Beverly Buttercup has called on the western Sydney GLBT community to boycott the Parramatta Golf Club after a disagreement which has once again left the Heaven Social Group without a venue.

After a prolonged search for a venue the group last month announced they would be moving to the Golf Club in 2009. Those plans were shelved this week after the club decided to go back on a verbal agreement and raise the venue fees by threefold to $500 a booking.

The club also asked the not-for-profit organisation to pay for its own security guards at a further cost of $500.

It is very disheartening that a club that has made tens of thousands of dollars off the GLBT community through Castaways and Dolphins for over 11 years is now taking this attitude, Buttercup told Sydney Star Observer.

Personally I am so disgusted that they are not prepared to stand by their verbal commitment to our group, and I have advised Rita who runs Dolphins that I will not be returning to the club to perform as I will not support a club that will not support the GLBT community in its entirety.

It is time to stand up for yourself as a GLBT member and choose to support those who support the GLBT community.

A spokesman from the Parramatta Golf Club denied claims that the organisation had gone back on a verbal agreement but declined to comment, saying they did not wish to get involved in a mudslinging match.

Heaven will now continue its search for a venue in the west.

info: For more information on Heaven Social Group or to keep updated on their quest for a venue email [email protected]

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