Community groups

There is a wide range of social and peer support groups in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

A theatre group for the LGBTQ+ community. Open to all. If you would like to act, help out back stage or just find out more, it’s great fun and you will be made very welcome.

We’re now meeting for a monthly social on the penultimate Thursday of each month at 7pm.

Ageing Better LGBT Housing Group welcomes members of the LGBT community and professionals from housing and care providers, to discuss the needs of LGBT people and support sensitive and appropriate services. We welcome new members of the community who have an interest in these issues and/ or professionals who work for housing and related services.

We are a friendly, welcoming group who read and discuss books of interest to the LGBT+ community, and we also have a podcasting project.

Bearwood Rainbow Social is your chance to meet other LGBTQ+ people living and working in Bearwood.

The Bicycle Adventure Club is LGBTQ+, Women and XXL led. Based in Birmingham and riding throughout the UK & Europe, we might not wear Lycra or have the best gear but we have a passion for creating a friendly, safe & supportive environment where adventurers of all backgrounds & abilities can move beyond their comfort zone to experience the mental & physical benefits of connecting with their bicycle, the landscape & people.

Birmingham Badgers is a community Quadball Club, aiming to be a nice chill club with good vibes and low pressure. In terms of competitive aspirations, we welcome any and all levels of fitness, skill or experience (including people who haven’t played quadball before).  Quadball is a fast-paced sport that is played in communities and universities by hundreds of players throughout the world. Quadball is unique as the only full-contact, mixed-gender sport in the world and we encourage participation from LGBTQ+ communities.

Established in 2005 Birmingham Blaze FC is an LGBT+ team competing in local Birmingham leagues as well as nationally and internationally in tournaments. We train on Wednesday evenings and play 11-a-side matches on Sunday mornings in the Festival League. We’re always on the look out for new players: contact us via our website.

Birmingham Bulls is an inclusive rugby team, based in the heart of Birmingham’s Gay Village.

We aim to provide an inclusive and safe environment for all to learn more about rugby and develop skills, get fit, make friends and have a great time. Contact us for more information.

Birmingham LGBTQ+ Writers is a space to meet other queer writers, talk about writing, and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) for a short writing session.

The purpose of the group is to provide a safe and welcoming space for Gay, Bi and Trans (GBT) men to socialise and talk about their physical and mental health and provide a gateway for support.

This is a positive, informative and non-judgmental space for GBT men’s health and social support.

This group is not a crisis service – our staff can signpost to services who can provide more in-depth support.

EA affiliated running club for LGBT+ & allies in the West Midlands. We hold a number of free Starting Out Sessions throughout the year designed for people will little or no running experience. We aim to provide a friendly, supportive and run environment designed over a 10 week period to enable you to run 5k. If you’ve started running and can cover a distance of around 4-5 miles, we welcome you to join us on our free weekly runs.

Welcome to Birmingham Unicorns Cricket Club! We are an LGBTQ+ inclusive cricket club based in south Birmingham, playing friendly fixtures. We’re excited to welcome new members of any age, gender, background and experience level (including beginners)! We welcome everyone, including allies, who want to enjoy cricket in a friendly, supportive community environment. Contact us via our website.

Boot Women is an LBTQ+ women’s walking group meeting monthly, as well as organising other events, meals and trips. We meet every month for a walk that averages about 5 miles, and we welcome walking women of all abilities. Our walks are a great opportunity to meet other women and to discover the countryside around Birmingham. We advertise our events on our website and Meetup and you are welcome to email to join our mailing list.

Café Queer is a friendly support and social group for those suffering from depression or other mental illness; all our members understand depression or other conditions like anxiety, OCD or stress. The group cannot offer counselling or individual support but can guide towards options, and is facilitated by Birmingham Mind.

Deaf Central Rainbow is a group for LGBT+ people and allies in the West Midlands who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. We also welcome hearing people who can sign or are learning to sign.

For details of our events please sign up to our Facebook group or email us.

The Western Midlands Group is a branch of GOC and organises a regular programme of walks in the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and occasionally further afield. There are also social activities, as well as the opportunity to participate in events organised by the national GOC and by other GOC groups in England, Scotland and Wales.

Contact via the website.

Golden Babs is a vibrant LGBT+ community initiative in Birmingham LGBT Centre. We offer a welcoming space every Tuesday for those aged 50 and above to gather, connect, and celebrate through enriching activities, including coffee mornings, arts and crafts, movies, dance, poetry, music, and engaging workshops.

Join us every Tuesday from 10.30am to 1pm for a weekly dose of joy, diversity, and shared experiences.

We’re a diverse, justice-seeking, LGBTQIA+ affirming church for ALL based in Brum’s Gay Village (City Centre). We’re a community learning to practice God’s radically inclusive love & inclusion the best we can.

Bringing the Silver Screen to LGBTQ Birmingham and Friends, we show the Classics to New Releases. We aim to show a variety of different types of films to suit all tastes. You choose what you want to bring along and share.

We provide a welcoming, safe and supportive space, building confidence and a sense of community to asylum seekers and refugees who identify as LGBT+, in the West Midlands. We offer information, signposting and support through the asylum process and settling into the UK.

A social group for all LBTQ+ women. Come along for refreshments and a chat, in a safe and friendly space.

The aim of LGBT+ Nature Connect is to help you reconnect with nature through LGBTQ+ friendly guided walks, lessons about nature, and other fun social activities in various pubs and cafes local to the Lickey Hills and Waseley Hills area. Everyone is welcome, even if you’re not part of the LGBTQ+ community, all you need is an open mind and a love for nature!

We are a friendly social group for mature gay men and their admirers. Come along, make new friends and have an enjoyable evening. First visit free, then a subscription of £4 per visit, including a raffle ticket.

We are a friendly, social badminton club catering primarily to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) community in the West Midlands. Come and join us in central Birmingham to play some fun, friendly badminton with the Midlands Out Badminton crowd. We get 20 to 30 players at each of our Saturday morning sessions. As we hire the whole sports hall, you know that you’re amongst friends as soon as you step into the hall.

We hold weekly swimming events at the privately-hired Morris Centre Pool. There is no need to pay a joining fee, or sign-up for an ongoing commitment – just come along and join in whenever you can. We have an informal approach to membership, and regular members get involved in our range of social activities. Contact us via the website.

Narcotics Anonymous is a community of people who support each other to achieve and maintain a drug free life. The only requirement for participation in NA is a desire to stop using drugs.  NA is not allied with any religion, institution or other organisation (including Birmingham LGBT). NA exists solely so that its members can support each other to stay drug free and to help others achieve and maintain a drug free recovery and lifestyle. NA is free.

Open Table is a national network of churches that offer an LGBTQIA+ safe sacred space with either communion or shared meal once a month. Open Table Birmingham is  hosted by Wylde Green United Reformed Church. We do an informal cafe style service with contemporary worship music.

We meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 3pm at Wylde Green United Reformed Church, Britwell Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 5SW.

Everyone is welcome!

Out Central is a youth group for young people aged 13-19, who are LGBT or may be questioning their sexuality. Young people take part in a range of activities including trips out and social activities. Phone Ed Or Claire 0121 622 4570 or 0121 460 5870.

We are a queer community group, meeting monthly in Stirchley.

We’re holding boardgames socials on the first Saturday of each month, starting in May with free pizza. Bring your own games, play ours or just sit and chat. Our space is fully accessible with a gender neutral toilet.

Food and drinks are free – donations are welcome.

For more details, call Alaena or Sarah on 07410 146 239.

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We offer a range of affordable, accessible, inclusive, non-scene social events and activities open to all LGBTs regardless of age or area of residence. Activities include bowling, country walks, pub or curry nights, canal and railway trips, Queer Quiz, Barn and Ballroom Dances, tours of cultural and heritage buildings and establishments, talks, cupcake decoration, laser quest brewery tours, Newbies Nights, treasure hunts and many more! Make new friends, try new activities, visit new places, learn new skills.

The group is open to anyone with an interest in promoting a greater awareness of mental health issues across the communities of Birmingham and Solihull. Your chance to share information, news & views with statutory agencies, voluntary sector organisations, user groups – and individual users/carers/staff.

 

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.

Welcome to Proud Baggies, the Official West Bromwich Albion Supporters’ Group for all LGBTQ+ fans, their families, friends and allies. We want to bring the Football and LGBT+ community together to celebrate diversity and increase LGBTQ+ visibility at West Bromwich Albion FC, making our club a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Membership is free and open to all. Join us to get involved or show your support.

Rainbow Coffee Mornings welcomes everyone for refreshments and a chance to meet and chat with other LGBTQAAI attendees.

Our aim is to provide a welcoming space where for a few hours you can socialise and relax in good company. Find our events in the Birmingham LGBT Meetup group.

We are a Birmingham based LGBT+ Social group with links to other local community groups. Our aim is to be an inclusive, tolerant and safe space for all through a number of regular events run by our fabulous volunteer group leaders on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/birmingham-lgbt-meetup/

Rainbow Pooch Pride is a network, membership-driven, hub that brings the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, plus) community together through their shared love of dogs. Communicating globally and facilitating local group activity, our mission is to champion dogs as emotional support animals and acknowledge them in positive service to LGBTQIA+ lives. Our Rainbow Pooch in the Park meets monthly, and we also hold Pat and Chat online sessions.

Rainbow Spirit is a diverse group of gay and bisexual men of all ages and backgrounds. The range of activities includes workshops and discussions on the arts, personal growth and health, gay men in society and more. The programme is put together using the ideas and wishes of members.

Rainbow Voices is a combined group of individuals who are united by their love of song.  Established in 1995, we are the leading Midlands based community choir for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans people and their friends.  We are a diverse and mixed voice choir who provide a safe environment for old and new friends to meet and sing together.

The most popular table-top role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons features a vast array of excitement, challenges and fantastically fun role play. Create your character and set off on your adventure. Open to people 16+, absolutely anyone is welcome to join. You’ll need just two things: imagination and a willingness to participate. If you would like to attend please email  crittersfarmboi@gmail.com or send a WhatsApp message to 07835 528 826 with your name so I can prepare a character with you beforehand. Your Dungeon Master Boon Dekker.

Sandwell LGBTQ+ Community organises various events, based at Friar Park Millennium Centre in Wednesbury.

Our events include Cake & Coffee, Social Cycling, a Valentine’s Dinner and a music event. Contact us for details.

LGBT+ members & friends meet for social evening in nice pub in Sutton Coldfield for locals to Sutton, Erdington, Lichfield and wider area of North Brum & West Midlands. It’s a very informal social meet up, few beers or soft drinks/coffee, a great food menu is optional, caters for Veggy & Vegans. We tend to sit at the back end on the upper level with several tables pushed together.

Find our events on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/birmingham-lgbt-meetup/

Welcome to The Trans Tea Room. We are a brand new trans-led community café and clothing project in the centre of Birmingham, UK. Our vision is to provide a safe place for gender diverse, non-binary and trans people to come together for fun, friendship and mutual support.

Email us via our website.

Trans Central is a Transgender community support group that meets in Birmingham  on a monthly basis, and offers further support via Discord and Facebook community groups. We welcome members who identity as Transwomen/Transfeminine, non-binary, or questioning,  helping improve confidence, increasing knowledge, and empowering individuals in a relaxed, comfortable, safe and friendly environment.

Call 07895 841 778.

Trans Masculine Birmingham (TMB) is a support group for adults 18+ who identify as trans male, trans masculine, non-binary, and/or gender questioning.

Meetings include social events and activities, as well as discussions and workshops (topics such as trans admin, healthcare, parenthood, employment, and relationship health).

TranSanctuary offers peer support for gender diverse community, all identities and presentations without exception.
Social support, safe space and meet ups in Birmingham UK for anyone under the trans / non binary / gender diverse umbrella.
Representing a diverse range of identities and experiences. Safety, security and sanctuary first and foremost.
We are stronger together.

This group is a social network aiming to bring like minded people together to make friends. The group is for LBTQ+ women who are attracted to women. Want to make some new friends? Wish you had a few people to join you for a Saturday picnic, Sunday afternoon park stroll, Saturday night at the LGBT+ pub or a midweek cinema night? This is the place to make those connections.

We run a social monthly meetup in Birmingham. Check out Facebook or Meetup for more details.

Wolverhampton LGBT+ is a registered charity consisting of a network of organisations, businesses and community groups, which have come together to support and improve local services to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and those questioning (LGBT+) community in Wolverhampton and the Black Country.

The Yarana Group aims to promote awareness, acceptance, empowerment and a safe inclusive space for LGBTQIA+ people who trace their heritage to Asia or the Middle East.

Join us at our sessions at Birmingham LGBT Centre and our private Facebook group.