A Brief History

Living Proud Incorporated in the new name for Gay & Lesbian Community Services of WA Inc (GLCS.  GLCS grew out of ‘Campaign Against Moral Persecution (CAMP)’ and ‘Phone a Friend’ and was formally established in 1974 as the Homosexual Counselling and Information Service of WA. In 1984 the name was changed to the Gay Counselling Service of WA (Inc) and the organisation became an incorporated body.

In keeping with worldwide trends to recognise the contribution and needs of women in the community, the name of the service was changed in 1990 to the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of WA (Inc). In 1999 the name was changed again to the Gay and Lesbian Community Services of WA (Inc) to reflect the wider range of services that GLCS provides.

The recent name change to Living Proud Inc aims to reflect a more contemporary and inclusive organization which and not only strives to improve the health and wellbeing of the gay and lesbian people but also the bisexual, trans, intersex and other sexuality and gender diverse members of our community. Living Proud also reflects our aspiration for our community and our wellbeing.

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