Herefordshire Pride to close at end of month unless more help found

Gay community group to close at end of month unless more help found

Gay community group to close at end of month unless more help found

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A GROUP that organises events for the county’s gay community looks set to close at the end of the month.

Char Carter, aged 32, set up Herefordshire Pride two-and-a-half years ago in a bid to kick-start events for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

However Char, from Hunderton, Hereford, said the group will close on October 31 unless more people come forward to offer support.

She said: “We really need a group secretary and treasurer, or if anyone wants to come and just join the group in general as a fundraiser then I want to hear from them.

“If not I will have to close it as it’s too much work to do on my own.”

Char said that up to 500 people previously attended the group’s events but administration costs mean she cannot continue.

“Another problem is finding venues,” she added.

“We will get property owners or landlords that won’t let us use their venue because we are an LGBT group.

“Herefordshire isn’t always up with the times with these things.”

In addition to holding events, the group has also given advice to people of all ages.

Char said: “It would be really sad for us to go as there are supposed to be around 5,000 members of the LGBT community living in the county and I don’t know of any other group out there for them.”

Anyone who can help should call Char on 07407 458933 or visit herefordshirepride.co.uk.

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10:44am Wed 23 Oct 13

oldergit says...

Perhaps there aren't many LGBT's in Hereford.
Perhaps there aren't many LGBT's in Hereford. oldergit
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4:22pm Wed 23 Oct 13

Herefordboy says...

Just accept that there arent as many of them as you would have us believe
Just accept that there arent as many of them as you would have us believe Herefordboy
  • Score: -7

3:10pm Thu 24 Oct 13

dippyhippy says...

Well, I say a big "well done " to Char, who has obviously worked tirelessly over the past few years. I really hope you get the volountary help you need to keep going.
Its sad to read that in this day and age, you are refused the use of premises because of the group you are involved with.Unfortunately,p
rejudice is still rife in our society.
Gay friends I have spoken to have said they still feel there are pubs that are almost no-go areas.....its 2013.We really should be better than this by now.
Well, I say a big "well done " to Char, who has obviously worked tirelessly over the past few years. I really hope you get the volountary help you need to keep going. Its sad to read that in this day and age, you are refused the use of premises because of the group you are involved with.Unfortunately,p rejudice is still rife in our society. Gay friends I have spoken to have said they still feel there are pubs that are almost no-go areas.....its 2013.We really should be better than this by now. dippyhippy
  • Score: 6

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