LGBT Croydon

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

Coming events

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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

Croydon's LGBT reading group. We'll be discussing Gypsy Boy by Mikey Walsh. Note: this session will be in the Training Room on Level Two, not in our usual Level One location.

Venue:
Level Two Training Room, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 6:00pm
Sutton LGBT Forum

Meeting on "Scapegoating"

Venue:
Sutton Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA (Meeting room 5)
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Saturday, 26 April 2014 - 7:00pm
Trans Pals

New friendly group for trans people, specially aimed at beginners, organised by Croydon Trans Group. £3. Phone 07801 414 887 for more details.

Venue:
Thornton Heath.
Sunday, 27 April 2014 - 3:00pm
CAGS tea/coffee party

Possibly to become a regular event. £2.

Venue:
With Reg and Allan in Anerley
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Monday, 28 April 2014 - 11:00am
CAGS walk The Line to Ally Pally

A gentle stroll along the old railway track that linked Finsbury Park with Alexandra Palace. With two woods and plenty of fauna, flora, and a lunch break in Highgate, this should be a good early spring walk. Meet outside Finsbury Park station (Station Place) at 11am.

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North London
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Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 6:00pm
CAGS/SLG dinner

Ian is hosting a dinner at the Civil Service Club. (off Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall; Charing X Station or Embankment Tube). Meet in the bar from 6pm for a drink and dine at 7pm. Cost: about £16 excluding drinks and service. Dress: smart casual, tie optional. Contact Ian with your full name and telephone number by 19 April.

Venue:
Civil Service Club, 13 Great Scotland Yard, SW1A 2HJ
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Thursday, 1 May 2014 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
The Crown, 28 Wickham Road, Shirley, CR0 8BA
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Friday, 2 May 2014 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Friday, 2 May 2014 - 7:30pm to Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 7:30pm
CAGS Theatre Visit Safe Sex / On Tidy Endings

Two short gay-themed plays from award-winning gay playwright Harvey Fierstein. We've not been able to fix a single date for a CAGS visit to this, so we suggest you consult the theatre's website for details and book your own tickets via the website or on 020 7240 6283.

Venue:
Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NP
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Friday, 2 May 2014 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Liaison Committee

Representatives of the SLAGO groups will discuss the programme for the months ahead.

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South Wimbledon.
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Monday, 5 May 2014 (All day)
Early May bank holiday

Bank holiday.

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Tuesday, 6 May 2014 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub Evening

The regular get-together for members of the SLAGO groups.

Venue:
The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 9BP
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Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 11:30am
CAGS City Walk

Short walk with lunch in Shoreditch at food stalls. We will wait for the 11:02 from East Croydon, due 11:26.

Venue:
W H Smiths, City Thameslink Station (Ludgate Hill exit)
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Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 7:15pm
SLAGO Ten-Pin Bowling

This event will count towards the 2013–14 SLAGO Cup Competition. Come along and support your group! Each player will have to pay £5, Spectators will be asked for a voluntary donation.

Venue:
Valley Park, Croydon.
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Saturday, 10 May 2014 (All day)
CAGS Spring Tennis Finals

Finals of the spring tennis season.

Venue:
National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace SE19 2BB
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Saturday, 10 May 2014 - 9:30am
Schools Out National Conference Schools Out at 40

A day of celebrations celebrating 40 years of Schools Out and their journey to achieving inclusion for LGBT people in education. Secure your place at www.bit.ly/roh2014

Venue:
University of Manchester
Saturday, 10 May 2014 - 8:00pm
Croydon Trans Group

Our regular event for all trans people at our usual venue.

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Monday, 12 May 2014 - 2:30pm
CAGS Committee Meeting

All CAGS members welcome, but please let David know you're coming.

Venue:
With David in Park Hill
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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 8:00pm
SLG meeting Community Volunteering

Members of Lambeth Volunteer Centre explain the opportunities and benefits of volunteering in the community

Venue:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

for lesbians and gay men over 50. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk. or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 11:00am
IDAHO event in Croydon One Love

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.

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North End, Croydon
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Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter Poems of Ivor Treby

John Dixon and Jeff Doorn from Paradise Press read a selection from over 60 of Ivor's poems, which remained unpublished when he died. The evening will include recordings of Ivor reading his own work. Open to all, no charge.

Venue:
The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 - 7:00pm
Aurora meeting

Croydon's LGBT Police Consultation Group.

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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Monday, 26 May 2014 (All day)
Spring bank holiday

Bank holiday.

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Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

Croydon's LGBT reading group. We'll be discussing Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters. Note: this session will be in the Training Room on Level Two, not in our usual Level One location.

Venue:
Level Two Training Room, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 31 May 2014 - 2:30pm
CHE AGM and Conference

Open to all. No charge. Speakers will include Surat Knan (who rejects idenfitication as either male or female) talking about the Rainbow Jews project. There will also be a Q&A session with pioneers from the early days of CHE.

Venue:
London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
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Saturday, 31 May 2014 - 7:00pm
Trans Pals

New friendly group for trans people, specially aimed at beginners, organised by Croydon Trans Group. £3. Phone 07801 414 887 for more details.

Venue:
Thornton Heath
Monday, 2 June 2014 - 8:00pm
CAGS AGM

Annual General Meeting of Croydon Area Gay Society.

Venue:
The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
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Thursday, 5 June 2014 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For lesbians and gay men over 50.

Venue:
the Coach House Café, Coombe Wood, Conduit Lane, Croydon CR0 5RQ
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Friday, 6 June 2014 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

for lesbians and gay men over 50. Booking required: info@silverrainbow.org.uk. or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

Venue:
The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
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Thursday, 26 June 2014 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

Croydon's LGBT reading group. We'll be discussing The Yacoubian Building by Alaa al Aswany.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 28 June 2014 (All day)
London Pride

The 2014 London Pride theme will be "Freedom to..."

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Central London
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Tuesday, 1 July 2014 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub Evening

The regular get-together for members of the SLAGO groups.

Venue:
The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 9BP
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Thursday, 3 July 2014 - 12:00pm
Silver Rainbow Lunch

For gay men and lesbians over 50.

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Friday, 4 July 2014 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 9:45am
Aurora Meeting

Crodyon's LGBT police consultation group (provisional date).

Venue:
Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, CR9 1ET
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Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter Yemisi Ilesanmi

Yemisi Ilesanmi, an LGBT activist from Nigeria, now living in the UK She has written a book called Freedom to love all: Homosexuality is not Un-African. No charge, open to all.

Venue:
The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Saturday, 19 July 2014 (All day)
Proposed Croydon Pride

It has been suggested that Croydon Pride should be revived for 2014, with a parade from the Town Hall and a festival in Wandle Park.

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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

Croydon's LGBT reading group. We'll be discussing The Death of Lucy Kyte by Nicole Upson.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 1 August 2014 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Monday, 25 August 2014 (All day)
Summer bank holiday

Bank holiday.

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Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

Croydon's LGBT reading group. We'll be discussing Rough Music by Patrick Gale.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub Evening

The regular get-together for members of the SLAGO groups.

Venue:
The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 9BP
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Friday, 5 September 2014 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

Monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 7:00pm
SLAGO Party

£5 entrance to include food. Come along and relax with members of the other SLAGO groups.

Venue:
The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR
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Monday, 15 September 2014 - 8:00pm
The Brief Encounter Albert Kennedy Trust

We hope to have a speaker from the Albert Kennedy Trust, which supports LGBT young people in crisis (to be confirmed). Note change of date.

Venue:
The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

Croydon's LGBT reading group. We'll be discussing Astray by Emma Donoghue.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 3 October 2014 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

The regular monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

Croydon's LGBT reading group. We'll be discussing Leaving Tangiers by Tahar Ben Jellou.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 1 November 2014 - 10:00am
Cutting Edge Consortium Conference: Postponed from 5 April Equality and Religious Freedom: Equipping Activists for a Changing World

Workshop and plenary sessions with LGBTQ activists,representatives from faith groups, trade unions, humanist and secular organisations. Tickets £25 (£15 unwaged). Book your ticket as soon as possible from cuttingedgeconsortium1@googlemail.com or 07944 657841.

Venue:
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
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The Cutting Edge Consortium comprises different organisations working for the elimination of any faith-based homophobia/transphobia and institutionalised prejudice towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - 8:00pm
SLAGO Pub Evening

The regular get-together for members of the SLAGO groups.

Venue:
The Moon Under Water, 194 Balham High Road, SW12 9BP
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Friday, 7 November 2014 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

The regular monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 (All day)
LGBT History Month pre-launch

Pre-launch event for LGBT History Month 2015. More details later.

Venue:
Museum of St John, St John’s Lane, Clerkenwell, London London EC1M 4DA
Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

Croydon's LGBT reading group. We'll be discussing Why be happy when you could be normal? by Jeannette Winterson.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 5 December 2014 - 1:00pm
Rainbows Across Borders meeting

The regular monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers.

Venue:
CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 2:30pm
Rainbow Reading Group

Croydon's LGBT reading group. Favourite poems, poets and verses to enjoy.

Venue:
Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET

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