SHRG Paisley & District Branch
Lambda [Oct 1981]


Paisley and District SHRG Newsletter

"...Coming Out . . Dare We?"
A discussion led by Stewart S.


Gay Forum
Aan open letter to the NEC ...

In the not so dim and distant past, the landed Gentry of the Highlands, restricted resources to the local population forcing them to move to Glasgow and there by change their lifestyle.

Now, in 1981, SHRG may yet let history repeat itself, by stifling their local branches of income, thus forcing them into a spiral of decline.

Edinburgh SHRG, appear to be in serious danger of losing their premises at Broughton St. due to financial pressure.

Glasgow Branch seem so content to wallow in the success of the new club that they have allowed the once exalted centre to deteriorate into a 'One May and his Record Player' Disco on Saturday nights. (All credit to Eddy et al who struggle on...)

Rural Branches face bankruptcy in attempting to pay for ambitious rural befriending schemes which are as costly as they are necessary.

All this might be excusable if SHRG was busy running expensive publicity campaigns or political lobbying.

Unless SHRG decides to support and build up the branches of the organisation, so that they might provide local bases for Gay action, we shall soon end up with a moribund centralist organisation serving only the Cities. What is needed is a re-allocation of finances and more effort from the NEC in respect of their local branches.

Allan Donnell

Diary of Events

14 Oct - Coming Out, ... Dare we do it? Stewart S leads a talk on a fraughful decision all of us must make.
21 Oct "Games Night", Libidinous Ludo? Who knows what to expect when boys and girls "come out" to play!
28 Oct Visit to Glasgow Club. An exellent opportunity for members who haven't been to see just what they've been missing.
4 Nov - On being Gay,
11 Nov Greenock Mini-Disco, Another excursion 'Doon the watter' to enjoy the company of our Inverclyde members and friends. DISCO 8pm. CO-OP HALLS GREENOCK. (No meeting in AUEW hall tonight)
18 Nov- Homosexuality - A Fact of Life. Another chance to see the excellent CHE Tape/Slide kit.
25 Nov - St. Andrews Night. A peculiarly Scottish celebration - for peculiar Scots?

+ + + LIBERAL ASSURANCES . . . Speaking at
Llandndno, delegates at Liberal joint assembly reaffirmed their committment to Gay Rights.

"Assurances on Gay Rights must be sought before entering any arrangements with the SDP" (Leicester Delegate).

+ + + GAY OUTINGS GROUP . . . meet outside Highlanders Institute 2nd Sat. every month
Next meeting Nov 14 . . . Phone for details

+ + + COMMITEE CHANGES after AGM, Paisley group now has a womon on C'tee. Full details of AGM in next issue of LAMBDA + + +


Renfrewshire & Ayrshire Gay Switchboard need a poster to advertise its services. It must be eye-catching, readable, and cheap to print (2 colours).

Hand posters to any C'tee member at Wed. Meetings. COMPETITITION CLOSES NOV. 3rd! !