Census 2021 Statement from the LGBT Sector

Birmingham LGBT has signed up to this statement. For a full list of signatories, visit https://www.consortium.lgbt/2021/02/18/census-consenus-statement/ The England and Wales Census 2021- taking place on 21st March- will ask voluntary questions about your sexual orientation and trans status for the first time. This is a huge step forwards and has come about in part due to […]

Proposal: Videographer/ Film Maker £2500

Birmingham LGBT | Videographer/Film Maker FEE: £2500 (including materials and research time) BRIEF: We are looking to commission a videographer/film-director/filmmaker to create a series of short films to deliver health promotion messages to the LGBT+ community about safety during the Covid 19 pandemic. 5 x 30-60 second films 1 x 3-4 minute film This will […]

Help us support isolated LGBT people this Christmas

Christmas can be a very difficult time for many LGBT+ people, it is traditionally a very heteronormative festival with an emphasis on family. For many LGBT+ people, family has a different meaning: referred to “family of choice”. This is often due to necessity as many still face discrimination, rejection, and estrangement from their biological families […]

Birmingham LGBT’s Statement on HM Government’s response to the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act Reform

On Tuesday, the Government announced its response to the 2018 consultation regarding the Gender Recognition Act (https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2020-09-22/hcws462); and, whilst not surprising, it is extremely disappointing for transgender people, non-binary people, and the wider LGBT community. Birmingham LGBT do not accept the Government’s position “that the balance struck in the legislation is ‘correct’ with ‘proper checks […]

Birmingham LGBT Launches New LGBT Counselling Service

Following a successful funding application to Comic Relief’s COVID-19 recovery fund, Birmingham LGBT is proud to announce the addition of a new free therapeutic counselling service to its range of wellbeing and sexual health services, as part of the recovery from the effects of COVID-19. The centre already offers counselling services for members of the […]

Call to action: protect trans rights

Written by Paul Roberts OBE, CEO of LGBT Consortium and endorsed by Birmingham LGBT Urgent and important call to action As many of you will have seen, the Sunday Times reported that the UK Government Ministers for Women and Equalities, Liz Truss, is planning a series of policy changes that could make many LGBT+ people’s […]