CAGS logo on rainbow flagCAGS – Croydon Area Gay Society

For lesbians and gay men in and around Croydon

For contact details, see our "How to join" page

Introducing CAGS

CAGS (Croydon Area Gay Society) is a society for lesbians and gay men in and around Croydon. We have about 100 members. CAGS garden party

Our social diary normally contains at least two social events a month, for instance coffee evenings, wine and cheese parties, music evenings, and restaurant visits, and once a year our summer garden party. See our Diary Page for coming events.

Tennis doubles finalistsWe have a very active Tennis Group, playing on Sundays throughout the year. More about the Tennis Group ...

Croydon stall at London PrideAs well as our social events, we put on events from time to time for a wider audience, for instance stalls at Brighton Pride, London Pride, and the Croydon Summer Festival. For more about these events, see our Past Events page.

CAGS is run by a Committee elected annually by the members. See our Constitution for more details.

Latest News

Croydon PrideFestCAGS is taking part in Croydon PrideFest on 15 July 2017. We plan to take part in the parade and have a presence in the community area in the Queen's Gardens. See www.croydonpride.org.uk.

CAGS is once again hosting a Garden Party for all local LGBT people, on Sunday, 27 August at 2:30 p.m. Food provided, music by 'Cross the Line'. Tickets (£5) need to be ordered in advance, and will be on sale at CAGS events or by post enclosing your payment to CAGS, ℅ 3 Thanescroft Gardens, Croydon CR0 5JR (postal address only) by 14th August. Please bring a bottle. The address for the party will be on the tickets.

Croydon LGBT History Month logoFebruary every year is LGBT History Month. For several years CAGS has been working with other local LGBT organisations to promote a variety of events throughout the month.

For details and photos of LGBT History Month events in 2017 and previous years see www.lgbt-croydon.org.uk/lgbthm.

We get coverage from time to time in the local press and the national gay press.

Our press page has full details, plus links to the text of our press releases.

And we've also got a page of items that have appeared in the news.

NewsletterFront page of a recent Newsletter

All CAGS members receive a monthly News­letter with the full social diary, plus articles of interest.

 

The Brief Encounter 

Peter Tatchell at The BriefCAGS is promoting a series of open meetings with interesting and entertain­ing speakers, under the name "The Brief Encoun­ter". The events are free and open to all, and are being held on the first Tuesday of alternate months.

For the full line-up of past and present speakers, see the Brief Encounter page.

Rainbow Reading Group

Rainbow Reading Group logoThe Rainbow Reading Group meets on the last Thursday of each month, at 2:30pm at Croydon Central Library.

For more information, see the Rainbow Reading Group web page.

Silver Rainbow logo 

Silver Rainbow is CAGS' service for older gay people in partnership with Age UK Croydon: we currently have a twice-monthly lunch club for gay and lesbian people over 50, and we're hoping to increase the range of services for older LGBT people in the Borough.

For more information, see the Silver Rainbow website.

CAGS and the Community

CAGS supports Aurora, Croydon's LGBT Police Consultation Group, and is a member of:

  • SLAGO — the Surrey and London Association of Gay Organisations
  • the Consortium of LGBT Voluntary & Community Organisations
  • CHE — The Campaign for Homosexual Equality
  • CVA — Croydon Voluntary Action
  • ILGA — the International Lesbian & Gay Association.

Some links

For details of other LGBT Groups in Croydon, see LGBT Croydon.

For other LGBT and Croydon links, see our Links page.

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