What is SLAGO?
SLAGO is an umbrella group covering a number of social and support groups for gay men and lesbians in various parts of London and the Home Counties. The different groups cover different geographical areas, different age ranges, and various activities, including pub evenings, coffee evenings and bottle parties in members' homes, meetings with speakers, trips out to theatre, cinema, and places of interest, and tennis and other sporting events.
SLAGO doesn't have individual members.
SLAGO provides its member groups with a forum for interchange of news and ideas, quarterly liaison meetings, occasional conferences, and a variety of joint social events.
Other services for groups include web hosting for those groups who don't yet have their own web pages, and suggestions on ways to advertise your group.
SLAGO is run in accordance with an Agreement between its member organizations.
A book called Out of the Shadows, by Tony Walton, was published in July 2010. it provides a history of SLAGO and other gay groups in London, 1970–2000. See the Out of the Shadows page for more information.
The annual SLAGO Awayday to Brighton (normally in May) is a good way for members of the various groups to get together and enjoy a day at the seaside.
SLAGO has held Conferences from time to time, when all the SLAGO groups come together, with other gay and lesbian organisations, to discuss matters of common interest. Details of the October 1999 Conference in Clapham are elsewhere on this Web site.
Other past events include Bonfire parties in Purley, and a most successful Social and Sculpture day in South Godstone.