LGBT Croydon

Resources and support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans people in the London Borough of Croydon

LGBT History Month 2010

Highlights of LGBT History Month 2010 included a reception in the Croydon Clocktower, a week-long exhibition in the Clocktower Court, opening of the expanded LGBT section of Croydon Library by the Deputy Mayor, wreath-laying in honour of Alan Turing and other LGBT war heroes, and a special celebration of Croydon-born Roberta Cowell, the first person in the UK to have male-to-female gender reassignment surgery.

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There were also events at Croydon Police Station, Mayday Hospital, the Braithwaite Hall, and the David Lean Cinema, and a Hustings session with representatives of local political parties.

Some other resources (note that links in some of the PDF files may be out of date):

Programme of events (PDF file: 400k)
Croydon Council leaflet (PDF file: 600k)
Official programme for the wreath-laying (PDF file: 500k)
Croydon Museum's LGBT History Trail (PDF file: 1.2Mb)
Description of the Roberta Cowell event (on the Croydon Trans Group website)
CRay Harvey-Amer's speech at the wreath laying (PDF file: 48k)

Croydon Area Gay Society's LGBT History Month events were partly funded by Grassroots Grants and partly underwritten by the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE).

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