Lady Phyll awarded Honorary Doctorate for her “incredible leadership in the fight for equality”

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In a celebratory moment, Dr Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, aka Lady Phyll, has gained recognition for her trailblazing activism in the UK and overseas BY NIC CROSARA Throughout her career, Dr Phyll Opoku-Gyimah has worked tirelessly to fight for the rights of LGBTQI people. She’s the co-founder of UK Black Pride, an event which has run since [….]

Lady Phyll calls out dating site Plenty Of Fish after imposter falsely uses photos

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“The fact that someone out there has been using my likeness in an attempt to coerce people out of at best conversation and at worst money is deeply unsettling” BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY KOFI PAINTSIL Phyll Opoku-Gyimah has spoken out after her photos were falsely used on dating website Plenty Of Fish for the [….]

Kaleidoscope Trust celebrates a decade of change-making

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Last night the UK’s leading charity working towards upholding LGBTQI human rights across the Commonwealth commemorated its 10 year journey BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA TWITTER @KALEIDOSCOPE_T Last night Kaleidoscope Trust were joined by colleagues, partners, activists, allies and friends to celebrate its milestone 10th birthday, which marks a decade of work fighting for the [….]

UK Black Pride releases We Will Be Heard report on experiences of LGBTQI people of colour

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Only 25% of respondents felt that their local LGBTQI spaces were welcoming BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY ZACKARY DRUCKER FOR THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Surveying over 1400 people, findings from UK Black Pride’s We Will Be Heard Report, launched in collaboration with Stonewall and NYX Professional Makeup, have revealed the lived experiences of LGBTQI Black [….]

UK Black Pride co-founder Lady Phyll has debuted on Just Like Us’ new podcast

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In this week’s episode, Lady Phyll discusses the importance of inclusive education 💫 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES COURTESY OF PHYLL OPOKU-GYIMAH Exciting news, DIVAs! Co-Founder of UK Black Pride and Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Trust Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, also known as DIVA fave Lady Phyll, has collaborated with LGBTQI charity Just Like Us on an exciting [….]

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 [….]