June 2019 Community Events 6

Posted on 31-05-2019 by Maria Hughes

Rainbow Spirit  Saturday 15th June, 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  Tuesdays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June, 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 26th June, 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/261866283/ or for more info, please contact Maria on 0121 643 0821 or mariahughes@blgbt.org.


Trans Central  Monday 3rd June, 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.