The Halifax Gayline launched in 1972 and ceased operations in 1996 after supplying one fourth century of data, referral and counselling service to your gay/lesbian/bisexual (and wondering, and homophobic) communities.
It had been staffed by trained volunteers and had been funded by GAE and soon after GALA; from then on injury down, other GayBars donated money and space for the device line. The hours for the Gayline had been when it comes to part that is most 7:30 to 10:00pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
We’d the number that is interesting 429-6969!
Into the 90’s the true name ended up being changed to your Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Line.
The Gayline relocated around! Here is some timelines:
Training for the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexal Line had been a whole-day session with current volunteers including one that had been a social worker, then a few changes dealing with a present user.
NilsClausson writes: one of many very first things GAE did ended up being put up the Gay Line. I happened to be one of many initial volunteers in 1972 and 1973, along side TommyBurns, DavidGray, EdSlade, JimDeYoung, AnneFulton plus one or two other people whose names have actually disappeared to the mists of the time. We had been trained by DianeWarren, who was simply in the board of GaeGala (as vice-chair, i do believe; she later became chair). Diane had been a volunteer regarding the City of Halifax’s Help Line (so had been DavidGray she provided the training as I recall) and so.
EmeraldGibson writes: I happened to be phone line director GAE AGM in 1979 until 1981 when Gary West took over midway through the entire year. It had been inside my tenure that the training changed and a manual was created for the volunteers. Weiterlesen