Birmingham LGBT was set up in 2002, with the aim of reinvigorating the diverse LGBT community in the city. Originally named just Birmingham Pride Trust, reflecting its origins as a breakaway group from Pride festival, it had an initial funding donation from profits from the festival. Several of the former Pride organisers had wanted to do something to improve the quality of life of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community year round, not just during the May bank holiday festival.

Time Line of Activity

2002 Birmingham Pride Community Trust set up

2004 Supported Birmingham City Council in setting up a Sexuality & Faith Think Tank

2005 Are You Being Served consultation event

2005 Gay Life Matters event for LGBT service providers and users

2005 First Queer Question Time in Birmingham

2005 Consulted on the Birmingham Carers Strategy

2006 Proud History event

2006 Established Birmingham LGBT Forum

2007 Created City Shapers Game

2007 Held first Political Briefing

2007 First Pink Picnic held

2008 Gay Birmingham Remembered Project launched

2008 Systematic review on LGBT Health published by Birmingham University

2008 Gay Village Petition handed to Birmingham City Council

2008 Community Guide launched

2009 First SHOUT Festival of Queer Culture

2010 Name changed to Birmingham LGBT

2010 Faith & Sexuality event – Listening to Hidden Voices

2010 Birmingham City Council invests £500,000 in the gay village area

2011 Out & About Research published

2011 Gay Birmingham Back to Back project launched

2012 LGBT Leadership Training

2012 First SHOUT Film Festival

2012 PING Brum Festival

2012 Pride in Sports Festival

2012 Gay Village Gateway Sculpture unveiled at Pride

2012 Pull Yourself Together Film premiered

2013 Birmingham LGBT Toolkit Developed for Schools

2013 Birmingham LGBT Centre opens its doors



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