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UK Black Pride

What began as a day trip to Southend-on-Sea in 2005, UK Black Pride and has been running annually since then. UK Black Pride is the world’s largest celebration for LGBTQI+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern descent.

"We produce an annual celebration during pride month, as well as a variety of activities throughout the year in and around the UK, which also promotes and advocates for the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual health and wellbeing of the communities we represent. UK Black Pride is a safe space to celebrate diverse sexualities, gender identities, cultures, gender expressions and backgrounds and we foster, represent and celebrate Black LGBTQI+ and QTIPOC culture through education, the arts, cultural events and advocacy. Importantly, UK Black Pride promotes unity and cooperation among LGBTQI+ people of diasporic communities in the UK, as well as their friends and families. In the words of Audre Lorde: “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives. Our struggles are particular, but we are not alone.” "

Its work includes social networking, community outreach, and advocacy.

UK Black Pride
UK Black Pride | Wikipedia

Lady Phyll on the importance of Black Pride in the UK | The Story Of... UK Black Pride | Dazed | 18 Oct 2020 | 3m 55s

News and articles

Thousands enjoy UK Black Pride as it marks 18th year | BBC News | 20 Aug 2023
Who is UK Black Pride For? | The Voice | 19 Aug 2023
How UK Black Pride offers a legacy of empowerment, unity and resilience | Gay Times | 18 Aug 2023
World’s largest Black LGBTQI+ event set to return to east London | The Voice | 8 May 2023
UK Black Pride | Time Out | 8 Aug 2022
UK Black Pride event returns to London | BBC News | 14 Aug 2022
My summer of love: ‘I took a date to Black Pride – and realised I loved him’ | BBC News | 6 Jul 2021
After 15 years, Black Pride is ever more vital and relevant | The Guardian | 16 Aug 2020
NCA and Home Office stands banned from Black Pride festival | Police Professional | 5 Jul 2019
Black Pride: Why we need an event to celebrate being black and gay | BBC News | 6 July 2018
The Windrush Scandal Shows Us UK Black Pride Is More Crucial Than Ever | HuffPost | 8 Jul 2018
“Pride Is Not Just A Celebration, It's About Change”: Why Black Pride Matters | British Vogue | 7 Jul 2019
Stonewall withdraws from Pride in London over 'lack of diversity' | The Guardian | 23 Feb 2018
Charity will instead support UK Black Pride after concerns event is not inclusive enough
Pride events urged to stop using 'blackface' acts | BBC News | 1 Jun 2017

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