There is a wide range of social and peer support groups in Birmingham.
Ageing Better LGBT Housing Group
We currently meet every other month to discuss the housing needs of older LGBT people, including sheltered housing and care homes. At our meetings, we discuss our needs and aspirations and invite agencies to give presentations and discuss how services can be more LGBT-affirmative.
Please contact Maria on 0121 643 0821 or email@example.com for more details.
Bards & Books
We are a friendly, welcoming group who read and discuss books of interest to the LGBT community.
We meet the first Monday of the month at Birmingham LGBT Centre. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Go to www.facebook.com/groups/bardsandbooks/
If you would like to join our mailing list, please email email@example.com.
Birmingham LGBTQ+ Writers
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.
We meet on the third Thursday of the month at Birmingham LGBT Centre.
New faces are very welcome.
Join our Facebook or Meetup groups here:
Brum Bi Group
Brum Bi Group is a safe and friendly social and peer support group for people aged 18+ for anybody who fits under the bisexual umbrella, whether they identify or are questioning their sexuality/romantic life.
Contact us to join our Facebook group and find out about our online and in-person activities.
Twitter: @BrumBiGroup & @brum_bi_coffee
Cafe Queer (was BGLAD)
Cafe 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 meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, at Birmingham LGBT Centre.
Contact JulieCarnell@birminghammind.org for more information.
Craft and Chronicles
Join the LBTQ+ women’s group Craft and Chronicles to socialise, make new friends and try out different arts and crafts.
Each participant will receive a kit to take part in our monthly online session.
To book your space, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Illuminate is a non religious space with no formal liturgy sacred and secular music playing. Some silence is observed in a darkened room, a discussion followed led by a group member or an informal chat in the second half.
It is a space for reflection and inspiration without a particular religious dimension.
The group meets at the Birmingham LGBT Centre on Sunday Evenings 5pm to 7pm
Contact email@example.com for more details.
Imaan Muslim LGBT+
Are you a LGBT+ person from a Muslim background or identifies as Muslim?
Imaan is a charity that supports LGBTQI Muslims. Founded in London in 1999, we campaign to ensure that no LGBTQI Muslim person in Britain feels excluded from their family, their faith or their communities. Imaan is a small, volunteer-led charity, led by and working for LGBTQI Muslims; we aim to represent the breadth of the Islamic faith and the range of identities and narratives of the LGBTQ community and our allies.
Imaan meets on the last Saturday of the month, 5pm – 7pm at the Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38/40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham, B1 1EQ.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to join our Facebook page – Imaan – Muslim LGBTQI Support.
Journey Asylum Seekers Group
The Journey Asylum Seekers Group is a support and social group for LGBT asylum seekers and LGBT friends, to be a community mixing across generations and cultures.
We stay in contact with a WhatsApp group, monthly Zoom meetings and picnics. We hope to be meeting regularly in person soon.
Contact Phil Hoar on 07484 837 773 or email@example.com for more details.
Journey Film Club
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 hold film meetings every so often to agree a future film schedule: what films we are going to watch and when, and who is going to bring the film.
Doors open for 6.45pm for 7pm start. First and Third Tuesday of the month.
LBTQ+ Women’s Forum and Social Group
Birmingham LGBT has a Facebook group for Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, Trans+ identifying women and non-binary people who want to join a group that centres women. This is a space to share opinions, seek support from peers and get advice. We also run a monthly online social, to relax and chat, or just listen if you don’t feel like talking.
To join, or if you have any questions, please email AlexusSavage@blgbt.org
Out With Prostate Cancer
The group is facilitated by volunteers from Prostate Cancer UK, working with the BGT community aimed at providing for gay and bisexual men affected by prostate cancer and trans women. All are welcome, as are partners and supporters of those impacted by prostate cancer. First Saturday of each month between 2 and 4pm.
Contact Eddie Hulme
Telephone 07462 991 116
Rainbow Bridge LGBTQ Networking Group
Rainbow Bridge has been set up to bridge the gaps between lesbian, gay, bi, trans and heterosexual communities, to enable them to find out more about each other and activities, groups and services which are of interest to them. Rainbow Bridge holds weekly networking coffee mornings to ‘break the ice’ so that people can meet each other and get a taste of what different community groups can offer.
So, if you’ve ever wanted to go to a group but felt nervous about not knowing anyone, have always wondered what is offered at Birmingham LGBT Centre but have never visited, or you are looking for a group or activity that is right for you – Rainbow Bridge is here!
You are welcome to drop in, or contact RainbowBridgeLGBTQ@gmail.com for more details, join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/RainbowBridgeLGBTQ/ or find our events in the Birmingham LGBT Meetup group.
Rainbow Pooch Pride
Identify as LGBTQIA+?
Rainbow Pooch Pride brings the LGBTQIA+ community through the love of dogs. These fun and friendly online meet – ups will feature a range of special guests introducing the art of Doga (yoga with dogs), dogwatching (study of animal behaviour), canine massage and mindfulness with dogs.
Join us for a healthy happy start to 2021!
Register for free at Rainbow Pooch Pride Events: https://rainbowpoochpride.com/events/list/
The spirit of friendship, sharing and support…..is a creative activities group for gay men, away from the scene. The group is related to and based on the principles of the Edward Carpenter Community, which put an emphasis on creativity and personal growth.
Our meetings tend to be discussion based and themes have included coming out, positive ageing, ‘gay heroes’, spiritual issues. We also provide the opportunity share personal feelings in response to artwork, poetry and music, these sharings are sometimes called Heart Circles.
We are now meeting online (via Zoom) twice a month, generally on the first Friday evening and the third Saturday afternoon. For more details contact Jon on 07974 477 206.
RANG South Asian LGBT
RANG is a social/support group open to all South Asian & Middle Eastern men who may identify as gay or bisexual.
RANG aims to reduce feelings of isolation and exclusion and bring together men from similar cultural backgrounds and experiences.
RANG meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.
Visit our Events Calendar for details of how to book.
Roll-Out: Dungeons & Dragons
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 all ages, absolutely anyone is welcome to join. You’ll need just two things: imagination and a willingness to participate. We meet weekly online, every Tuesday or Thursday evening.
If you would like to attend please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or send a WhatsApp message to 07835 528 826 with your name so I can prepare a character with you beforehand, due to limited time at session to do this. I look forward to seeing you there, sincerely, your Dungeon Master Ben Baker.
FREE for LGBT+ people aged 16+
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.
We meet on the first Monday of the month at Birmingham LGBT Centre.
Email email@example.com for more information.
Trans Masculine Birmingham
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. It is run by a committee team that rotates once a year. 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.
We meet once a month on a Monday evening.
Well Body and Mind for Men GBTQ+ Social
We are hosting a friendly Zoom on the first Saturday of every month from 4-5pm which is open to Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/ Questioning+ Men, at Birmingham LGBT Centre.
Visit our Events Calendar for details of how to book.
In the meantime, please check out our online peer support group and feel free to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3103361133057717
For more details, contact Stuart Payne: firstname.lastname@example.org.