find a central location near the gay village even to the point of almost exchanging contracts. But when they discovered that the holding company ‘Lamda Limited’, was a gay organisation, people pulled out and were unwilling to sell to us. In desperation we took up the premises opposite and the thriving ,  but its location was against it, it was just outside the ring road and people didn’t like having to navigate subways at night.” Although it had its high points, it had events that were packed, and it was well used on a number of nights, Lyn reports further problems in that the was unable to meet the cost of the mortgage and of heating such a large building, it was one storey with a leaking roof.

Contributed by: Lyn David Thomas, 47

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