Lady Phyll appointed as International Grand Marshall for Toronto Pride 2022

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The activist and executive director of UK Black Pride and Kaleidoscope Trust is “honoured” to be given the role BY MILLICENT MACHELL, IMAGE BY KOFI PAINTSIL Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, also known as Lady Phyll, has announced that she will be representing Black queer British communities at Toronto’s Pride celebration this year. I’m thrilled to join @PrideToronto [….]

Pride in London has quietly issued a “clarification” about their alleged partnership with UK Black Pride

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This came after UKBP set the record straight on Twitter BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY MONSTERA VIA PEXELS Earlier this year, Pride In London announced its return after a three-year hiatus and in celebration of its 50th birthday. The event was marketed as a collaboration with UK Black Pride (UKBP). This was not the case, [….]

LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH: The names we must never forget

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Inspired by Lady Phyll, let’s look back on “those giants who came before us” BY DOMINIC BRAMLEY-CARR, IMAGE BY PAVEL DANILYUK VIA PEXELS As our inspirational cover star for LGBT+ History Month, Lady Phyll said when we interviewed her, we progress because we can “stand on the shoulders of those giants that came before us”. Whilst [….]

UK Black Pride launches Community Action Fund

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This incredible new programme from UKBP offers support systems for QTIPOC BY DOMINIC BRAMLEY-CARR, IMAGE BY CHRISTINA MORILLO VIA PEXELS Today (23 February 2022) UK Black Pride (UKBP) launched a life-changing new initiative,the Community Action Fund. This has been brought in following their We Will BeHeard Survey from the summer of 2021 and aims to [….]

Lady Phyll talks art, activism and hope on today’s episode

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Want to hear more from our iconic LGBT+ History Month issue cover star? Tune in! BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE BY KOFI PAINTSIL Did you enjoy reading Lady Phyll’s wise words in our February issue? She had so much more to say than what made it onto the page. Now listeners will have the chance to [….]

UK Black Pride wants you: Register your interest now

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UKBP 2022 is coming soon! Do you want to be part of this years’ event? BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KOFI PAINTSIL Our February cover star was none other than the incredible Lady Phyll, co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride (UKBP). In her interview, Phyll shared her excitement for [….]

Here’s what to expect from today’s DIVA Debrief

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Why not celebrate LGBT+ History Month by tuning in for this special episode of podDIVA? BY DIVA STAFF In today’s debrief episode, your favourite hosts Victoria Broom and Rachel Shelley dig into our LGBT+ History Month issue. The pair discuss the urgent need to ban conversion “therapy”, fertility equality with Whitney and Megan Bacon-Evans aka [….]