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Monkepox: August 2022

Posted on Wed-08-2022 by Maria Hughes

We are pleased to inform you that this week the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull will be receiving a supply of preventative monkey pox vaccine.   As the initial supply is limited, it will be offered only to individuals who self-identify as gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise having sex with men AND report one or […]

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Monkeypox: July 2022

Posted on Tue-07-2022 by Maria Hughes

Key facts –  There have been a number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in the UK. Although monkeypox can affect anyone, the majority of those cases are among gay and bisexual men. – Monkeypox is transmitted through close contact, so is likely being passed on during sex rather than sexual transmission. – Everyone is being […]

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Queering the City – Participant call out

Posted on Wed-06-2022 by Maria Hughes

Exciting opportunity to create 3 new artworks inspired by queer spaces! We are looking for participants to work with artist Lucy Hayhoe & Birmingham LGBT over two weekends in July to explore ideas around queer space and reimagine queer spaces of the future. Through a series of workshops and guided creation sessions participants will create […]

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Birmingham LGBT’s Statement on Recent EHRC Guidance

Posted on Fri-04-2022 by Maria Hughes

We are deeply concerned by the recent activity from the EHRC, including the recent scrapping of trans-inclusive guidance for schools, and Monday’s published webpage “Separate and single-sex service providers: a guide on the Equality Act sex and gender reassignment provisions”. This new webpage goes further than their own pre-existing statutory code of practice (which remains […]

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Birmingham LGBT’s Statement on the Conversion Therapy U-turn

Posted on Fri-04-2022 by Maria Hughes

Following the UK Governments decision last weekend to U-turn twice, first scrapping the Conversion Therapy ban entirely then subsequently specifically excluding trans people from protections, Birmingham LGBT fully supports Stonewall’s decision to withdraw from the government’s “safe to be me” conference. We are delighted to see that the joint action of the LGBT sector has […]

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