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The Edward Carpenter Community
For men who love men

Rainbow Spirit



The Rainbow Spirit group was formed by a group of men inspired by events for gay, bi and queer men run by the Edward Carpenter Community. We are a diverse group and welcome men of all ages and from all backgrounds. We aim to be fully inclusive and to offer a safe space where all can be accepted and heard.

Our range of activities includes workshops and discussions on the arts, personal growth and health, sexuality and society and more. The programme is put together based on members’ ideas, wishes and interests.

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Examples of our activities include:

  • Sharing favourite readings / poetry / music
  • Singing and dance workshops
  • Meditation
  • Stretching and yoga
  • Discussion of personal and political issues e.g. the process of coming out, homophobia in sport
  • Heart circles
  • Country walks and social events such as quizzes
  • Presentations about famous gay, bi and queer heroes


The group meets monthly on the third Saturday of each month, from 3.00pm to 6.00pm at the LGBT Centre at Holloway Circus in Birmingham. All meetings have a theme, and there is time to socialise before and afterwards. Between meetings members often suggest occasions to meet up, perhaps for a walk, a workshop, a concert visit or a tea party. These events are proposed by individuals and details circulated to group members. They have proved to be a useful social addition to the Saturday programme. For further information about times and the current programme, please contact Jon on 07974 477206 or email jonghomer [at]

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