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TALK: Merrick Badger - The Troubled Life of Peter Wells

Sanderstead's gay rights campaigner Peter Wells was 26, his partner was 18. Because this was 1974 when the gay age of consent was 21, he was sentenced to two and a half years in jail. Scandal engulfed his partner, too. From his cell, Wells launched the first European Court of Human Rights challenge to the discrimination in the different ages of consent. The case was pioneering stuff, needing several more cases building on his work to finally get success in the late 1990s..He played a key role in creating a path to legal equality for LGBT people, yet his story is almost unknown.

Healthwatch Croydon Annual Meeting

How can your experience of health and social care influence service change? Croydon’s health and social care services are undergoing dramatic change. Our role, to gain experiences and feedback to those who run services, has never been more important. Hear about our achievements in 2016-17 and our future plans. Guest speaker: The Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Toni Letts, will talk about the importance of the citizens’ voice in health and social care delivery. You will also see a launch demonstration of our new way to review services.

LGBT History Month Civic Launch Event 2018

in the presence of the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Toni Letts, and featuring performances from local singer Katie Rose, Croydon jazz diva Gill Manly, LGBT cabaret artist Mark Bunyan, and the Rainbows Across Borders Chorus. There may be others yet to be confirmed. So come and celebrate LGBT History in style! To book your place, send an email to peter.blackburn7@talktalk.net or call me on 020 8777 1898.

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