Community groups

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

Ace Space is a Birmingham based Asexual and Aromantic coffee meet that runs bi-weekly. We hope to create a safe and welcoming space for the Ace and Aro community, a space of our own where allistic expectations aren’t brought in.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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, growing and adapting on the fly, and sometimes flying … cause yeah that’s a thing!

Open to people 16+, absolutely anyone is welcome to join. You’ll need just two things: imagination and a willingness to participate. We meet weekly online, every Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening and we also run in person on a Tuesday based in Harborne.

If you would like to attend please email 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.

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:

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.

The group provided practical help and peer support to the local Trans community, while also creating the opportunity for individual members to take part in community programmes and events, which will work towards 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 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.

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.

Well Body and Mind for Men provides a sober space for gay, bi and trans men to meet, to socialise and take part in activities. You are welcome to just turn up.

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.

Yarana face-to-face support group has been created to help bring South Asian & Middle Eastern LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/ questioning and intersex) people together. Our aim is to create a safe and welcoming space and promote positive health and wellbeing.