UK Black Pride marks anniversary milestone with digital celebration

UK Black Pride

The leading LGBTQ event will be held online this year for the first time in its 15 year history

Like many pride events around the world, UK Black Pride made the decision to postpone its annual celebration because of COVID-19.

However this Sunday (August 16) the event will take place online from 12pm – 6pm.

The online celebration takes place at the organisation’s website and will feature an array of performers, speakers, hosts and organisations, each of whom, the organisation says, is “committed to helping combat loneliness and isolation among LGBTQ people and colour, and who are coming together to celebrate UK Black Pride’s 15-year milestone”.

The digital event will also mark UK Black Pride’s 15th anniversary.

UK Black Pride was founded in 2005, when UK Black Pride’s co-founder and executive director, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, travelled to Southend-on-Sea with a coachload of black lesbians for a day trip.

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride said: “Our anniversary celebration comes at a difficult time for many in our communities, and we want to reiterate to our communities that we are committed to being the pride-home for LGBTQ people of colour across the UK.

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