LGBT Croydon

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

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LGBT History Month 2013

Friday, 1 February 2013 (All day) to Thursday, 28 February 2013 (All day)

There will be displays all month, in a space kindly allocated by Croydon Library. Members of The Bridge (Croydon's LGBT youth club) are creating a photographic exhibition, and Croydon Area Gay Society (CAGS) are producing a display of famous LGBT people in maths and science, as well as a display about the local LGBT groups.

Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 1 February 2013 (All day) to Thursday, 28 February 2013 (All day)

The Museum's LGBT History Trail lighlights the LGBT presence in, and contribution to, LGBT history.

Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 1 February 2013 (All day) to Thursday, 28 February 2013 (All day)

This year's national theme is maths and science.

Friday, 1 February 2013 (All day) to Thursday, 28 February 2013 (All day)

Merton LGBT Forum are once again mounting a display in the Civic Centre during February

Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
Saturday, 2 February 2013 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm

to be followed by a local pub meal.

Ernest Bevin College, Beechcroft Road, Tooting SW17 7DF
Monday, 4 February 2013 - 5:00pm

by Cllr Tim Pollard (Deputy Leader of Croydon Council, Cabinet member for Children, Families and Learning). Pictures selected by members of The Bridge, Croydon's LGBT youth club.

Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 5 February 2013 (All day) to Saturday, 2 March 2013 (All day)

A display for LGBT History Month featuring former Surrey resident and code-breaker, Alan Turing, arranged by the Surrey History Centre (during normal opening times). Admission free.

Surrey History Centre foyer, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
Tuesday, 5 February 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

With items performed by the Brit School and Croydon College. If you would like to attend please RSVP to

The Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 5 February 2013 - 8:00pm
Michael Danvers-Walker.

The gay former film star (son of TV personality Bob Danvers-Walker) spoke about his life and times. See our 29 Jan press release.

The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wednesday, 6 February 2013 - 12:00pm

for lesbians and gay men over 50. Booking required: 07594 572 623 or

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Friday, 8 February 2013 - 5:00pm

A meeting to start bridging the gap between the generations within the LGBT community in Croydon.

We will discuss what sort of activities the group wants to do. Ideas include an LGBT film night, visits to London’s LGBT History Month events, cooking and eating together; other ideas raised by the group will be welcomed and discussed.

Part of the Intergr8te project, organised by Croydon Youth Development Trust.

CYDT, 64-66 Windmill Road, CR0 2XP
Saturday, 9 February 2013 - 4:30pm

Slides of "Switzerland Transport in the 1970s". £6 to include food. CAGS members welcome, but booking required by 7 February.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, SE25 4DX
Saturday, 9 February 2013 - 8:00pm

Informal get-together for all local trans people. This evening's meeting will include a meal at our usual monthly meeting place.

Contact Helen, 07801 414887, for venue details.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 8:00pm

Stephen Mckenna talks about his community website for older bi and gay men who have come out in their middle or later years.

The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 - 7:00pm

with Dr Matt Cook, author of Queer London and Mark Simpson, author and journalist. Sponsored by CHE. Entry free but numbers limited, so please book your place:, 020 7392 9200.

The Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishosgate, London EC2M 4QH
Thursday, 14 February 2013 - 7:00pm

7pm for 7:30 start. Bring a bottle and £2. Food provided.

With Jim and Peter in Croydon (book early, space limited)
Friday, 15 February 2013 (All day) to Wednesday, 20 February 2013 (All day)

There will be a display provided by CAGS in the main foyer of the hospital.

Croydon University Hospital (Formerly Mayday), London Road Croydon CR7 7YE
Friday, 15 February 2013 - 11:00am

through Borough, Bermondsey, and Rotherhithe, with markets, wharves, warehouses and a Thames-side stroll, finishing at Surrey Quays.

Meet outside Borough underground station.
Saturday, 16 February 2013 - 11:00am

Coffee 11am at the Clocktower café, see the LGBT History month displays in the Library, back to the café for lunch. Keep in contact on the day by the CAGS phone, 07827 397 817.

Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 21 February 2013 - 12:00pm

For older lesbians and gay men (over 50).

The Boulevard Brasserie, 7/8 Ruskin Parade, South Croydon CR2 6PW
Friday, 22 February 2013 - 6:30pm

Party organised by The Bridge, Croydon's LGBTQI youth club, open to members of other local LGBT groups. Refreshments provided (no alcohol).

For venue details contact 07540 722171 or
Friday, 22 February 2013 - 7:00pm

including entertainment, team quiz, raffle, LGBT History Month discussion, food and soft drinks provided (bring along some wine etc. if you would like to).

Colliers Wood Community Centre, 66-72 High Street, Colliers Wood SW19 2BY
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 - 6:30pm

led by Catherine Pestano for Changing Attitude. No need to read music: all songs taught by ear. Reserve your place: or 07800 895371.

The Parish Hall in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 - 6:30pm

Transamerica: a trans woman discovers she has a gay son.

The Council Chamber, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX
Thursday, 28 February 2013 - 2:30pm

Croydon's LGBT reading group. With a special visit by Fiona Shaw, author of A Stone's Throw.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Thursday, 28 November 2013 (All day)

Pre-launch event for LGBT History Month, February 2014. Ross will be attending, with a CHE display. Please note change of date.

The Bramall Music Building, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston B15 2TT

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