Croydon hosted a full series of events throughout February for LGBT History Month 2011. The national theme this year was "sport".
Other events during the month (no pictures yet) included a question and answer session with the Borough Police Commander, a quiz night, a film festival in the David Lean Cinema, a Trans Group meeting, and events for different age groups, while several of us visited History Month events in the London Borough of Merton.
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LGBT History Month 2011: History display in Croydon Library
This display, on view in the ground floor of the Central Library throughout the month, included panels for all the main LGBT groups in Croydon, and a centre spread about the CAGS Tennis Group.
History Month 2011: The Justin Campaign display
On the first floor of Croydon Library there was a big display for The Justin Campaign - campaigning against homophobia in football in memory of Justin Fashanu.
LGBT History Month 2011: The Brief Encounter, with Darren Ollerton
The regular bi-monthly CAGS meeting at The Brief, George Street, was addressed by Darren Ollerton of The Justin Campaign.
LGBT History Month 2011: Civic Reception at the Braithwaite Hall, with performance by CYTO
History Month 2011 was launched with a civic reception, attended by Cllr Lynne Hale, with a special performance by Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation, and a surprise visit by Sue Sanders, orginator of LGBT History Month in the UK.
LGBT History Month 2011: Museum History Trail launch
The Museum launched an expanded version of their LGBT Trail.
LGBT History Month 2011: "Telling Tales" event at Croydon Museum
We enjoyed an afternoon of reminiscence in the Museum's activities room.
LGBT History Month 2011: Rainbow Reading Group launch
The Rainbow Reading Group was launched by Miss Aileen Cahill, Head of Library Services, with a special guest Issy Festing, author of The Bird Keeper.