Edmonton Queer History Project

Celebrating the People, Places, and Events that built the Queer Community in Edmonton

GLCCE – The Gay Lesbian Community Centre of Edmonton

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Do you know about the Gay Lesbian Community Centre of Edmonton? What did this organization mean to you? Send us your stories edmontonqueerhistoryproject@gmail.com

“For many years there has been a community centre organization in Edmonton.  It has had its good times and some dark times.  It was called GATE for a period of time before I had anything to do with it. The name had been changed to GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE OF EDMONTON some time before I was involved for approximately 5 years (about 1995 to 2000).  When I became involved GLCCE was located in the basement below Buddys Restaurant and Bar when it was located on 124 street just north of Jasper Ave.  It was a dreadful location so after a few months I negotiated a new space which was in the Bill McCulloch Building 106 ave and 124 street.  I was at the big campout near Red Deer doing the final lease stuff long distance and Princess Diana was killed.  We moved to that location effective September 1997. Later the Pride Centre moved to that building on 111 ave and 95A street.”

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