Gay and Lesbian Network

Business Name: Gay and Lesbian Network
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The Gay and Lesbian Network (GLN) is a registered non-profit organisation based in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. GLN has been operational since 2003 and in this time has done pioneering work with primarily young, unemployed and marginalized lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people living in and around Pietermaritzburg.

The Network started out in response to the need for LGBTI’s to have a safe place where they could meet and socialize, as no such spaces of facilities were available in Pietermaritzburg. From these beginnings it has developed into a fully functional NGO that offers a wide range of programmes and services to the LGBTI community. The organisation also works with the broader community to create a more enabling and welcoming environment, in which LGBTI’s can access services and be treated with respect and without discrimination or fear of violence.

The organisation has a small staff who contribute to every aspect of the Network’s programmes including counselling, training, event organizing and general office support. Policies and procedures are in place governing the work and finances of the organisation and it is governed by an Executive Committee (EXCO) who meet on a quarterly basis.

VISION

To be a leading LGBTI organisation in Africa promoting equality, human rights and upliftment of LGBTI people.

MISSION

GLN ensures the upliftment and recognition of the LGBTI community through creative programmes for community members, service providers, religious and traditional leaders.

Core Values

Our core values are equality, respect and acceptance.

Purpose: To work with all communities so that, LGBTI people:

Are organised
Are networked with other LGBTI interest groups
Enjoy improved health and wellbeing in improving their own lives
Claim their rights
Create sustainable partnerships, and
Contribute to the development of a vibrant, supportive and developing LGBTI community.

Business Website Address: http://gaylesbian.org.za
Business Phone Number: +2733 342 6165
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Business Address: 19 Connaught Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, 3201
ZIP Code: 3201

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Listing Title: Gay and Lesbian Network