August 2019 Community Events 3

Posted on 01-07-2019 by Maria Hughes

Positive West Midlands

Mondays 5th, 12th, 19th August, 11am – 4pm

Fridays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August, 11am – 4pm

‘Apache’, 190 Corporation Street, B4 6QD

FREE for LGBT + allies of all ages

Positive West Midlands is a support group for people living with HIV & our supporters & volunteers. Providing social support and sign-posting to other agencies. Come along, make new friends and share experiences over free tea, coffee and biscuits.

We meet every Monday and Friday at our own venue in Corporation Street, opposite the Magistrates’ Court. There will be no event on August bank holiday.

You are welcome to just turn up, contact and also visit for more details.


Rainbow Bridge LGBTQ Networking Group

Tuesday coffee mornings: 13th, 20th 27th August, 11am – 1pm (not 6th August)

Thursday coffee mornings: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th August, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for LGBT + allies of all ages (donations welcome)

Rainbow Bridge is holding our regular Tuesday and Thursday Coffee Mornings in the old café space in the Birmingham LGBT Centre as part of the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme.

We welcome everyone for refreshments and a chance to meet and chat with other LGBTQAAI attendees. Our aim is to provide a non commercial space where for a few hours you can socialise and relax in good company.

There is no charge for the refreshments but any donations of snacks you enjoy or cash donations are welcome.

For more information, contact, join our Facebook group: or find our events in the Birmingham LGBT Meetup group.


Rainbow Spirit

Saturday 17th August, 3pm –6pm

Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for gay men of all ages (donations welcome)

Rainbow Spirit is a community of men attracted to men who meet to develop personal empowerment, friendship and support. We aim to do this by exploring our sexuality, deriving strength and support from each other in the face of continued homophobia. We embrace mind, body, and spirit through a diversity of activities, discussions, and sharing of our different experiences.

During our Saturday meeting, as well as our specific activities, we always make time for a chat together over tea and biscuits. We ask for a small donation of £3 during the meeting. This goes towards to our Hardship Fund, which means, for example, that we can give bus fares to the asylum seekers who attend. Occasionally, we arrange additional social events where we might go for a walk, watch a film, visit the theatre or just enjoy a coffee together.

Please feel free to join us from 3pm -6pm on the third Saturday of the month. You will be warmly welcomed.

For more details, contact Jon on 07974 477206, e-mail We are also on the Meetup website as Rainbow Spirit Bham – celebrating our lives as gay / bi men – mind/body/spirit.


Sutton Rainbow Social

Wednesday 21st August, from 7pm

Quinto Lounge, 21-23 Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield B72 1QA

For LGBT + allies 18+

We are inviting LGBTQI people from all over Sutton Coldfield – and surrounding areas – to get to know each other in cosy surroundings. Come and find Maria & Richard at the Quinto Lounge, near the back.

Just turn up, or for more info, please contact Richard on, or RSVP on Meetup


Trans Central

Monday 5th August, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for M-to-F trans people and allies

Trans Central is a (MTF), or Male to Female transgendered community support group; that meets in the Birmingham LGBT Centre in the West Midlands on the first Monday of each month at 6.30pm (Tuesday if the Monday is a bank holiday).

The group will aim to provide practical help and peer support to the local Trans community, while also creating the opportunity for individual members to take part in community programmes and events, which will work towards helping improve confidence, increase knowledge, and empowering Trans women, while in a relaxed, comfortable, safe and friendly environment.

You are also welcome to use the changing facilities at Birmingham LGBT Centre.

Contact Bobbi for more details on 07908 319 439.