There is a wide range of social and peer support groups in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What: Rainbow Bridge holds regular Coffee Mornings. We welcome 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 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.
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/
Trans Masculine Birmingham (TMB) is a peer-to-peer support and social group for any adult aged 18+, who identifies as trans male, trans masculine, non binary and/or gender questioning. Our meetings range from relaxed social events such as picnics and arts & crafts, to focusing on specific topics such as transition related (e.g. changing names, accessing trans healthcare and updating paperwork), parenthood, and relationship health.
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.