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Community Directory

Birmingham is home to around 60,000 LGBT citizens and as such has a thriving community and commercial scene. From nearly forty voluntary and community groups, which are the lifeblood of the community, to over 15 bars and clubs in the Gay Village in Southside. Birmingham offers something for all LGBT people. This guide provides comprehensive listings for everything LGBT in the city, including social groups, services, sports clubs, arts groups, bars, clubs, shops, cafes, and much more.

Arts & Culture

Acting Out

What: A gay, lesbian & straight theatre group for both men & women. 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....

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BGSO (Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchestra)

What: Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchestra was formed in 2008 and brings together orchestral musicians from across the Midlands LGBT & music communities. We are known as a truly welcoming ensemble and we enjoy giving fun & engaging performances...

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Journey Film Club

What: LGBT Film Club. Bringing the Silver Screen to LGBTQ Birmingham and Friends, we show the Classics to New Releases! Journey Film Club aims to show a variety of different types of films to suit all tastes, on first and...

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Rainbow Voices LGBT Choir

What: Rainbow Voices is the only West Midlands choir for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and trans people and their friends. We are an inclusive singing group with members across all ages, who come together to celebrate our diversity...

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Bards & Books

What: We are a friendly, welcoming group who read and discuss books of interest to the LGBT community. Free tea and coffee provided; lunch together afterwards is optional. When: First Monday of the month (second Monday if the...

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RANG South Asian LGBT

What: RANG is a social support group open to South Asian & Middle Eastern men (and trans masculine men) who may identify as gay or bisexual. In some South Asian countries RANG means “Colour”. The aims of the group are: To...

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InteGreat Theatre

What: InteGreat Theatre is a Birmingham based community theatre company for deaf and hearing adults and is open to people of any age, race, sexuality or ability. Everybody is equal. You do not need any previous experience of drama and...

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Birmingham LGBTQ+ Writers

What: 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 usually start with introductions and a bit of...

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I Remember When

What: A social and creative group, where we would love to hear from LGBT+ people aged 50 and over but is open to everyone. We will be exploring what “I remember when . . .” means to you, looking...

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Asylum and Immigration

ASIRT

Where: St. Georges Community Hub, Great Hampton Row, Newtown, Birmingham B19 3JG Phone: 0121 233 4295

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Journey Asylum Seekers Group

What:  Journey Asylum Seekers Group is an inclusive social & support group for LGBT asylum seekers, providing a safe, welcoming space in the heart of Birmingham. Where: Birmingham LGBT Centre When: 3rd Friday of the month, from 1pm to...

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ALBA

What: ALBA is a support group for women asylum seekers or refugees. If you are a lesbian, bisexual or transgender woman and have come to the UK to seek asylum, then you will be very welcome to come and...

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Birmingham LGBT

Birmingham LGBT

What: Birmingham LGBT has been working for over a decade to support and sustain a vibrant, diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and Trans community in Birmingham. Our services and projects include LGBT Health & Wellbeing, Strategic Development, Research, Heritage, Community Infrastructure, Arts &...

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The Vault Fitness Studio

This fitness studio is part of the Birmingham LGBT Centre. The Vault offers a workout space with a large mirror and a range of fitness equipment, including: Table tennis tables, bats and balls A range of medicine balls (1kg-9kg), kettlebells...

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Counselling

Umbrella Counselling Service

Umbrella are offering their Counselling and Psychotherapy service, the service has a long history of providing free counselling to men, women and non-binary people from the LGB&T communities. Where: Available  across the city with a choice of male or female counsellors,...

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Rehab 4 Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a free helpline dedicated to assisting people suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health problems in Birmingham. Rehab 4 Addiction was founded in 2011 by people who overcame addiction themselves. You can contact Rehab 4...

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Employee Networks & Forums

Birmingham City Council Employee Network

What: Birmingham City Council Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans-persons Employees’ Network has two main objectives: to support LGBT employees within Birmingham City Council, and to provide a consultative voice on issues relating to service provision affecting the LGBT...

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West Midlands Police LGBT Network

What: Support for LGBT employees, development and improvement of relations between the police and LGBT communities across the West Midlands and a representative voice working to shape policy and promote equality in all areas of policing. We also...

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Midlands LGBT Employee Network

What: Whether you’re an employee or an employer, Midlands LGBT Employees’ Network offers a resource for all things Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans in the workplace – advice on company policies on LGBT issues, understanding of the law,...

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Dudley Council Employee Network

What: Our aims are: The LGBT network aims to provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender council workers. The group holds meetings every quarter and offers members the opportunity to meet with other LGBT colleagues across the council....

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Rainbow Friends

What: Rainbow Friends is the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) social and support group. The group informs LGBT policy and procedures for both staff and patients, organises social events, provides a safe...

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Rainbow Network

What: The University of Birmingham Rainbow Network aims to represent staff and PhD students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, or questioning, to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are met by the University. With...

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HIV Support

Terrence Higgins Trust

What: Whatever your sexuality, HIV status, gender, cultural background or ethnic origin, THT has services set up with your needs in mind. If you’re affected by HIV, then we’ll try to help. Address: Rowans Court, 192 Herbert Road,...

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Positive West Midlands

What: 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...

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Older People

Acting Out

What: A gay, lesbian & straight theatre group for both men & women. 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....

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Journey Film Club

What: LGBT Film Club. Bringing the Silver Screen to LGBTQ Birmingham and Friends, we show the Classics to New Releases! Journey Film Club aims to show a variety of different types of films to suit all tastes, on first and...

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Mature Gay Mens Group (MGM)

What: For older gay men, bears & daddy types and Bi Guys. Come and relax, make new friends, have a laugh. When: Every first Tuesday of the month from 20.30 onwards at The Fox Bar. Where: The Fox...

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Rainbow Spirit

What: 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, with an emphasis on creativity, personal growth and...

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Pink Sou’westers

What: 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...

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Older Lesbian Network

What: The Birmingham and West Midlands Older Lesbian Network Where: Birmingham LGBT Centre When: Fourth Saturday in the month at 1pm Info: Older Lesbian Network meets every fourth Saturday of the month at 1pm at Birmingham LGBT Centre. Each meeting...

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Boot Women

What: Boot Women is a walking group for women, primarily lesbians, based in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. They meet on the second Sunday of every month for a walk that averages about 4-6 miles and welcome walking...

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Brum Bi Group

What: 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. Where :...

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Journey Asylum Seekers Group

What:  Journey Asylum Seekers Group is an inclusive social & support group for LGBT asylum seekers, providing a safe, welcoming space in the heart of Birmingham. Where: Birmingham LGBT Centre When: 3rd Friday of the month, from 1pm to...

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Trans Central

What: Trans Central is a (MtF), or Male to Female transgendered community support group providing practical help and peer support to the local Trans community, and creating the opportunity for individual members to take part in community programs...

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Positive West Midlands

What: 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...

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Imaan Muslim LGBT+

Are you a LGBT+ person from a Muslim background or identifies as Muslim? What: Imaan is a charity that supports LGBTQI Muslims. Founded in London in 1999, we campaign to ensure that no LGBTQI Muslim person in Britain...

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TranSpectrum

What: TranSpectrum offers a supportive space for all people of non-cis-gendered identities with a Semi-Structured discussion and/or activity at each meeting surrounding gender identity as well as time to chat, network and have some tea. When: We meet...

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Bards & Books

What: We are a friendly, welcoming group who read and discuss books of interest to the LGBT community. Free tea and coffee provided; lunch together afterwards is optional. When: First Monday of the month (second Monday if the...

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Ageing Better LGBT Housing Group

What: 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 who have an...

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Rainbow Bridge

What: Rainbow Bridge holds regular Coffee Mornings as part of the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme. We welcome everyone for refreshments and a chance to meet and chat with other LGBTQAAI attendees. Our aim is to provide a non...

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Illuminate

What: 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 follows led by a group member or an informal chat in the second...

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ALBA

What: ALBA is a support group for women asylum seekers or refugees. If you are a lesbian, bisexual or transgender woman and have come to the UK to seek asylum, then you will be very welcome to come and...

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InteGreat Theatre

What: InteGreat Theatre is a Birmingham based community theatre company for deaf and hearing adults and is open to people of any age, race, sexuality or ability. Everybody is equal. You do not need any previous experience of drama and...

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Birmingham LGBTQ+ Writers

What: 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 usually start with introductions and a bit of...

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Roll-Out (Dungeons & Dragons)

What: The most popular table-top role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons features a vast array of excitement, challenges and fantastically fun role play. NOW ONLINE: Due to the current circumstances the face-to-face groups are suspended but the game is...

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I Remember When

What: A social and creative group, where we would love to hear from LGBT+ people aged 50 and over but is open to everyone. We will be exploring what “I remember when . . .” means to you, looking...

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Phone Lines

Rehab 4 Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a free helpline dedicated to assisting people suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health problems in Birmingham. Rehab 4 Addiction was founded in 2011 by people who overcame addiction themselves. You can contact Rehab 4...

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Religious

Birmingham Buddhist Centre

What: The Birmingham Buddhist Centre is part of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO), a worldwide movement founded by Sangharakshita that aims to make Buddhist teachings and practices available in a form appropriate to the modern...

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QUEST group for Gay Catholics UK

What: Quest exists to provide pastoral support to LGBT+ Catholics. We provide information on this website and through our members bulletin.  We also run an annual conference, and throughout the year we have opportunities for worship, spiritual retreats...

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Journey Metropolitan Community Church

What: Journey is made up of many different people, our only goal being to create a space where we are able to explore, discuss, worship, listen and serve our community. We are welcoming and inclusive of all LGBTQ...

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Inclusive Gathering Birmingham

What: We’re a diverse church gathered together by a common dream: to become a truly inclusive faith community, where doubt and difference are a welcome part of our journey together toward Jesus. That means people of every race and ethnicity,...

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Naz and Matt Foundation

What:  We tackle homophobia triggered by religion to help parents accept their children. Naz and Matt Foundation was set up in 2014 following the sad loss of Matt’s fiancé, Naz, who took his own life two days after his deeply religious family...

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Sexual Health

Birmingham LGBT Sexual Health

What: A range of sexual health and wellbeing services for LGBT people and men who have sex with men. Including testing, condoms and lube, information, support, outreach, peer mentoring and more. Phone: 0121 643 0821 E-mail: sexualhealth@blgbt.org Website: www.birminghamlgbt.org.uk

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Umbrella Sexual Health

What:  Umbrella provides free and confidential sexual health services in Birmingham and Solihull, including all types of contraception and STI testing and treatment. The service is confidential, non-judgmental and for people of all ages, genders and orientations. Everyone...

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Social Groups

Outskirts

What: A fast growing and very friendly Trans social group whose aim is to encourage girls to gain greater confidence. We are always happy to welcome newcomers and all of us remember both the elation and the fear...

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Rainbow Spirit

What: 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, with an emphasis on creativity, personal growth and...

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Gay Classic Car Group (West Midlands)

What: For LGBTQ+ people and allies with a shared interest in classic cars. You don’t need to own one. Regional groups, with social events both around the country and internationally. Where: Midlands group covers West Midlands and Shire...

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LGBT Meetup (Birmingham)

What: A peer to peer networking and event site Additional Information: Meetups are people getting together to learn something, do something, share something…Birmingham LGBT Meetup is an active social space with a variety of activity including theatre trips, bar and restaurant meets,...

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Pink Sou’westers

What: 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...

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Boot Women

What: Boot Women is a walking group for women, primarily lesbians, based in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. They meet on the second Sunday of every month for a walk that averages about 4-6 miles and welcome walking...

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Brum Bi Group

What: 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. Where :...

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Journey Asylum Seekers Group

What:  Journey Asylum Seekers Group is an inclusive social & support group for LGBT asylum seekers, providing a safe, welcoming space in the heart of Birmingham. Where: Birmingham LGBT Centre When: 3rd Friday of the month, from 1pm to...

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Gay Outdoor Club (GOC)

What: The Western Midlands Group is a branch of the nationwide GOC. The club organises a regular programme of walks in the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, the Cotswolds, and occasionally further afield. There are also social...

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Trans Masculine Birmingham

What: Trans Masculine Birmingham is a support and advice group for all Trans guys over the age of 18, that meets once a month at LGBT Centre in Birmingham. Regardless of whether you are Gender-questioning, Transgendered, Transsexual, Gender-queer or...

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Rainbow Rambles

What: Rainbow Rambles take place six times a year, usually on Saturdays. These are easy, short walks in and around Birmingham which are popular with a wide variety of people from beginners to more experienced walkers. The usual...

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Married Men’s Group

What: The Married Men’s Group meets monthly and is a friendly social support group for men who are 18+ who are gay, bisexual or transmasculine who have same sex attraction/feelings but may be married or in relationships with women;...

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UNMUTED

What:UNMUTED exists to raise the voices and representation of LGBTQI+ people of colour in Birmingham. Through regular meet ups, events and on going support, we provide safe spaces for Queer Trans Intersex people of colour (QTIPOC) to connect,...

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Positive West Midlands

What: 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...

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Birmingham Nonbinary Social

What: A Birmingham-based fortnightly social gathering for anyone who identifies as non-binary, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, or whose identity does not fit the gender binary. Email: BirminghamNBgroup@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brumNBsocial/   Updated 27/03/20  

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Bards & Books

What: We are a friendly, welcoming group who read and discuss books of interest to the LGBT community. Free tea and coffee provided; lunch together afterwards is optional. When: First Monday of the month (second Monday if the...

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Rainbow Bridge

What: Rainbow Bridge holds regular Coffee Mornings as part of the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme. We welcome everyone for refreshments and a chance to meet and chat with other LGBTQAAI attendees. Our aim is to provide a non...

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Illuminate

What: 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 follows led by a group member or an informal chat in the second...

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RANG South Asian LGBT

What: RANG is a social support group open to South Asian & Middle Eastern men (and trans masculine men) who may identify as gay or bisexual. In some South Asian countries RANG means “Colour”. The aims of the group are: To...

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Roll-Out (Dungeons & Dragons)

What: The most popular table-top role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons features a vast array of excitement, challenges and fantastically fun role play. NOW ONLINE: Due to the current circumstances the face-to-face groups are suspended but the game is...

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I Remember When

What: A social and creative group, where we would love to hear from LGBT+ people aged 50 and over but is open to everyone. We will be exploring what “I remember when . . .” means to you, looking...

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Naz and Matt Foundation

What:  We tackle homophobia triggered by religion to help parents accept their children. Naz and Matt Foundation was set up in 2014 following the sad loss of Matt’s fiancé, Naz, who took his own life two days after his deeply religious family...

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LGBT+ Sparkle

What: A social group for LGBT+ people in Wolverhampton. Events include a weekly social on Zoom. When: Thursday afternoons at 2pm Where: Online (via Zoom) E-mail:  lgbtqsparkle@gmail.com Website: https://www.lgbtsparkle.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/739180286493194 Twitter: @SparkleLgbt       Updated 27/08/20

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Sports & Fitness

Boot Women

What: Boot Women is a walking group for women, primarily lesbians, based in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. They meet on the second Sunday of every month for a walk that averages about 4-6 miles and welcome walking...

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Birmingham Blaze (Football Team)

What: LGBT-friendly football team. Blaze welcome players of all abilities! If you’ve got an interest in football, they want to hear from you. Birmingham Blaze is part of  MUL and the GFSN league. When: Wednesdays & Sundays (Training)...

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Birmingham Bluefins Water Polo

What: Birmingham Bluefins is the water polo team of Moseley Shoals. Any swimmer can join and learn the rules of this fun team game. Just bring swim kit and towel. When: Usually held every other Moseley Shoals Wednesday...

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Birmingham Bulls RFC

What: Birmingham Bulls RFC, is the West Midland’s gay and inclusive Rugby team. The team welcomes all abilities and offers training. Website:  www.birminghambullsrfc.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/birminghambullsrfc Twitter: @BrumBullsRFC

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Gay Outdoor Club (GOC)

What: The Western Midlands Group is a branch of the nationwide GOC. The club organises a regular programme of walks in the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, the Cotswolds, and occasionally further afield. There are also social...

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Line Dancing

When: Thursday Nights 6.30pm -9pm Where: The Vault – Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38/40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham. B1 1EQ Info: Come along and join us for a fun night of line dancing with other LBGT people and their friends....

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Yoga

What: A yoga class for LGBT+ people. Where: The Vault Fitness Studio – Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38/40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ When: Tuesday evenings – suspended temporarily Info: Join Anna Robottom of City Yoga Birmingham, who leads a...

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Midlands Out Badminton

What: Social badminton in central Birmingham for players of all abilities. An established badminton group, aimed primarily at the LGBT community, Midlands Out Badminton have been playing in central Birmingham since 2003. They’re a friendly, sociable group, so if you’re...

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Moseley Shoals

What: Moseley Shoals is a mixed ability swimming group – everything from ‘splash & chat’ to competition standard swimming, and now our popular water polo. There is a social dimension to the group, including undoing all the good...

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Outdoor Lads

What: OutdoorLads is a friendly group of gay, bisexual and trans men who get together to enjoy adventures and activities in the UK and beyond. Website: www.outdoorlads.com Email: support@outdoorlads.com Phone: 0161 420 0001

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Birmingham Swifts

What: Birmingham Swifts is an LGBT+ running club for Birmingham. They’re open to everyone, no matter what your ability, sexuality or gender. It’s their aim to help you achieve your running goals in a friendly and supportive environment,...

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Rainbow Rambles

What: Rainbow Rambles take place six times a year, usually on Saturdays. These are easy, short walks in and around Birmingham which are popular with a wide variety of people from beginners to more experienced walkers. The usual...

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TAGS (Trans and Gender Nonconforming Swimming Group)

What: TAGS is a group that provides the trans community with a safe space to swim regularly. New faces are encouraged. You can get in touch with the organiser with questions and for confirmation of pool times and location.   2018 Sunday Sessions...

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Trans City Football Club

Trans City Football Club is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who identifies as being anywhere on the trans spectrum. It is a safe space and the group has sole access to the changing rooms during sessions....

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The Vault Fitness Studio

This fitness studio is part of the Birmingham LGBT Centre. The Vault offers a workout space with a large mirror and a range of fitness equipment, including: Table tennis tables, bats and balls A range of medicine balls (1kg-9kg), kettlebells...

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Climbing Out Birmingham

What: LGBT+ Indoor Climbing Group in Birmingham When: Meeting regularly at Redpoint Climbing Centre, 77 Cecil St, Birmingham B19 3ST Facebook: Climbing Out Birmingham Email: climbingoutbirmingham@gmail.com

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Support Groups & Servcies

Birmingham LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing

What: The centre has a focus on Health & Wellbeing and hosts and develops services to address health inequalities and meet the needs of Birmingham’s diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans communities. Located in Birmingham city centre on...

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Reach Out Recovery for Drugs and Alcohol Issues

What: Reach Out Recovery offers treatment and recovery services to support anyone experiencing difficulties with drugs and/or alcohol in a range of local community settings across Birmingham. Services are free and confidential. They have recovery teams across the city...

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New Road Parents Support Group

What: We are a group of parents and carers in Worcestershire and South Birmingham area, whose children have come out to them as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-binary or Gender-fluid. There are other categories too. We may have...

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Trans Central

What: Trans Central is a (MtF), or Male to Female transgendered community support group providing practical help and peer support to the local Trans community, and creating the opportunity for individual members to take part in community programs...

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Married Men’s Group

What: The Married Men’s Group meets monthly and is a friendly social support group for men who are 18+ who are gay, bisexual or transmasculine who have same sex attraction/feelings but may be married or in relationships with women;...

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Out with Prostate Cancer

What: 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...

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Mermaids Birmingham Parents Group

The group is a local support group for parents and carers of transgender children and teenagers (up to the age of 19).  It is run via Mermaids UK.  The group offers information, support, friendship and experience. To attend...

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UNMUTED

What:UNMUTED exists to raise the voices and representation of LGBTQI+ people of colour in Birmingham. Through regular meet ups, events and on going support, we provide safe spaces for Queer Trans Intersex people of colour (QTIPOC) to connect,...

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Ageing Better LGBT Housing Group

What: 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 who have an...

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ALBA

What: ALBA is a support group for women asylum seekers or refugees. If you are a lesbian, bisexual or transgender woman and have come to the UK to seek asylum, then you will be very welcome to come and...

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Naz and Matt Foundation

What:  We tackle homophobia triggered by religion to help parents accept their children. Naz and Matt Foundation was set up in 2014 following the sad loss of Matt’s fiancé, Naz, who took his own life two days after his deeply religious family...

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Trans Services & Groups

Trans Masculine Birmingham

What: Trans Masculine Birmingham is a support and advice group for all Trans guys over the age of 18, that meets once a month at LGBT Centre in Birmingham. Regardless of whether you are Gender-questioning, Transgendered, Transsexual, Gender-queer or...

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Trans Central

What: Trans Central is a (MtF), or Male to Female transgendered community support group providing practical help and peer support to the local Trans community, and creating the opportunity for individual members to take part in community programs...

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GIRES (National)

What: The Gender Identity Research and Education Society provides information for Trans people, their families and the professionals who care for them. Address: Melverley, The Warren, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2SP Phone: 01372 801554 E-mail: info@gires.org.uk Website: http://www.gires.org.uk

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Mermaids (National)

What: Mermaids is a support group for gender variant children and teenagers and their families. They aim to relieve the mental and emotional stress of all persons aged 19 years and under who are in any manner affected...

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Emerge

Emerge is a youth group for 13-19-year old’s who are trans or questioning their gender, identify as trans and/or non-binary. Young people are offered the unique opportunity to support and be supported by their peers. We provide a...

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Mermaids Birmingham Parents Group

The group is a local support group for parents and carers of transgender children and teenagers (up to the age of 19).  It is run via Mermaids UK.  The group offers information, support, friendship and experience. To attend...

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TAGS (Trans and Gender Nonconforming Swimming Group)

What: TAGS is a group that provides the trans community with a safe space to swim regularly. New faces are encouraged. You can get in touch with the organiser with questions and for confirmation of pool times and location.   2018 Sunday Sessions...

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Trans City Football Club

Trans City Football Club is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 who identifies as being anywhere on the trans spectrum. It is a safe space and the group has sole access to the changing rooms during sessions....

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Birmingham Nonbinary Social

What: A Birmingham-based fortnightly social gathering for anyone who identifies as non-binary, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, or whose identity does not fit the gender binary. Email: BirminghamNBgroup@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brumNBsocial/   Updated 27/03/20  

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TranSpectrum

What: TranSpectrum offers a supportive space for all people of non-cis-gendered identities with a Semi-Structured discussion and/or activity at each meeting surrounding gender identity as well as time to chat, network and have some tea. When: We meet...

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Trans Unite

What: TransUnite is a comprehensive resource for people in the UK searching for support in the transgender community. This easy to use, mobile friendly directory connects you to an established network of trans support groups near you. Website: https://www.transunite.co.uk/

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University Socs LGBT

Birmingham City University LGBT+

What: Birmingham City University LGBT is a society within Birmingham City Students’ Union. It offers students support and advice on a variety of issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, from sexual health and coming out to...

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Aston LGBT+

What: Aston LGBT+ is a society open to everyone and those who identify as a sexual or gender minority. We meet every Wednesday at 1pm in the Martin Luther-King Multi-Faith Centre (MLK) and have lunch after at Gosta...

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Birmingham University LGBTQ Association

What: Whether you’re out and proud and want to know about the gay scene and socialising or questioning your sexuality and in need of support and information, the LGBT Association is here to support all students. We actively...

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Women's Groups

Older Lesbian Network

What: The Birmingham and West Midlands Older Lesbian Network Where: Birmingham LGBT Centre When: Fourth Saturday in the month at 1pm Info: Older Lesbian Network meets every fourth Saturday of the month at 1pm at Birmingham LGBT Centre. Each meeting...

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Boot Women

What: Boot Women is a walking group for women, primarily lesbians, based in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. They meet on the second Sunday of every month for a walk that averages about 4-6 miles and welcome walking...

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ALBA

What: ALBA is a support group for women asylum seekers or refugees. If you are a lesbian, bisexual or transgender woman and have come to the UK to seek asylum, then you will be very welcome to come and...

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Youth Groups

OutCentral

What: Out Central is a Youth group for young people age 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. When: Meets...

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Emerge

Emerge is a youth group for 13-19-year old’s who are trans or questioning their gender, identify as trans and/or non-binary. Young people are offered the unique opportunity to support and be supported by their peers. We provide a...

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