Wolverhampton may soon get a new social club for LGBTQ+ people.
The City Council has received an application from Clive Thomason to convert Bargain King in Pitt Street into a members-only LGBT club called Purity.
In the application, Mr Thomason said: “We already operate a social network, have managed bars in Southside Birmingham and our members come from around the UK and require somewhere to meet in the Midlands area.
“There are also visitors from other groups both in the UK and in Europe who may visit now and again and are always looking for a suitable social venue to meet friends in.
“We offer a place that is not judgemental or critical of any personal orientation and offer a safe environment where people can act in any way they wish to if legal and consensual.
“We are mindful of child protection, those with social anxiety and awkwardness and reduced capabilities and we have mentored and protected many in the past.
“Our group management consists of gender fluid personnel, T-girls, bi males, gay females, pre and post-op persons, so we have a large area of expertise.
“Within the venue will be alternative make-up and changing rooms, with assistance and access to counselling if required.
“The club will be called Purity and advertised as an LGBTQ+-friendly social club, with room hire facilities.
“We operate as a members club, but not in the legal sense; the membership is to control entry and avoid tourists and predators.
“It will be an over-18s venue, requesting all alternative persons to dress appropriately on arrival as we have changing rooms inside; although we accept that the law now accommodates for sexually diverse groups, we are sensible when it comes to the protection of children and moral decency. There will be no windows viewing into the building.”
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