About Us

The Story of BAHM (It's A SIN!)

After watching 'It's A Sin' written by Russell T Davies, on Channel 4 television and 4oD, it really took our founder, Garry Jones back to when he was 21 in 1981,

Which lead into the arrival of the AIDS pandemic. It got him thinking that there was nothing in his home city of Birmingham by which we can remember those 'we have loved and lost' to this terrible disease.


Garry posted on Facebook to see if anyone would be interested in forming a group to make one happen. The response was incredible, and this campaign was born. The benefit of social media helped here as others had tried previously but the memorial had never happened.


Garry got together with Birmingham Pride co-founder Phil Oldershaw, and owner of The Fox pub, Andy King, to form a fundraising group to gain traction and see this through. This campaign has now built incredible momentum with support from; Birmingham City Council, The Public Art Gateway Group (PAGG), Southside BID, numerous LGBTQ+, and other businesses onboard. It is also with delight that we have partnered with the 'Saving Lives' HIV Charity, who were quick to offer support and resources, including a registered charity

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