The rainbow civic launch of Croydon’s LGBT month

Posted on February 15th, by Peter Blackburn in Culture. No Comments

A variety of performances kick off Croydon’s diversity celebrations in the presence of the mayor and Croydon Central’s MP

Croydon’s month of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) celebration and awareness opened on Thursday 1st February at 5pm in the Braithwaite Hall, Katharine Street, in the presence of the Mayor of Croydon, councillor Toni Letts.

After short speeches from the mayor and the council leader, the … Read More »

Rainbows Across Borders LGBT Asylum Seekers Choir leads the way at Croydon’s first PrideFest

Posted on August 26th, by Katie Rose in Politics & Society. No Comments

Katie Rose talks to members of Croydon’s Rainbows Across Borders choir as it prepares to celebrate LGBT identity on Sunday 28th August

Croydon is preparing to celebrate its first PrideFest, to be held in Surrey Street on Sunday 28th August. I visited Rainbows Across Borders, Croydon’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) asylum seekers chorus, whose members will be leading the parade along with Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, Croydon’s first … Read More »

Croydon marks International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Posted on December 3rd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

On Saturday 21st November Croydon took part in an international day of remembrance to honour transgender victims of hate crime and violence.

Release begins: On Saturday 21st November Croydon joined the rest of the world in mourning the loss of 80 transgender people murdered over the past year. With our own event to mark this year’s International Transgender Day Of Remembrance over 30 people gathered at Bernard Weatherill House in … Read More »

IDAHOBIT Day Croydon 2015: you’ve come a long way, baby

Posted on May 13th, by Catherine Pestano in Culture. No Comments

Catherine Pestano invites all Croydonians to a celebration of our sexual minorities

International Day Against Homophobia, Bi, Intersex and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT Day) will take place from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday 16th May in the lovely community space at Bernard Weatherill House in Mint Walk, Croydon. The theme is ‘allies show their colours’ and it is for everyone in the community who values … Read More »

Political Croydon: The Nineties

Posted on May 5th, by David White in Politics & Society. 5 comments

David White’s series nears its end after taking us from 1960 to 1999

Croydon had been a boom town in the 1960s and 1970s, with massive office and retail redevelopment. However, by 1990 it had started to decline economically. A recession in the late 1980s had led to cutbacks and redundancies. House repossessions soared, and new technology reduced the number of workers needed in financial … Read More »

Print Archive: February 2015 News Magazine – Gentrification and Croydon

Posted on March 11th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

This edition of the Citizen explored gentrification: its upsides, downsides, and whether it’s happening at all

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Lives ordinary and extraordinary: the launch of Croydon Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender month, 4th February 2015

Posted on February 6th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones attends the launch party and has an enjoyable, serious time

Croydon’s tenth Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender month was launched with a concert in the Braithwaite Hall, Katharine Street, on Wednesday evening, 4th February. It was hosted – and that really is the word – by Councillor Mark Watson, Croydon’s Cabinet Member for Safety, Justice and Communities, who not only spoke at the start but … Read More »

Marking International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Croydon

Posted on May 8th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

Local churches and LGBT groups are coming together for an event this month, thanks to the efforts of Croydon Area Gay Society. All are welcome.

Release begins: To mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17th May, a remarkable event will occur when Croydon Area Gay Society brings together LGBT groups and local churches under the banner One Love, to express their joint opposition to … Read More »