Gay alliance close to 100 000 members

By Time of article published Aug 31, 1999

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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GLA) Party was on track to reach the 100 000 membership target early in January next year, the party claimed on Tuesday.

The party had registered 65 341 members as of August 30 this year.

GLA president Juan Uys said most of the support was based in the Western Cape (29 percent), followed by Gauteng (21 percent), Kwazulu-Natal (19 percent), Free State (17 percent) with the remaining five provinces accounting for 14 percent.

Sixty-seven percent of the party's membership is aged between 17 and 32, highlighting the fact that a new lesbigay generation was merging into the political arena, Uys said.

The alliance will contest the coming local elections and will focus on fund-raising, local and abroad, during the next few months. - Sapa

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