Out & About: Monthly News Bulletin Of Project Lambda, Inc.Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2434
Project Lambda is a "group of people working together to establish a gay community centre in Winnipeg."
Abstract: Project Lambda is a "group of people working together to establish a gay community centre in Winnipeg." It was founded in 1977 by the Manitoba Gay Coalition and is incorporated as a non-profit organization. It hopes to create an open, relaxed, and comfortable setting where gay people can make friends. The need for such a centre was seen in that, while Winnipeg has a social club for gays, it is for members only. There are also various public, educational and political service groups in the community which lack permanent locations. With the help of other gay groups and businesses, the Project has raised almost $25,000. It is hoped that the proposed community centre will respond to the various needs of the gay community. A survey conducted by the Project has suggested the following possible centre activities: a coffee shop, tourist information centre, counselling services, a crisis centre, library and reading rooms, special interest groups, office space for gay organizations, a VD clinic, a medical clinic, a restaurant, employment agency, housing registry and evening classes. Through its newsletter, Out & About, Project Lambda advertises social events and reports on issues of concern to the gay community. The November, 1981 edition contains a "Lambda Update" which describes the Project, its goals, activities and values.