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quiet shopping street, and church with large spire
Solihull High Street 2005
Solihull is a town in the West Midlands and centre of the metropolitan borough and former county borough of the same name.

LGBT history

The novelist John Hampson lived in Dorridge, a village in Solihull.

Peter Burman was born in Solihull in 1944.

In 2010, Birmingham LGBT Community Trust commissioned a consultation with Solihull's LGBT community.[1]

Also in 2010, "Out in Public", a sub-regional LGBT Equality Seminar was held in Warwick, arranged jointly by the LGBT employee networks of Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.[2]

Pride in our Past is a project organised by Solihull Council to discover and record the LGBT experience of life in the borough, in both the recent and historical past.[3] The project organised an exhibition in Solihull Central Library & Arts Complex for LGBT History Month, February 2013.[4]

GaySol is a council-sponsored website for young LGBT people.[5]

Solihull Outpost is a local LGBT social group[6]

The LGBT Consortium at one time listed a Solihull LGBT Network.[7]


  1. Your Views Count report by Birmingham LGBT Community Trust (dead link).
  2. Out in Public Seminar Report (archived as at 5 September 2012).
  3. Pride in our Past: LGBT history in Solihull, Solihull Borough Council (archived as at 4 August 2013).
  4. "LGBT History Month – Thank you, Solihull Heritage Forum (archived version as at 5 February 2018).
  5. GaySol website (dead link).
  6. Solihull Outpost page on Facebook (archived version as at 5 February 2018).
  7. List of groups on the Consortium Directory as at 12 July 2011, archived on the Internet Archive, showing a link to the Solihull LGBT Network. The page relating to the Network is not preserved on the archive, and it had disappeared from the list in later snapshots on the archive.