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 2016

Monday, 1 February 2016 (All day) to Monday, 29 February 2016 (All day)

There will once again be displays in the Library throughout the month commemorating LGBT history and showcasing local LGBT organisations. See photos at

Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 2 February 2016 (All day) to Saturday, 27 February 2016 (All day)

Visit the Museum of Croydon and discover the life and stories of LGBT people in Croydon. Collect the trail from the Museum of Croydon gallery. Every Tuesday to Saturday throughout the month, 10:30am to 5pm. No charge.

Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 2 February 2016 - 8:00pm
Art Lester

Art Lester is the Minister of Croydon Unitarian Church. An American by birth, he has lived and worked in many different countries, including Botswana, the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Ireland and Spain. He has been a restaurateur, clown, fire tower guard, counsellor, village level teacher of agriculture, bartender and group facilitator. Along the way he has written and published widely. His talk, entitled "Thank God I'm an Agnostic", examined the parallels between being a Unitarian and the LGBT struggle for acceptance.

Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 12:00pm

12:00 for 12:30 £7 Social eat for LGBT people over 50. Booking required: or leave a message on 07594 572 623.

The Waterside Centre, 26 Avenue Road, London SE25 4DX
Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 7:30pm
Carnival Dreams

Wed 3rd to Sat 6th Feb. 7.30 ‘Carnival Dreams’ The show has a strong Diversity theme. Thurs & Sat matinees 2.30 Tickets: £20.50 to £29.50 Box office 020 8688 9291.

Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Croydon CR9 1DG
Friday, 5 February 2016 - 1:00pm

The monthly meeting for LGBT asylum seekers. This time meeting at the Braithwaite Hall for a brief business meeting and training session on promotion of mental health followed by a Chorus Rehearsal and networking with other groups prior to their performing at the Civic Launch of LGBT History Month at 5pm.

Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Friday, 5 February 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
for LGBT History Month

A celebratory launch of Croydon LGBT History Month 2016 with live music and performances. Light refreshments provided. . Book your place with Carol Sawyer - To be followed by The Big Night Out at Matthews Yard.

Braithwaite Hall, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Friday, 5 February 2016 - 5:30pm to 10:30pm
London Launch
Islington Town Hall, Upper St, London N1 2UD
Friday, 5 February 2016 - 7:30pm
for LGBT History Month

Performances from Croydon College and others, plus networking. Hot food and specially brewed 'Pink Beer' from Cronx on sale throughout the evening.

Matthews Yard, 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF
Saturday, 6 February 2016 - 10:00am

Come and meet members of Outline, Surrey's LGBT support organisation. Help us put LGBT History on the map in Surrey with the Historic England Pride of Place mapping project. Enjoy coffee and cake and a behind the scenes tour (11am) of Surrey History Centre. Free, booking not required, all welcome.

Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6ND
Saturday, 6 February 2016 - 11:00am to 5:45pm

A day full of presentations and events exploring a range of exciting LGBT history topics. All events are free entry on a first come first served basis (no booking needed). Ross Burgess is giving one of the presentations.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7 2RL,
Sunday, 7 February 2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Family day

An exciting full day for all the family and workers in education. Continuous readings from children's and young adults books from wonderful readers and authors including Ian McKellen, Bonnie Greer, Stuart Milk (Harvey Milk’s Nephew), James Dawson and many more.. Free events, but pre-booking required:

Museum of London, London EC2Y 5HN
Monday, 8 February 2016 - 2:00pm

Celebrating the lives and struggles of older LBGT people. Main speaker, Peter Scott-Presland. Tea and cakes provided. Free but booking required:

Under the Cutty Sark, Greenwich SE10 9HT
Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 8:00pm
Carve their names with Pride

Writer and social historian Stephen Bourne talks about some of the gay men who helped Britain win the Second World War. Please note change of venue.

The Railway Tavern, 18 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UR
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 8:00pm

Members of the various SLAGO groups will gather in Croydon.

The Dog and Bull, 24 Surrey Street, Croydon CR0 1RG
Friday, 12 February 2016 - 7:30pm
Is Monogamy Dead?

The latest show by Rosie Wilby, lesbian comedian. "Hilarious... Jo Brand-meets-Eddie Izzard comedy free-styling… Will have you laughing so much your lungs will feel like they've had a workout." £10. Book direct on 020 8781 1134.

Upstairs at the Spread Eagle, 39-41 Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Saturday, 13 February 2016 - 8:00pm

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

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 (All day) to Thursday, 18 February 2016 (All day)

Tue 9th 7:30; The Danish Girl Tue 16th 2:30 (subtitles for people with hearing loss) and Thu 18th, 11:00 and 7:30.First sex change story.Evocative views in Denmark.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
All the colours of the rainbow

Making mobiles at the Museum of Croydon. Drop in, free family fun for LGBT History Month! Two sessions: 11–1 and 2–4.

Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 12:00pm

For LGBT people over 50. If you've not been to a Silver Rainbow lunch before why not ring us on 07594 572 623 or email so we can look out for you.

The Boulevard, 7/8 Ruskin Parade, Selsdon Road, South Croydon, CR2 6PW
Thursday, 18 February 2016 - 7:00pm

Gill and Garth Hewitt talking and singing about the Amos Trust, challenging injustice, building hope and positive change, and the annual arts, faith and justice festival Greenbelt. 3F is the central London Fellowship of LGCM, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement.

St Botolph's Church, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB
Monday, 22 February 2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

For professionals working with LGBTQ+ young people. Speakers, workshops and films focusing on the voices and experiences of LGBTQ+ young people; top tips on how to support them, from speakers who are professionals in this field; signposting to services for further training. To book a place, email your name, place of work, job title and contact number to Isabel Toms-Whittle,, 07734 778 677.

Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA
Monday, 22 February 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Booking required. Email

Room F10, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 2:00pm

Peter Scott-Presland will be talking about the origins of CHE and his book Amiable Warriors. An LGBT History Month event.

The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew TW9 4DU
Thursday, 25 February 2016 (All day) to Sunday, 28 February 2016 (All day)

Various events, including an Academic Conference. Ross Burgess will be speaking.

Manchester, various venues.
Thursday, 25 February 2016 - 2:30pm

We'll be reading ‘A Place Called Winter’ By Patrick Gale

Level One, Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Saturday, 27 February 2016 - 2:30pm

Romantic drama based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith (which was a Rainbow Reading Group book of the month recently). An additional showing as the January showings were fully booked. Book online via TicketSource -

David Lean Cinema, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 - 11:00am

Outcome, Islington Mind LGBT Service, offers tasters from its activities and therapies. Celebrating LGBT History Month and International Women Day. Book your place with Lunch served.

35 Ashley Road, London N19 3AG

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