The festival this year will be in Wandle Park. More details later
For LGBT History Month 2018 there will once again be displays in Croydon Central Library, and a variety of events during the month. The national LGBT History Month theme for 2018 is 'Geography - mapping the World'.
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.
Throughout February, an exhibition detailing the work of Croydon's various LGBT groups will be on display on the first floor of Croydon Central Library. The library will also be staging an exhibition of the work of LGBT Photographer Tom Dingley, either in the library itself, or in the foyer.
Quality live entertainment, including Soul Diva Angie Brown, grand raffle and a DJ to get us all in a dancing mood. In aid of Metrocharity (which runs The Bridge, Croydon's support group for young LGBT people) and Croydon Pride Trust,
The autumn tournament reaches its conclusion.
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.
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 email@example.com or call me on 020 8777 1898.
A meeting for all CAGS members and their friends. A Peter Scott-Presland talk on history and future of Pride.