West Midlands Chief Constable confronted at Birmingham Pride over historic “LGBTQ+ witch-hunts”

Graham Robson May 29, 2023

West Midlands’ Chief Constable, Craig Guildford, was challenged at Birmingham Pride on Saturday, May 27 over his force’s refusal to apologise for its past “witch-hunting of the LGBTQ+ community”. 

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West Midlands Police silent on apology for LGBTQ+ “witch-hunts”

Graham Robson May 17, 2023

West Midlands Police have declined to say whether they will apologise for what human rights organisation the Peter Tatchell Foundation calls their “past witch-hunting of the LGBTQ+ community”.

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Sandwell in West Midlands to appoint second gay mayor in successive years

Catherine Muxworthy May 8, 2023

The outgoing mayor, Richard Jones – who used his term to raise awareness and money for LGBTQ+ issues – was deselected by Labour before the election, and stood unsuccessfully for the Liberal Democrats in Old Warley. The controlling Labour group has now chosen Councillor Gavan to be the borough’s mayor.

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Birmingham Pride Community Foundation seeks volunteers

Catherine Muxworthy January 12, 2023

Birmingham Pride Community Foundation (BPCF), has put a call out for volunteers who will act as trustees to join the group that is responsible for distributing funds from the Birmingham Pride Festival to the LGBTQ+ community groups in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands (Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton).

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Census reveals most popular areas of Birmingham for LGBTQ+ people

Catherine Muxworthy January 11, 2023

Census 2021 reveals the most popular areas of Birmingham for those identifying their sexuality as something other than heterosexual (gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, queer or other), and also provide some insight into figures for those who have a gender identity different from their sex registered at birth.

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