You’ll find a warm welcome and vibrant atmosphere in the city’s Gay Village.
The Gay Village
Birmingham has a large LGBT community and the village is renowned for its lively, cosmopolitan environment and free-thinking attitude.
The area is overflowing with fabulous bars, clubs and restaurants so whether it’s a quick coffee, amazing cabaret or disco you’re after, you’ll find a venue to love.
One of the highlights of the year is Birmingham Pride which is usually held over the May Spring Bank Holiday weekend.
Birmingham Pride is the largest free LGBT two-day festival in the UK, it boasts a Carnival parade, live music, cabaret marquee, village green - and the friendliest street party you’ll ever visit.
The village is also the centre of November’s SHOUT festival, featuring films, visual arts performances and LGBT community events. Growing every year, the festival includes provocative, entertaining and challenging queer film, visual art, music, theatre, literature and community events hosted by venues including Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, MAC (Midlands Art Centre), Town Hall, St Pauls Church and The Fox.
The Gay Village tells you everything you need to know about Birmingham itself. It’s a creative and buzzing scene, welcoming and with plenty to show off!
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