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Ashland group serving gay community dissolves

Ashland's Abdill-Ellis Lambda Community Center is no more.

The board that operated the organization serving the gay, lesbian, transgender and transexual community decided in June it would dissolve the group, saying that the community's needs had changed.

"We put out a lot of questionnaires to find what people were looking for and didn't get a lot of responses, said Kasie Henderson, a board member. "It seemed like the community center had outlived its purpose."

Remaining assets were transferred to Lotus Rising Project, a social justice group.

The center was named in memory of Michelle Abdill and Roxanne Ellis, prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists who were murdered in 1995.

It operated from several locations during its tenure, including an office on Fourth Street and one at the Historic Ashland Armory. The group hasn't had a physical location for at least a year.

— Johanna Thompson