LGBT Croydon

Resources and support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans people in the London Borough of Croydon

LGBT History Month

Disobedience

A tale of forbidden love from director Sebastian Lelio. When her estranged rabbi father suddenly passes away, Ronit (played by Oscar winner Rachel Weisz) returns from New York to the North London Orthodox Jewish community that rejected her years previously for a scandalous transgression. You can book tickets (standard price £8.50, concessions £7.00) at https://www.screen25.com

No Kids (play)

Described as We Need to Talk About Kevin on acid (Total Theatre), No Kids is energetic, hilarious, and thought-provoking play from award-winning company, Ad Infinitum. Should we have kids, or not ? George and Nir are a same-sex couple trying to answer a question many face. Every consideration - adoption, surrogacy, co-parenting, how the past affects parenting and brings ethical challenges. Book at https://www.bac.org.uk or by phone 020 7223 2223. Prices range from £12.50 to £18.00,

CAGS Monthly Meeting

Author Stuart Feather will tell us about giant cucumbers, fake nuns, dead light-bulbs; weapons of the first lesbian and gay sexual revolution whose demonstrations were colourful, camp, and bitingly sarcastic, wrong-footing authority at every turn. Maoists, Marxists, Radical Feminists and Radical Queens struggled to define the idea of gay liberation.

A Cup of LGBT History

Join Surrey Heritage and Outline, Surrey's LGBT organisation for a cup of LGBT history to celebrate LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) History Month. As well as free coffee and cake there will be talks about popular 1920s and 1930s music hall performers Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney, Surrey History Centre and Outline.

Commemoration of Rex Batten

A reading event at Dulwich Library to to celebrate LGBT History Month and forty years of GAW, and in memory of GAW member Rex Batten on his 90th birthday. To include an introduction to Gay Authors Workshop and Paradise Press and Rex’s contribution to them, readings from Rex’s work, and short readings by other GAW members. It is hoped to provide refreshments.

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.

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