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 [….]

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 [….]

Young LGBTQI+ people of colour share their stories of love and rage

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“Our stories are valuable, our visibility is key”  BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA Young LGBTQI+ people of colour have shared their stories of love and rage in an insightful new video, recorded to mark this year’s UK Black Pride. In the video, Pippa, Amy and Issac, ambassadors for the charity Just Like Us, open up about the [….]

DON’T MISS: Love And Rage

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UK Black Pride’s epic 2021 event is broadcasting live this weekend BY DIVA STAFF, IMAGE VIA UK BLACK PRIDE We’re incredibly excited about UK Black Pride’s 2021 event, Love and Rage, taking place this weekend. Tune into the live online broadcast to catch amazing performances from some of the best artists around, including headliner Afroswing [….]

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: “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 [….]