7 organizations supporting Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community & how to help

Birmingham, Central AL Pride, parade, Pridefest
Photo via Central AL Pride

Pride Month looks a little different in Birmingham this year. Most of the usual colorful events, celebrations and activities have been postponed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still participate. Here are 7 organizations supporting Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community, plus how to help.

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The Bham Bevy Social at The Lumbar

Join The Bham Bevy at The Lumbar for their January social on Thursday 1/16 from 6-9pm! The Bevy exists to provide space for queer women, trans & non-binary folks to network and socialize as well as engage with their local community. With a full female bar staff, The Lumbar will have their incredible women behind the bar for this, too. See you on Thursday 1/16!

What does Birmingham’s recent 100% inclusivity score mean? + 6 LGBTQ-friendly events

You are Beautiful quilt from the Magic City Acceptance Center.
Quilt from the Magic City Acceptance Center. Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Birmingham recently got a perfect 100 score on the national LGBTQ+ Municipal Equality Index. The Human Rights Campaign and the Equality Federation gave a record 88 out of 506 cities across the country this score.

To find out what this means to people in Birmingham, we dug into the nuts and bolts of the score, then reached out to four people in the community. And, we put together a list of 7 LGBTQ-friendly events for y’all. Keep reading for all the details.

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Over 500 people attended the inaugural Bham Black Pride Weekend

People participating in the Bham Black Pride Picnic at Bessie Estelle Park. Photo Courtesy via Tony Walker

During the weekend of August 17-19, 2018, the Inaugural Bham Black Pride weekend took place. Events held throughout the weekend were an Opening Banquet at the Double Tree Hotel, an Award Ceremony for advocates to the Bham Black Pride community, and a picnic at Bessie Estelle Park.

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Birmingham to host Tech Jobs Tour

tech jobs tour promo image birmingham alabama
possibly the most self-explanatory picture I have ever included in an article –  via prweb.com

Birmingham is quickly making a name for itself as the place to start a new tech company in the South.  Right now, the United States has more than half a million tech-related job openings!  But how can you find these jobs?  You can always look at Bham Now’s own job posting section, but on June 15th, the Tech Jobs Tour comes to Birmingham!

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