Hello all

We’re very excited to be back at Pride this year, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all.

Here’s the information you need in advance of the parade on Saturday. Please read the official participants guide, accessed from the link above.



10.30am – all members of walking group meet at LGBT Centre to complete registration paperwork and COVID-19 safety checks

11.00am – walk to Victoria Square to register for the parade

12.00pm – parade starts, Birmingham LGBT are third from the front.

Please ensure you dress appropriately for the weather – it looks like it will be warm but overcast, so remember to bring water and sunscreen.



All persons participating in the parade must sign the registration form on Saturday morning to confirm they have read the participants guide & have answered ‘no’ to the following 3 questions:


1) Today or in the last 10 days have you had any of the following symptoms: high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste?

2) Today or in the last 10 days have you been self isolating having been contacted by the NHS Test & Trace services or after returning to/entering the UK?

3) Today or in the last 10 days have you or anyone in your household tested positive for Covid-19?


In addition to this, Birmingham LGBT has to provide a risk assessment for the group, and this includes our own COVID-19 safety procedures:

Everyone marching with Birmingham LGBT will need to provide proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test taken within 24 hours of the march. This is the same for staff, volunteers and members of the public.

If you are unable to provide proof of this on the day you will not be able to walk with the group. Mask wearing is not compulsory as we will be outside, however if you would prefer to wear a mask then we are happy for you to do so.


If you have any questions please email

Birmingham LGBT is working with Birmingham City Council on a campaign to support LGBT community members who have been impacted by Covid-19 and the social distancing measures in place. In order to do this, we need fully to understand the impact the virus has had on the LGBT community.

Many members of LGBT communities in the city feel isolated and experience barriers in accessing the advice and support they need. Others may be struggling with wellbeing issues such as lack of family support or living in the same household as family who do not accept their identity.

Has your mental health been affected, or that of someone you know?

Have you struggled with isolation?

Has your livelihood been affected?

Your input into our work will help to ensure we are reflecting the real-life experiences of our community.

Our starting point is a survey and guided focus groups, held online via Zoom, in a safe and confidential space with all findings anonymised. If you would like to get involved, and help the LGBT community in Birmingham, please get in touch.

We are holding an LGB (lesbian, gay, bisexual) focus group on: Friday 19th June, 12.30pm to 1.30pm. To register your interest, please email

We are holding a TNB (trans, non-binary) focus group on: Tuesday 23rd June, 12.30pm to 1.30pm. To register your interest, please email



Saturday 14th December   12.30pm – 4pm, Birmingham LGBT Centre

Birmingham is working hard to become a city where all citizens can thrive and achieve their potential, and creating a healthy, affordable and sustainable food environment across the city is key to this.

When we talk about the food environment in Birmingham we are thinking about how we grow food, transform it from raw materials into dishes, sell it through shops and serve it in schools and care homes, and also how we recycle it and treat food waste.

We are really keen to hear from adults of all ages from the LGBTQI+  community in Birmingham about your thoughts on food and the food choices you make. Birmingham LGBT is contributing to this work by holding a focus group where we will be discussing these topics:

  1. Food Beliefs & Choices
  1. Access to food
  1. Food transformation & consumptions
  1. Food security
  1. Food waste
  1. Food and Climate Change

As a focus group participant, you will be supported to discuss these topics in a safe and welcoming environment. You will be asked to complete a consent form to take part. We will also ask your consent for any photographs that are taken of the event – you don’t have to have your photo taken if you don’t want to.

Each participant will be given a voucher for £15 to thank you for taking part.

You can find out more about the Birmingham Food Conversation from this video: – which will also be played at the focus group.

If you’d like to find out more and take part, please contact Maria on 0121 643 0821 or

You are also welcome to complete an online survey, whether or not you are involved with the focus group – it’s here: