Trans Day of Visibility: a personal blog by Alexus Savage

Hi, I’m Alexus, and I’m the Trans Wellbeing Support Worker at Birmingham LGBT Centre. Today, I want to talk a bit about what Trans Day of Visibility (TDoV), and what it means to me personally. TDoV is an annual international event on the 31 March which is dedicated to celebrating trans people and raising awareness […]

Trans Day of Remembrance – 20 November 2020

So, you may well ask – Alexus, what on earth is Trans Day of Remembrance, and why should we care about it? Good question, glad you asked it. A bit of history then. Trans Day of Remembrance, or TDoR was started in 1999 by trans advocate Gwendolyne Ann Smith, as a vigil to honour the […]

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 (; 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 […]

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 […]

Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health Event

EVENT Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health VENUE Café space at Birmingham LGBT Centre DATE/TIME 7 November 2019 1900 – 2100 (Tea/coffee available from 1845) Dr Sarah Murjan (Clinical Lead) and Emily Cousins (Service Manager) will be coming down to talk about the work of their Centre, and to answer any questions YOU may have about […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR)

Hi. My name is Alexus and I’m the Trans Wellbeing Support Worker at Birmingham LGBT Centre. I wanted to write about TDoR from my own perspective as a Trans woman so what follows is just that. But first a little history on how TDoR came about. On November 28 1998 a Trans woman called Rita […]