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Kalamazoo Gay-Lesbian Resource Center
June 15, 2012

When I first came to Kalamazoo in 1993 for my job interview, I remember sitting in the room I had at a local bed & breakfast looking through the phone book to see if there were any LGBT organizations listed. I was pleasantly surprised to find the KGLRC listed; knowing that they were in town made it easier to stomach the cat calls when I walked down the street downtown holding my girlfriend's hand. Now, 19 years later, it's kind of amazing to me to realize how far I--and the Resource Center--have come. I've been getting newsletters for years, have given what I could since I moved to Kalamazoo, and really got to know the Resource Center with the Proposal A anti-domestic partnership ballot initiative in the early 2000's. Then I realized just how much a center the Resource Center has been for Kalamazoo. We've been through lean years since we were first established in 1988 and are, thankfully, entering a "not-so-lean" phase--thanks to a lot of hard work from a lot of people. My sincere thanks to Zach, Tracy, and David and all of our extraordinary volunteers for such a great year this year.... record-breaking turnout at Pride last weekend, a great youth mentorship program, and just great work from day to day. And--in the interests of full disclosure--I've been on the Board for two years.

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2012

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