Adopt Birmingham Joins City’s Largest Ever Pride Parade


For the first time, colleagues and volunteers from Adopt Birmingham marched alongside thousands of others in the city’s annual Pride Parade on Saturday 25 May.

The 2024 event was the largest in Birmingham Pride’s history, with record crowds lining the streets to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.

The parade, now in its 27th year, started at Centenary Square, proceeded through the city past the Town Hall and onto New Street before going towards Moor Street Station and onto Hurst Street.

Staff from Adopt Birmingham also set up a stand within the Pride Festival grounds on the Smithfield site, answering questions about the adoption process to prospective parents. The aim was to show support for LGBTQIA+ while highlighting the need for more adoptive families in the Birmingham and West Midlands area, especially for children over the age of four and sibling groups.

Andy Logie, Head of Service at Adopt Birmingham, said: “By participating in the Pride Parade, we want to send a clear message that the LGBTQIA+ community is welcome and valued, both as colleagues and as adoptive parents.”

“The LGBTQIA+ community is very strong and supportive, and individuals have great advocacy skills as well as being open about the discussion of identity and experience. All of which are fantastic traits that we look for in our adopters.”

Adopt Birmingham plans to continue to support LGBTQIA+ community events across the city and to return to Birmingham Pride in 2025. “We look forward to being back next year,” said Logie. “It’s important that we continue showing solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ colleagues, adopters and community.”