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GLSO Pride Center
June 23, 2009

While the GLSO does provide a few services, including a very nice book and video library, its main functions are not very prevalent in the community. As a matter of fact, the facility needs a complete overhaul of strategy and offerings for the gay community. While some have had very pleasant interaction with the facility, I fail to see how and where they got them unless they were part of the clique that makes up the so-called administration of the center. True, many of us need to volunteer or give more money, possibly, but there is enough revenue from a newsletter that is printed in color, but in a poor manner and on cheap paper. Not the quality newsletter a city like Lexington, Kentucky should be publishing. Furthermore, other than Insight and maybe another group there are very for activities for the community. Yes, there’s going to be the 2nd Gay Pride Festival which sounds fantastic – but that alone does not make a GLSO center. And by the way – how was the money spent from last year’s festival and events? The center should also be located in a more central location so that all of the gay community could participate – young and old alike. Being closer downtown would probably draw a larger crowd of UK students and young people from the community. Older adults who frequent the bars and restaurants would also probably pay the center a visit. But to make it viable, it must have quality programs, a friendly staff, and some consistency. As far as I am concerned Insights is the only thing that has been positive for me.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Sponsoring the Gay Pride Festival 2 years in a row

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Redo the organizational structure - some of the same people but redo the strategic planning

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Insights

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Most were nice others just ok

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a center and develop a thriving place for the gay community to gather in the city of Lexington

Ways to make it better...

There were more expeiences to be had

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Survival

One thing I'd also say is that...

GLSO is ok - it's just not the organization that meets my needs

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Passed out cards about Insight.