Some photos showing the growth and progress of our group. Click any image to see a larger version (and click the x in the bottom right of an enlarged picture to return to the main display).
A protest was held in Croydon against the homophobic attack on teenager Reker Ahmed, a Kurdish/Iranian asylum seeker.
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.
The civic launch for LGBT History Month was held in the Braithwaite Hall, Croydon CLocktower
Croydon Healthwatch's Chief Executive Officer Charlie Ladyman came to our meeting in January 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".
Rainbows Across Borders members taking part at Brighton Pride
Rainbows Across Borders (RAB) took part in the 2015 London Pride event
Rainbows Across Borders (RAB) took part in the IDAHO/T (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) event in Croydon today.
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.
Several RAB members were on the Pride Parade in London with placards and a new banner.
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.
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 Across Borders performed some of their songs at the Croydon Unitarian Church's harvest festival and anniversary service. More photos to come.
Rainbow Singers Across Borders took part with many other local choirs at the "Silver Sunday" event in Croydon Minster.
Protesting opposite 10 Downing Street against the detention of lesbians in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
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.
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.
Rainbows Across Borders members took part in the Pride parade through central London.
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
There was a good showing of Rainbows Across Borders members at this meeting of the Rainbow Reading Group