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Press Release: Distinguished lesbian activist to speak in Croydon

30 January 2012

Lisa PowerLisa Power, long-term gay activist, is to speak at a meeting of Croydon Area Gay Society (CAGS) on Tuesday 7th February. The meeting, at 8pm in The Spread Eagle, Katharine Street, is one of the events being organised by CAGS during February for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) History Month. It's free and open to all.

Lisa Power is currently Policy Director of the Terrence Higgins Trust, the leading HIV and AIDS charity, and has been consistently involved in human rights campaigns for the past 25 years, first as a writer and activist for lesbian and gay rights and then, since the 1980s, in HIV and sexual health. She was a founder member of Stonewall, the UK’s leading gay rights lobby group, and General Secretary of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, being the first person to speak at the United Nations on behalf of gay rights. She's the author of the book No Bath but Plenty of Bubbles about the Gay Liberation Front. In February last year she received an MBE for services to sexual health and to the LGBT community.

Lisa Power said "I grew up and discovered my sexuality in Croydon at a time when something like CAGS would have been a miracle."

For more information about CAGS, see

For more about The Brief Encounter, CAGS' programmme of bi-monthly open meetings, see

For more about LGBT History Month events in Croydon, see

For more about Lisa Power and the Terrence Higgins Trust, see


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