Gay and Lesbian Christian Outreach (GLCO) Records (South Africa)

Span Dates: 1997
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 1 folder


This collection consists of the organizational budget and trustees meeting notice of Gay and Lesbian Christian Outreach (GLCO), an organization within the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa.

Hist/Bio Note

Gay and Lesbian Christian Outreach (GLCO) was started by the Rev Pieter Oberholzer in 1995. Oberholzer is a theologian and minister. He was refused entry into the ministry of the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) because of his homosexual orientation and became pastor with the Reformed Church of Holland for 10 years. Pieter worked as regional director for a community development organization in the Western Cape from 1983 to 1992 and was part of the core group of the Organization of Lesbians and Gays against Apartheid (OLGA). In 1999 Oberholzer received the Gay and Lesbian Association Against Defamation (GLAAD) leadership award in Kansas City. He founded Inclusive & Affirming Ministries (IAM) in 1995 and served as Director until 2010, thereafter as Chief Financial Officer. He retired in 2014 and continues to work for IAM as consultant.

Finding Aid

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This collection is held at Gay and Lesbian Archives PO Box 31719, Braamfontein, 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa


Activist (religious institutions) | Africa | South Africa | Ecumenical