the most senior openly gay police officer in the UK, and subsequently a candidate for Mayor of London. Brian gave a most informative and entertaining talk to a packed meeting. There's a summary of his talk in our October press release.
veteran LGBT campaigners. Ray is a radio and TV journalist, and Allan was one of the founders of CHE. They both continue work on behalf of gay people to this day. The December press release gives full details.
Silver Rainbow took part in an event intended to promote Croydon as a Beacon authority for services for older people.
Our first speaker at The Brief was Brian Paddick, former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, and LibDem candidate for Mayor of London.
Crocus (Croydon's LGBT Network) was launched at a civic reception in 2008.
Crocus was launched at an event in Croydon Town Hall.
Aurora's fifth birthday was clelbrated by a special "cake", It was on show a couple of weeks later a teh Bird in Hand, where pieces of real cake were handed out.
For History Month 2008 CAGS held an event discussing sworn brotherhood in mediaeval England as documented In Chaucer and traditional ballads, followed by a re-enactment of the ame-sex union ceremonies that were previously celebrated in different parts of Europe.
For IDAHO 2008 we distributed slices of cake (our picture shows the special "cake" created to celebrate Aurora's fifth birthday a couple of weeks before) and spoke to people at the Bird in Hand, Sydenham Road, asking about their experience of LGBT-related crime. We gave out surveys from Victim Support and from Crocus. Experiences ranged from persistent intimidation of a lesbian couple, and male rape, to those who had experienced nothing that they could not face down and deal with themselves.