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Hundreds march in Birmingham against Chechnya gay murders

In News on 04/22/2017 at 21:40
Hundreds of protesters march through central Birmingham in solidarity with the LGBT community in Chechnya (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Hundreds of protesters march through central Birmingham in solidarity with the LGBT community in Chechnya (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Around 200 of protesters have marched through the streets of Birmingham city centre today in solidarity with LGBT individuals in Chechnya, who have been reportedly rounded up by Government officials and persecuted in the Eastern European country.

Standing in support of the victims of what has been described as State brutality, campaigners marched from the LGBT Centre in Holloway Circus to Victoria Square, where they gathered for a protest rally condemning the alleged human rights abuses. Read the rest of this entry »

OPINION | Adam Carver | Why solidarity is key during LGBT History Month

In Blog, Column, What's On on 02/10/2017 at 16:33
An exhibition will be held at the LGBT centre in Birmingham, exploring the Gay Liberation Front during the 1970s (Image: GLF)

An exhibition will be held at the LGBT centre in Birmingham, exploring the Gay Liberation Front during the 1970s (Image: GLF)

LGBT History Month is, for me, about celebrating, remembering, and reflecting on the history of the LGBT community.

It’s about dedicating time to acknowledging the struggles and achievements of specific groups of people who make up between 5-10 per cent of the UK population (according to the 2011 census, the real figure is probably higher) who are often ignored in mainstream narratives. Read the rest of this entry »

The importance of LGBT History Month

In News on 02/10/2017 at 15:46
What does LGBT History Month mean to you?

What does LGBT History Month mean to you?

February is LGBT History Month in the UK and an opportunity to celebrate, observe and commemorate the contribution and legacy of the community’s heritage and identity, with greater emphasis on public awareness.

LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans but the month is inclusive of the wider LGBT+ community. Campaigners use this occasion to share a broad history but aim to “educate out prejudice continues throughout the year”. Read the rest of this entry »

West Mids bus company to investigate homophobic incident

In News on 09/28/2016 at 10:18
YouTuber Luke Williams was verbally abused and called a "queer" as he walked in Dudley Road (Image: OfficialLukeVlogs)

YouTuber Luke Williams was verbally abused and called a “queer” as he walked in Dudley Road (Image: OfficialLukeVlogs)

A young man from Oldbury in the West Midlands who claimed a bus driver had allegedly directed homophobic comments towards him, has been reassured by the Diamond bus company that abusive behaviour from their staff is unacceptable, after he reportedly filmed the driver calling him a “queer”.

30-year-old Luke Williams was exposed to the drive-by homophobia last earlier this month on September 15, as he was walking in Dudley Road.  Avid YouTuber Luke, who was filming himself at the time of the incident, was left shocked and disturbed after reviewing his footage to discover the driver of a Diamond service bus appeared to have hurled the slur. Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham LGBT community respond to Orlando massacre

In News on 06/13/2016 at 15:26
Birmingham leaders and LGBT+ community members have shared their grief following the homophobic terror attack in Orlando, Florida

Birmingham’s LGBT+ community leaders and members have shared their grief following the homophobic terror attack in Orlando, Florida

Birmingham’s LGBT+ community has responded with love and hope following the murder of over fifty people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the early hours of Sunday.

Omar Mateen gunned down 50 people at gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said. Read the rest of this entry »

Record ticket sales ahead of Birmingham Pride 2015

In News, What's On on 05/21/2015 at 10:15
Thousands are expected to turn out for the Birmingham pride parade and festivities this bank Holiday weekend

Thousands are expected to turn out for the Birmingham pride parade and festivities this bank Holiday weekend (Photograph: Arron Dobbins)

Tens of thousands of party revellers are set to descend on Birmingham Gay Pride this weekend, with organisers announcing record-breaking advance tickets sales for the UK’s biggest two-day gay festival.

Birmingham Gay Pride kicks off on Saturday 23rd May with a Carnival Parade through the city centre. The parade, which sets off from Victoria Square at 12 noon, is this year taking the theme of ‘#FREEDOM – Together United’. Read the rest of this entry »

Birmingham Pride 2009

In Videos on 05/20/2010 at 02:16

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