Gay Christian Community Records

Span Dates: 1990-2003
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 1 box


The collection consists of GCC organizational records, newsletters, pamphlets and mail outs as well as a t-shirt.

Hist/Bio Note

The Johannesburg based Gay Christian Community (GCC) provided a spiritual home for lesbian and gay Christians from 1982 – 2017. The GCC was founded by Dr. Hume Maxwell. The collection consists of GCC newsletters, service programs and other organizational material. Much of the earlier material is in both English and Afrikaans to serve to the dual languages of the congregants. Although the GCC began in 1982, the earliest documents in the collection are dated from 1984. The original collection donated by Peter Duncan in 2003 (1 archive box), while the bulk of the collection was donated (again) by Peter Duncan in 2018 after the GCC closed in December 2017. In addition to paper documents and publications, the collection also contains photographs, a bookplate, a Bible and t-shirts.

Finding Aid

An inventory is available upon request to the GALA archivist. A list of collections is found at the following website, or follow the contact information on the GALA website to reach the archivist.


The collection is held at the Gay and Lesbian Archives of South Africa (GALA). GALA is located within the Historical Papers Department of the William Cullen Library at the University of Witwatersrand in Braamfontein near Johannesburg, South Africa.


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