Rainbow Reading Group
The Rainbow Reading Group is an LGBT Reading Group, organised by Croydon Area Gay Society (CAGS) in conjunction with Croydon Library. For more about CAGS see www.cags.org.uk/.
For other LGBT groups in Croydon see the LGBT Croydon site: wwww.lgbt-croydon.org.uk/.
For events in Croydon and around London see LGBT London: www.lgbtlondon.com/.
Some other gay / LGBT reading groups:
We've been asked to publicise the new Brixton LGBT+ Reading Group, meeting at Brixton Tate Library, Brixton Oval SW2 1JQ from 6:30 to 8pm on Monday 18 May 2015. Contact BrixtonLendingLibrary@Lambeth.gov.uk or 020 7926 1068.
At one time we listed a number of other LGBT reading groups around the country, and even another Rainbow Reading Group in the United States, but many of them seem to have disappeared while we still carry on. See also the list on the LGBT History Project's website: www.lgbthistoryuk.org/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Reading_groups).
The following are probably still operational:
- London Gay Reading Group: http://www.lgrg.co.uk
- Bristol Gay Men's Reading Group: http://gaymensbookclubbristol.wordpress.com
- Northampton Gay Book Group: http://ngbg.webs.com/
- Reading Gay Men's Book Club: www.rgmbc.org.uk/
- Yeovil: Somerset Lesbian Network book group: http://www.somersetlesbiannetwork.org.uk/who-we-are.
- there is also a monthly book group at the Gay's The Word bookshop: http://freespace.virgin.net/gays.theword/
We'd still love to hear of more groups to add to this list.
Books for blind and partially sighted people
The RNIB National Library Service offers extensive lists of LGBT titles. Giant print (24 point type) and Braille titles are free, and the Talking Book Service, which includes the loan of a Daisy player and books on CD, is based on a yearly subscription. All books are sent postage-free direct to your home and you can borrow up to six books at a time per format. RNIB also offers a book streaming service, which enables you to listen through your PC.
Full details about these services can be found via RNIB’s telephone helpline 0303 123 9999 or on the RNIB website.
See RNIB's list of talking books of gay and lesbian interest (Word document, 600k).
Contact Ray, 020 8777 0107
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for other events in Croydon, see www.lgbt-croydon.org.uk/events