After the Society for Individual Rights (SIR) Community Center burnt down, Glide helped to organize efforts to create a Gay Community Center that could host all the LGBTQIA+ organizations. Intersectional divisions amongst the groups made it difficult to work together. Those at Glide wanted to the center to remain a free space that supports everyone. Others wanted there to be dues, limiting access to those who could not afford to participate.
1972 – Efforts to Create a Gay Community Center
1977 – Membership Created Despite Agreements Made at a Glide Meeting
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