Some photos showing the growth and progress of our group.
Croydon Pride 2017 – Saturday, 15 July, 2017
London Pride 2017 – Saturday, 8 July, 2017
Birmingham Pride 2017 – Saturday, 27 May, 2017
Campaigning against a homophobic attack – Saturday, 8 April, 2017
A protest was held in Croydon against the homophobic attack on teenager Reker Ahmed, a Kurdish/Iranian asylum seeker.
Croydon PrideFest 2016 – Sunday, 28 August, 2016
Croydon’s first civically supported Pride festival. Rainbows Across Borders was honoured to carry the PrideFest banner and provide a singing escort for the newly elected Mayor of Croydon, Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, and his husband. See the video at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlMMapb-jic.
Brighton Pride 2016 – Saturday, 6 August, 2016
LGBT History Month 2016 – Friday, 5 February, 2016
The civic launch for LGBT History Month was held in the Braithwaite Hall, Croydon CLocktower
Croydon Healthwatch – Friday, 8 January, 2016
Croydon Healthwatch’s Chief Executive Officer Charlie Ladyman came to our meeting in January 2015
Hate Crime Awareness event – Sunday, 11 October, 2015
Rainbow Singers Across Borders performed with the Pink Singers at an event organised to raise awareness about hate crime under the banner “Two Choirs One Message”.
RAB AT BRIGHTON PRIDE – Saturday, 1 August, 2015
Rainbows Across Borders members taking part at Brighton Pride
New Banner – Thursday, 9 July, 2015
Rainbows Across Borders
LONDON PRIDE 2015 – Saturday, 27 June, 2015
Rainbows Across Borders (RAB) took part in the 2015 London Pride event
RAB at IDAHO 2015 – Saturday, 16 May, 2015
Rainbows Across Borders (RAB) took part in the IDAHO/T (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) event in Croydon today.
Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 – Tuesday, 27 January, 2015
Southwark LGBT network Black History Month event at the South Bank University with the premiere of the Film Finding Home and Entertainment by Rainbows Across Borders.
Rainbows Across Borders at London Pride – Saturday, 28 June, 2014
Several RAB members were on the Pride Parade in London with placards and a new banner.
RAB at IDAHO 2014 – Saturday, 17 May, 2014
Rainbows Across Borders took part in the event in central Croydon for the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. For more about this event, see http://lgbt-croydon.org.uk/idaho-2014
The Rainbow Singers Across Borders took part in a special LGBT History Month service in February 2014.
Rainbows Across Borders celebrated Christmas with a party at the Resource Centre.
Black History Month 2013 – Thursday, 31 October, 2013
CAGS and Rainbows Across Borders organised a display in Croydon Central Library during October 2013, tracing the development of Black History Month, the situation of LGBT people in the Commonwealth and other countries, and the contribution of LGBT people to the civil rights struggle. On the 31st of October RAB members gathered in front of the display, and then sang downstairs in the Clocktower foyer, led by Susan (in rainbow cloak).
Rainbow Singers at Croydon Unitarian Church – Sunday, 20 October, 2013
Rainbow Singers Across Borders performed some of their songs at the Croydon Unitarian Church’s harvest festival and anniversary service. More photos to come.
Silver Sunday – Sunday, 6 October, 2013
Rainbow Singers Across Borders took part with many other local choirs at the “Silver Sunday” event in Croydon Minster.
Downing Street protest – Friday, 27 September, 2013
Protesting opposite 10 Downing Street against the detention of lesbians in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre
Jamaican High Commission protest – Wednesday, 28 August, 2013
Rainbows Across Borders members joined the protest at the Jamaican High Commission, Prince Consort Road, in protest at the brutal murders of 16 year old cross-dresser Dwayne Jones and a 41-year old gay man, Dean Moriah.
Eric Lembembe protest – Tuesday, 23 July, 2013
Rainbows Across Borders joined other groups outside the Cameroon High Commission protesting at the torture and murder of gay activist Eric Lembembe. Much anger was expressed against the Cameroon Government who explicitly condone violence against the LGBT community, especially those, like Eric Lembembe, who campaign and who refuse to hide their sexuality.
London Pride 2013 – Saturday, 29 June, 2013
Rainbows Across Borders members took part in the Pride parade through central London.
Croydon IDAHO event – Tuesday, 11 June, 2013
Rainbows Across borders joined with other local LGBT groups and local churches to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, See also http://lgbt-croydon.org.uk/idaho-2013
RAB meeting – Friday, 7 June, 2013
Our first meeting at our new venue.
Rainbow Reading Group – Thursday, 30 May, 2013
There was a good showing of Rainbows Across Borders members at this meeting of the Rainbow Reading Group
RAB meeting – Saturday, 4 May, 2013
Our last meeting in the Clocktower Café.