Highlights of LGBT History Month 2010 included a reception in the Croydon Clocktower, a week-long exhibition in the Clocktower Court, opening of the expanded LGBT section of Croydon Library by the Deputy Mayor, wreath-laying in honour of Alan Turing and other LGBT war heroes, and a special celebration of Croydon-born Roberta Cowell, the first person in the UK to have male-to-female gender reassignment surgery.
There were also events at Croydon Police Station, Mayday Hospital, the Braithwaite Hall, and the David Lean Cinema, and a Hustings session with representatives of local political parties.
Some other resources (note that links in some of the PDF files may be out of date):
Programme of events (PDF file: 400k)
Croydon Council leaflet (PDF file: 600k)
Official programme for the wreath-laying (PDF file: 500k)
Croydon Museum's LGBT History Trail (PDF file: 1.2Mb)
Description of the Roberta Cowell event (on the Croydon Trans Group website)
CRay Harvey-Amer's speech at the wreath laying (PDF file: 48k)
Croydon Area Gay Society's LGBT History Month events were partly funded by Grassroots Grants and partly underwritten by the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE).
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CAGS Hustings 2010
LGBT Hustings in advance of the General Election, with representataives of the main policical parties. (Photos by Davide Berlanda - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Opening of the Library's new LGBT section, History Month 2010
Photos 1-9 by Michal Jaworski – www.michalj.net - photos 10 and 11 by members of the LGBT community
Wreath laying, LGBT History Month 2010
The Deputy Mayor laid a wreath at the Croydon War Memorial, outside the Clocktower Centre, in honour of Alan Turing and other LGBT war heroes.
Photos 1-4 and 6-10 by Michal Jaworski – www.michalj.net - photos 5, 11, and 12 by members of the LGBT Community.