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Birmingham Unicorns cricket team working to make the game accessible for all

Catherine Muxworthy September 24, 2022

Birmingham Unicorns is only the world’s second openly LGBTQ+ cricket club, which was formed during lockdown by cricket-lover Lachlan Smith, who wanted to create a space for the LGBTQ+ community to connect again after the pandemic. Now, the competitive team has over 30 registered players.

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NHS Blood and Transplant to attend Birmingham Pride to celebrate a year since changes to blood donation eligibility rules

Graham Robson September 23, 2022

NHS Blood and Transplant will be attending Birmingham Pride this weekend to celebrate changes in eligibility rules which means more people than ever before can now become blood donors.

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Arts

Birmingham’s Fierce festival to celebrate 25 years of outlandish, alternative and outsider performance

September 23, 2022

Featuring 50 events and artists from 16 countries and six continents, the festival, taking place between October 11-16, is an eclectic mix of thought-provoking, fun and entertaining works including theatre, music, dance, parties and performance art

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Birmingham Literature Festival to celebrate queer writing

Catherine Muxworthy September 20, 2022

Two of the UK’s “most exciting voices in queer writing” will come together during Birmingham Literature Festival to discuss “their novels, their writing and the LGBTQ+ writing scene, which is finally seeing the celebration it deserves.”

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Aston Villa’s Pride range to support LGBTQ+ activity in the community

Catherine Muxworthy September 18, 2022

Throughout September and October, Aston Villa will be working with their retail partner Fanatics to re-activate this initiative, in line with their support for Birmingham Pride, and the rainbow laces period throughout October.

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MOBILISE from Fatt Projects to lead Birmingham Pride 2022 with protest performance

Graham Robson September 18, 2022

Pic credit: Emma R Jones MOBILISE, the sober dance party produced by Fatt Projects and presented by the Birmingham 2022 Festival, is to lead the iconic 2022 Birmingham Pride Parade on Saturday, September 24. These events aim to empower people to dance, take up public spaces, feel confident and celebrate themselves – with a particular focus […]

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Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community pays tribute to Carlos ‘Robin’ Medina

Catherine Muxworthy September 16, 2022

“Hurst Street has lost one of its legends, Carlos Medina was a star in the real sense and now he shines brightly in the heavens. We will never forget him and he will doubtless be remembered at this year’s Pride.”

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Glamorous Birmingham security staff declared heroes after tackling ‘swordsman’

Catherine Muxworthy September 15, 2022

Following an incident that happened on Hurst Street in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday, September 11, a doorman for Glamorous nightclub has been called a hero after chasing and tackling a suspect who was wielding a large sword.

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