We Will Be Heard: New survey aimed at LGBQTI+ Black people and people of colour launched by UK Black Pride

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“Our communities are rarely meaningfully reached or accounted for in surveys about the LGBTQI+ experience” BY DIVA STAFF A new survey designed to highlight the needs and wants of LGBTQI Black people and people of colour and to “fill the gaps of understanding” has been launched today (Friday 7 May) by UK Black Pride.  Europe’s [….]

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah: “Our visibility is our power”

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The award-winning activist speaks exclusively to DIVA INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY KATE HOLDERNESS Our extra special May issue has not one, but four fabulous cover stars. Among them is extraordinary activist, co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride and executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah. Lady Phyll on… The lesbians of [….]

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah: “I am an activist because I feel compelled to be one”

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The UK Black Pride co-founder and DIVA columnist on why being yourself isn’t the same within all LGBTQI spaces Pride month always brings with it conflicting feelings. From brands amplifying their solidarity to the kaleidoscopic display of personalities, the noise is certainly something to feel joyous about. At the same time, it’s a reminder that [….]

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah named as Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust

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“With more than 20 years of experience as an LGBTQ rights activist and anti-racism campaigner, I’m thrilled to embark on this next chapter” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Widely known as Lady Phyll (partly due to her decision to reject an MBE to protest Britain’s role in formulating anti-LGBTQ penal codes across its empire) DIVA columnist Phyll [….]

DIVA columnist and UK Black Pride co-founder Phyll Opoku-Gyimah announced as Grand Marshal at World Pride 2019 🌈

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“Black and brown people started this movement and we won’t rest until we’re all free” World Pride 2019 has just announced its grand marshals and our very own DIVA columnist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is among them. We couldn’t be prouder of the LGBTQI role model and co-founder of UK Black Pride. Phyll commented: “I am honoured [….]