SLG (South London Gays)

The Bread and Roses

Meetings July 2023 to March 2024

Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 8 pm, currently at:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ
(a turning off Clapham High Street - nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common. The Bread and Roses is opposite the end of Navy Street).

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11 July Married Women who desire Women: Ellen Durban from University College London describes her research into the life experiences and treatment of women who realise their sexual desire for women before, during or after their marriage to men, with a focus on child custody cases from the 1950's to the 1990's. Ellen Durban

August No Meeting  

12 September Appalling People: Joseph, a Retired District Judge, makes a return visit to describe some of the most horrible people he has ever come across during 42 years of legal practice and gives some dire examples of humanity at its very worst. A judge

10 October AGM SLG logo

14 November Remembering Mrs Shufflewick: Artist and write Darren Coffield looks at the life and career of comedian and female impersonator Rex Jameson, best known for his stage persona - Mrs Shufflewick. Over the course of the last few years, Coffield has interviewed a number of Rex Jameson's friends and colleagues and will present a rollercoaster ride - taking you through the highs and lows of Rex's career - with plenty of laughs along the way! SLG logo

12 December Not going into the Care Closet: Clare Truscott and Ted Brown outline the distress and frustration faced by many LGBT people in care homes and describe the campaign which is underway to enable them to lead open lives, free of prejudice and discrimination. Care home

9 January 2024 My Journey to Acceptance: Woosh Raza, a director of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, describes his personal journey as a first generation British Pakistani towards accepting and affirming both his heritage and his identity as a gay man. Care home

13 February Bishopsgate Institute: The Institute holds perhaps the most extensive collection on LGBTQ+ history, politics and culture in the UK from the 19th century on. We join Special Collections and Archives Manager Stef Dickers to hear how the collections were gathered, the stories behind many of the collections and adventures of looking after the collections day to day. Care home

12 March Police and the Community: Mathieu Smith,  the new LGBT Community Liaison Officer for Croydon, Bromley and Sutton talks about his role in making London a safer place for gay people and his experience in the police force as a gay man. Police liaison officers

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