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

Like all other social organistions, our activities are currently much curtailed by Covid-19 restrictions. But in normal tmes our social diary would contain at least two social events a month, for instance coffee evenings, wine and cheese parties, music evenings, and restaurant visits, and our summer garden parties. 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 took part in Croydon PrideFest on 13 July 2019. We carried our banner in the parade and had a presence in the community area in Wandle Park. See

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 past LGBT History Month events see

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.


Regular monthly meetings

Peter Tatchell at The BriefCAGS promotes a series of open meetings with interesting and entertain­ing speakers at the Spread Eagle. The events are free and open to all, and are held on the third Tuesday of each months

For a line-up of some past speakers, see


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.

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.

CAGS logo LGT Croydon Aurora logo SLAGO LGBT Consortium logo CHE logoILGA logo CAGS logo