Milestones: Broad Groups
- 1971, March 8 (Monday)
The first Meeting of Waterloo Universities' Gay Liberation Movement (WUGLM) was held.
Over a hundred men and women attended.
Although the name was chosen to indicate that the group was intended to serve
University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University,
in fact, in the early years, it was also a focal point for the entire community.
Most meetings were held on the UW campus.
- 1973, October 24
The University of Guelph Homophile Association (UGHA) had its first meeting.
- 1975, Late Fall
The University of Guelph Homophile Association (UGHA) became Guelph Gay
At some time between 1975 and 1994 it became
Guelph Gay and Lesbian Equality (GGLE).
Some time in 1994 or 1995 it changed its name to
Guelph Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Equality (GLBE).
At some later date it became Guelph Queer Equality (GQE).
- 1980, March 9 (Sunday)
WUGLM voted to change its name to Gay Liberation of Waterloo (GLOW) during its annual general
- 1982, June 26 (Saturday)
Gays of Wilfrid Laurier University was officially recognized as a student club after
refusal of their application in the spring.
The group ran until late 1985.
- 1985, October 1 (Tuesday)
GLOW elected to change its name to Gay and Lesbian Liberation of Waterloo (GLLOW).
- 1993, March
Gays, Lesbians or Bisexuals at Laurier (GLOBAL) formed. It lasted until about 1998.
- 1998, October
GLLOW changed its name to Gays & Lesbians of Waterloo (GLOW).
- 2000, September
The first meeting of the resurrected GLOBAL group at Laurier took place.
It appears that this WLU organization was replaced some time prior to September 2006
by the WLU Rainbow Centre, a support service under the auspices of WLU.
- 2010, Fall
In the Fall of 2010, a community-based group called the
Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition (WRRC) was formed.