IDAHO was celebrated in Croydon on Saturday 17th May 2014, from 11am to 2pm in the pedestrian area of North End. It was a bigger and better version of last year's event, under the title "One Love", with stalls for eight churches and eight LGBT organisations, plus music. The stalls were colour coded blue for churches and yellow /rainbow for LGBT groups. Above each pair of stalls was a banner, held up by helium balloons, with the name of a church on one side and an LGBT organisation on the other. Additional banners were hung on six posts around the area.
For 2014 a full series of events is once again being planned for LGBT History Month in Croydon. There will again be displays in Croydon Central Library (including this year's theme of Music),
Eight local churches and eight LGBT organisations are working together with stalls, bands, balloons and fun, in an event in support of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Middle of North End, 11am to 2pm.
The story of gay rights icon, Bette Bourne, and a group of friends, performers and activists, who took on the establishment with high heels and lipstick, playing a vital role in exposing gay life in the 1970s and 80s. 6:30pm for a sharp start at 7. Free of charge and open to all. A CAGS event for LGBT History Month, supported by Croydon Council.
Formal Launch with drinks, reception and guest speakers – Donald Forde – Head of Crystal Palace FC Foundation, Representatives from the FA, FL, PFA and PL. Book your place at email@example.com.
New friendly group for trans people, specially aimed at beginners, organised by Croydon Trans Group. Phone 07801 414 887 for more details.
There will be three displays all month in Croydon Library, one showcasing the various local LGBT groups, one highlighting The Bridge, Croydon's LGBT youth club, and one illustrating the history of British LGBT Music (the national theme for this year's History Month).
A rehearsed play reading by professional actors. In two parts: the first depicts a lesbian couple and the second a straight couple facing the changes that dementia brings to a relationship. For tickets contact firstname.lastname@example.org £5 to be paid at the door.
Croydon's LGBT reading group. Our Anniversary celebration, with special guest Stevie Henden, author of The Lost Boy: The Doodlebugs and the Mysterious Number 80.