Eldon Murray Papers, 1938-2007


The idea of creating a "safe space" for Milwaukee-area lesbians developed in late 1992 at a West Side Dykes meeting. The four founding members of the West Side Dykes went on to form the Lesbian Community Center Committee, which later became known as the Womyn's Cultural Community Center. The organization sponsored movie nights, dances, and held other fundraisers to raise money to purchase a building in which to house the community center. The organization never accomplished its goal of establishing a lesbian-only center, and eventually disbanded.