Launch event for Croydon's LGBT History Month celebrations. All details subject to confirmation. Please note change of date.
For lesbians and gay men over 50.
Robert will be bringing his book Through the eyes of Others, a collection of poems, photography, short stories, artwork and history from within and without the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community and their friends.
Black History Month Closing Night. 'Rage and Desire' presents the film “Finding Home”. 7pm - 9pm (doors open 6.30pm for food & wine). Has involved members of Rainbows Across Borders and their Chorus will be performing on the night. Shows the lives of BME migrant, refugee and asylum seekers, which gives voice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people who have made Southwark their home, offering future role models. More info.
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.