The North Country Gaylaxians
The Twin Cities chapter of the Gaylactic Network, an organization for the GLBT fan community, whether it be science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics, or gaming.
In 1986, the Gaylaxian Science Fiction Society (GSFS) was formed in Boston. That September, as a result of folks gathering at Worldcon, they began a national group called the Gaylactic Network. Elected board members and officers, along with many other volunteers, administer the Network. Since 1986, the Network has had up to 12 affiliate clubs. The affiliates are locally oriented, regionally based, autonomous clubs with their own leadership and membership. Currently, affiliates are located in Boston, Washington DC, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Niagara Falls and Toronto.
In 1988, the Network and GSFS sponsored Gaylaxicon, the very first LGBT science fiction convention, in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Our first Guest of Honour was J.F. Rivkin.
Through Gaylaxicon and other activities, the Gaylactic Network pursues the following goals:
- To promote science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and other related genres (SF/F/H) in all forms, with particular attention to materials of interest to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people.
- To provide forums for LGBT people and their friends to share their interest in SF/F/H.
- To promote the presence of LGBT elements within SF/F/H and within fandom.
- To promote SF/F/H within the LGBT communities.