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

How to join

Membership is open to all (both men and women) who support the Aims of the Society (see below) and pay the annual subscription.

There's a discount, depending on the month when you join, and reduced prices for non-earners and for two people at the same address.

If you would like to join, please download the current application form and send it with a cheque or postal order for your subscription (subscription rates are on the form) to:

℅ 3 Thanescroft Gardens

Note that this address is for postal enquiries only: we don't have an office!
Also sending your application by the Royal Mail "Signed For" service (recorded delivery) is likely to cause delays.

If you have difficulty downloading and printing the form, just e-mail us at and we will send you all the information you need.

The Aims of the Society are:

To support the principles that:

  • Homosexual Equality demands the acknowledgement that
    • Homosexuality is a valid form of sexual expression
    • lesbians, gays and bisexuals have a right to live free from social and legal discrimination
    • gay people make a contribution to society equal to that of heterosexuals.
  • Homosexual Equality therefore requires:
    • The elimination of sexism, racism and ageism in all their forms.
    • The positive representation in education and media of homosexuality and the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
    • The promotion of gay pride and of mutual support within the gay community.

To organise and encourage a variety of social, cultural, recreational and educational events in order to benefit the social life of the local gay community.

To provide help and support for homosexual men and women in difficulties.

To participate fully with other community groups to ensure that the needs of homosexual people are taken into account at all levels.

For more information

For more general enquiries, or if you would like to know more before joining, e-mail us for more information.

Click to download a CAGS Application form