Friday, March 26, 2010

About ECGLA

What is ECGLA?

The Eastern Cape Gay & Lesbian Association (ECGLA) represents all the letters in the LGBTIQ acronym, and not just gay and lesbian members of the pink community.

Vision:

The Eastern Cape Gay & Lesbian Association (ECGLA) is a socially proactive organization which advocates for the acceptance, understanding and equality of the LGBTI community in the EC province of South Africa.

Mission:

ECGLA seeks to promote and protect the rights of the LGBTI community by means of: Education, medical advice, legal support, counseling service, social programs and seeks to interact with all stakeholders in this regard.

Services Offered:
  • Counseling:
ECGLA currently provides a counseling service to the pink community on issues surrounding sexual orientation, gender identity, and dealing with discrimination and prejudice, as well as general non-crisis counseling. We have several qualified and experienced counselors on our team, as well as an agreement with Lifeline PE to train more in the near future.
  • Presentations and public speaking:
ECGLA is at this stage holding public information events for the benefit of the pink community on matters such as health and well-being, GLBTI civil rights, and other matters related to sexual orientation and gender identity. To inquire about inviting a representative of ECGLA to do a presentation at your event, please contact us.

Who Is ECGLA?

Committee:

President: Christina Engela
Vice President: Clive Henning
Secretary: Alan Edwards
Social Relations Officer: David Hessey
Health & Support Officer: Dr. Dion Nortje
Finance Officer: Michael Bendle
Legal Officer: Vacant

Sub-committees:

Advocacy 1:
Vacant
Advocacy 2:
Vacant
Advocacy 3:
Vacant

Social Relations 1: Robyn Ndzanze (Business Association)
Social Relations 2: Roger Peters (Business Association)
Social Relations 3: Kirsten Meyer

Health & Support 1: Alan Edwards (Counseling)
Health & Support 2: David Hessey (Counseling)
Health & Support 3: Robin Payne (Counseling)

Legal 1:
Vacant

Contact:
  • Physical Address: ECGLA has offices at:
123 Parliament Street,
Central,
Port Elizabeth
South Africa
(The office is not quite set up yet, we are still moving in!)

Send snailmail to: PO Box 28146, Sunridge Park, 6008
  • Telephone Numbers:
Office:
Fax:
President: 0827391602
Vice President: 0083394142

To make appointments for counseling: 0727866000

Donations:

Please make donations out to:

ECGLA
ABSA Bank Newton Park
Cheque Account
Ac
. Number 4073815107
NPO Number: 070-906 NPO