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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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Birmingham

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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News

English football chief reassures LGBTQ+ football fans ahead of World Cup in Qatar

Graham Robson September 23, 2022

English Football Association chief executive Mark Bullingham has reassured LGBTQ+ football fans that they won’t be arrested for holding hands or kissing in public at the World Cup in Qatar.

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Fundraising News

MindOut for the Laughs raises an incredible £3,700 for LGBTQ+ mental health

Graham Robson September 23, 2022

MindOut for the Laughs, the annual fundraiser for LGBTQ+ mental health charity MindOut, raised a whopping £3,700 for LGBTQ+ mental health earlier this month.

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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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LGBTQ+ News

Queer I Am season two to launch on October 1 with SJ Watson, Dave Lynn and Nathaniel J Hall

Graham Robson September 21, 2022

Season two of hit podcast Queer I Am, which celebrates queer artists and queer allies, is to go live on October 1 with interviews with 17 incredible guests, including: writer SJ Watson, legendary drag artist and performer Dave Lynn and It’s A Sin cast member Nathaniel J Hall. 

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Arts

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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International News

Thousands march in anti-LGBTQ+ demonstration in Istanbul

Graham Robson September 20, 2022

Several thousand people have taken part in an anti-LGBTQ+ demonstration in Istanbul, calling for LGBTQ+ associations to be closed down and displaying signs that read: “protect your family and your generation”, “Say no to society without gender”, and “Father + mother + baby = family”.

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LGBTQ+ News

Treasure Island Media teams up with London fetish club to host its first official party in 10 years

Graham Robson September 20, 2022

Treasure Island Media, one of the longest-running gay porn studios in the world, will celebrate its return to Europe by teaming up with London sex and fetish club Hard On for the studio’s first UK party in 10 years.

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