Chief Executive Officer of Kairos in Soho, Jane Standing, says ‘The community has created a great opportunity here. We have seen unprecedented change regarding the law and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, covering employment, adoption, Civil Partnerships, gender and discrimination in terms of public services. Nevertheless, the lack of a central accessible location for the London LGBT community means that the average citizen has little opportunity to inform or take part in the crucial process of social change. We are talking about a creative space where the community can gain support, stay informed and to take part in community action’.
I love this idea – not that it is new, they exist all over the world – it is incredible that London has not been able to keep one going – I was just coming out when the Cowcross Street Centre closed – and I did not know enough about it to get involved – but I do now, and what it needs is individuals donating to Kairos so that they can keep up the good work!