Glasgow LGBT Centre

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The Glasgow Gay Centre was opened in Sauchiehall Street, in 1977, the first Gay Centre in the UK, following fund-raising by members of the Glasgow branch of the Scottish Minorities Group.[1] It closed in 1982[2]

The Glasgow Lesbian and Gay Centre (later renamed the Glasgow LGBT Centre) was opened in Dixon Street (just off St Enoch Square) in 1995.[3] It was then closed for building works, and formally opened in March 1996. In 2008 it collapsed with debts of £300,000.

A new LGBT Centre, known as the Castro Centre, was opened in Bell Street. In 2010 it was closed, amid accusations of financial irregularities.[4][5]

References

  1. http://www.ourstoryscotland.org.uk/heritage/assocSupp/GGC.htm
  2. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hamamelis/RIP-ISPrivate/GlasgowGayCentreSauchiehallSt/index.htm
  3. http://www.ourstoryscotland.org.uk/heritage/timeline/index.htm#1970
  4. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2010/07/12/glasgow-gay-centre-funding-axed-and-boss-suspended-after-financial-inquiry/
  5. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/crime-courts/closed-gay-centre-is-probed-by-police-over-finances-1.1063538