July 2019 Community Events 3

Posted on 01-07-2019 by Maria Hughes

Positive West Midlands

Mondays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th July, 11am – 4pm

Fridays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th July, 11am – 4pm

190 Corporation Street, B4 6QD

FREE for LGBT + allies of all ages

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. We are even open during bank holiday Monday on 6th May!

You are welcome to just turn up, contact info@positivewestmidlands.co.uk and also visit https://www.facebook.com/positivewestmidlands/ for more details.


Rainbow Bridge coffee mornings

Tuesdays 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July, 11am – 1pm

Thursdays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th July, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for LGBT + allies of all ages

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!

For more information, contact rainbowbridgelgbtq@hotmail.com, or join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/787474638101615/.


Rainbow Spirit

Saturday 20th July, 3pm –6pm

Birmingham LGBT, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for gay men of all ages (donations welcome)

Rainbow Spirit is a community of men attracted to men who meet to develop personal empowerment, friendship and support. We aim to do this by exploring our sexuality, deriving strength and support from each other in the face of continued homophobia. We embrace mind, body, and spirit through a diversity of activities, discussions, and sharing of our different experiences.

During our Saturday meeting, as well as our specific activities, we always make time for a chat together over tea and biscuits. We ask for a small donation of £3 during the meeting. This goes towards to our Hardship Fund, which means, for example, that we can give bus fares to the asylum seekers who attend. Occasionally, we arrange additional social events where we might go for a walk, watch a film, visit the theatre or just enjoy a coffee together.

Please feel free to join us from 3pm -6pm on the third Saturday of the month. You will be warmly welcomed.

For more details, contact Jon on 07974 477206, e-mail jonghomer@hotmail.com. We are also on the Meetup website as Rainbow Spirit Bham – celebrating our lives as gay / bi men – mind/body/spirit.


Sprung: jazz & fusion

NEW DATE: Wednesday 3rd July, 6.45pm – 9pm

190 Corporation Street, B4 6QD

FREE for LGBT + allies 18+

Sprung dance sessions empower adults of different age and gender groups to enjoy dance movements so people of mixed abilities can buddy up for peer-to-peer learning, be it through sit-ins, classes and/or discussions at the venue or attending social trips outside. We aim to enable the formation of new friendships and social connections and overcome ageing stereotype and isolation, and showcase end result to communities.

Places are limited, so please register your interest by contacting sprungdancers@gmail.com.


Sutton Rainbow Social

Wednesday 31st July, from 7pm

Quinto Lounge, 21-23 Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield B72 1QA

For LGBT + allies 18+

We are inviting lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer people and allies from all over Sutton Coldfield – and surrounding areas – to get to know each other in cosy surroundings. Come and find Maria and Richard at the Quinto Lounge, near the back.

Just turn up, RSVP on Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Birmingham-LGBT-Meetup/events/262675616/ or for more info, please contact Maria on 0121 643 0821 or mariahughes@blgbt.org.


Trans Central

Monday 1st July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Birmingham LGBT Centre, 38-40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ

FREE for M-to-F trans people and allies

Trans Central is a (MTF), or Male to Female transgendered community support group; that meets in the Birmingham LGBT Centre in the West Midlands on the first Monday of each month at 6.30pm (Tuesday if the Monday is a bank holiday).

The group will aim to provide 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, increase knowledge, and empowering Trans women, while in a relaxed, comfortable, safe and friendly environment.

You are also welcome to use the changing facilities at Birmingham LGBT Centre.

Contact Bobbi for more details on 07908 319 439.