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 2014

Thursday, 30 January 2014 - 6:15pm
A Bijou Trollette through Homie-Palone History

A brief trip through LGBT History, celebrating the beginning of February as LGBT History Month. RSVP to

Sutton Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA (Meeting room 5)
Saturday, 1 February 2014 (All day) to Friday, 28 February 2014 (All day)

This year's theme is "music".

Saturday, 1 February 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, 28 February 2014 - 5:00pm

There will be three displays all month in Croydon Library, one showcasing the various local LGBT groups, one highlighting The Bridge, Croydon's LGBT youth club, and one illustrating the history of British LGBT Music (the national theme for this year's History Month).

Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 1 February 2014 - 2:30pm

The second event in the 2013–14 SLAGO Cup competition. All the SLAGO groups are invited to compete. Starting promptly at 2:30; to be followed by a local pub meal.

Ernest Bevin College, Beechcroft Road, Tooting SW17 7DF
Saturday, 1 February 2014 - 7:00pm

Formal Launch with drinks, reception and guest speakers – Donald Forde – Head of Crystal Palace FC Foundation, Representatives from the FA, FL, PFA and PL. Book your place at

Crystal Palace FC, Selhurst Park, Whitehorse Lane SE25 6PU
Saturday, 1 February 2014 - 8:00pm

To celebrate the launch of the 2014 Football v Homophobia Month of Action. Details and registration

Crystal Palace FC, Selhurst Park, Whitehorse Lane SE25 6PU
Tuesday, 4 February 2014 (All day) to Saturday, 1 March 2014 (All day)

Discover more about Surrey's musical LBGT connections with Dame Ethel Smyth, composer and suffragette, and Sir Peter Pears, tenor and partner of Sir Benjamin Britten. Free display during opening hours.

Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6ND
Thursday, 6 February 2014 - 12:00pm

For gay men and lesbians over 50.

Coombe Lodge, 104 Coombe Road, Croydon, Greater London CR0 5RB
Thursday, 6 February 2014 - 4:30pm

Readings, poems, choir, performance. With participation from BRIT School, Shirley High and Rainbow Singers Across Borders. Light refreshments provided. Book your place with

Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA
Friday, 7 February 2014 - 1:00pm

For LGBT asylum seekers.

CVA resource centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
Friday, 7 February 2014 - 7:30pm
The Celluloid Closet

A fascinating documentary film using clips from Hollywood movies to illustrate gay and lesbian themes within them. 7:30pm for a sharp start at 8pm. Our contribution to LGBT History Month.

The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Saturday, 8 February 2014 - 8:00pm

Monthly get-together at our usual venue.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 7:00pm

The borough police commander, Ch Supt Dave Musker, will be answering questions from members of the LGBT community.

Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 8:00pm
Poems of Ivor Treby

SLG member John Dixon reads a selection from over 60 of Ivor's poems, which remained unpublished when he died. The evening will include reminiscences from friends and recordings of Ivor reading his own work.

The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 11:00am
Geffrye Museum

A visit to this museum showing domestic interiors through the ages, Nearest station Hoxton (London Overground). Free admission. Meet at the museum but let Steve know you're coming. Optional meal afterwards at Wetherspoons.

Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA
Saturday, 15 February 2014 - 2:00pm

LGBT History Month event commemorating CHE's Burnley public meeting (30 July 1971, chaired by the late Ray Gosling).

Townely Hall Museum, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 3RQ
Saturday, 15 February 2014 - 4:30pm
Rails round the Bay part 3

Ian Gledhill presents an engrossing history of San Francisco's transport systems. £6 to include buffet (by Mark). Please contact Chris after 2 February but before 12 February.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 - 6:30pm
It Goes With the Shoes

The story of gay rights icon, Bette Bourne, and a group of friends, performers and activists, who took on the establishment with high heels and lipstick, playing a vital role in exposing gay life in the 1970s and 80s. 6:30pm for a sharp start at 7. Free of charge and open to all. A CAGS event for LGBT History Month, supported by Croydon Council.

The Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 - 12:00pm

For lesbians and gay men over 50. Booking required: or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Saturday, 22 February 2014 - 7:00pm

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

Thornton Heath.
Sunday, 23 February 2014 - 11:00am

Croydon Unitarians are holding a special service for LGBT History Month. All LGBT people warmly invited.

Croydon Unitarian Church, 1, The Croydon Flyover, Croydon CR0 1ER
Sunday, 23 February 2014 - 2:30pm

No charge, open to all. Speakers will include Peter Kelley of Galop, Jack Gilbert of Rainbow Hamlets, and Peter Scott-Presland reading from the latest chapter of his book about the history of CHE and its times. Light refreshments provided.

London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN
Thursday, 27 February 2014 - 2:30pm

Croydon's LGBT reading group. Our Anniversary celebration, with special guest Stevie Henden, author of The Lost Boy: The Doodlebugs and the Mysterious Number 80.

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 6:30pm
Southwark LGBT

Black History Month Closing Night. 'Rage and Desire' presents the film “Finding Home”. 7pm - 9pm (doors open 6.30pm for food & wine). Has involved members of Rainbows Across Borders and their Chorus will be performing on the night. Shows the lives of BME migrant, refugee and asylum seekers, which gives voice to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people who have made Southwark their home, offering future role models. More info. and to book tickets

Keyworth Building, Main Theatre Keyworth Street London, SE1 6NG
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 (All day)

Pre-launch event for LGBT History Month 2015. This event is now fully booked.

Museum of St John, St John’s Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DA

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