On the 7th October 2022, Antoine D Craigwell will open the 8th ‘In My Mind Conference’ on the mental health and wellness of LGBTQ+ People of Colour. This year, the focus is on older SGL people. Continue reading EVENT: VOICES @ IN MY MIND 2022 FOCUS ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF OLDER LGBTQ+ POC
Check out the picnic pics from last Sunday’s pastoral pleasures in London’s Regent’s Park. Beautiful People!
Next Sunday our parklife continues as we celebrate at UK Black Pride. See you there! Continue reading GALLERY: PASTORAL PICNIC PLEASURES
Meet Mark from the Black Boy Joy Club. Find out more about their mission and join him for a pre picnic cookery class this Sunday in central London Continue reading WATCH THIS SPACE: THE BLACK BOY JOY CLUB
The Black Experience is a unique summer camping experience for and by Black bi, gay and/or trans men over 25. Recognising it’s been a tough year for many they’re offering opportunities to join the fun, apply for support or enter a competition to win a 50% newbie discount Continue reading ENTER: TRY THE BLACK EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE THIS AUGUST
Revealed . . . the best dressed theme for our summer picnic. Get into it! Come and do it in the park with us on 31st July Continue reading EVENT: BLKOUTSIDE – SUMMER PICNIC 31 JULY
50 Years of Gay Pride matched by 50 years of failure among movements for racial justice in the UK to see that none of us are free until we are all free Continue reading Long Read: Counted As Warriors?
Congratulations, Sir Isaac Julien! Well deserved recognition of your contribution to film and visual arts, thank you for the ongoing inspiration Continue reading CELEBRATE: ARISE SIR ISAAC
This Pride Month, say it with your chest! Check out the new SHOP BLKOUT and celebrate Black British Queer lives while raising funds to support BLKOUTUK’s mission #makingspaceforus Continue reading UPDATE: SHOP BLKOUT RENEWED
In small ways and large, we can do different than society tells us – especially when society fails us with a depressing regularity. Applying a radical imagination to our situation means being willing to change what may appear to be insignificant in practice; rejecting them because they reinforce systems that we intend to dismantle Continue reading EVENT: HARD PRESSED PANEL @ BRUNCH: POWER EDITION
At Black Men Who Brunch in April, we celebrated the arrival of Spring by adopting the theme of ‘Love’ as inspiration for our discussions and activities. Listen in to the powerful discussion from the #HardPressed panellists, and check out the Love Many Ways playlist Continue reading LISTEN: LOVE MANY WAYS/HARD PRESSED
After what has been a(nother) challenging week for social justice in the UK, it is a pleasure to be able to share with you some exciting, good news. A get away Those of you who have been able to resist the lure of foreign travel today, if you are anything like me, will be largely relieved not to have had to run the gauntlet of … Continue reading EVENT: GET AWAY, TAKE UP SPACE & EXPRESS YOURSELF
This month, we’re heading back to the theatre. Join us.
Theatre can be extractive or enriching, when all the world’s a stage, who gets to be a player matters. Continue reading THEATRE: EXITS AND ENTRANCES
The future of BLKOUT_UK Consultation opens NYD and lasts all of January. Here’s your chance to show us how Black queer men can continue #makingspaceforus Continue reading LONG READ: A DREAM NO LONGER ON MUTE
BLKOUTUK marks 2021 #JosephBeamDay with a special edition of Hard Pressed and an open call to Black Queer Men to share their views Continue reading READ: THE DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES
One of the many lessons we can take from the past couple of years is how we begin to deal with the persistent gap between the rhetoric about racism and the reality of persistent racist practice that leads to worse outcomes for Black people. Whatever the gap, Black Lives STILL matter Continue reading Read: CLIMATE & RACIAL JUSTICE REQUIRE AN END TO GASLIGHTING
We’re collating a mixtape with a song for each year since Pearl’s dooors closed in 1981 that filled dancefloors on London’s Black queer scene. ‘Mixtape Stories’ hears directly from community members about the tunes that they remember, and the memories they evoke. Continue reading LISTEN: PEARL’S MIXTAPE STORIES 1 – YOUNG LLOYD
A great start to #PearlsReturn – the pics and a smartphone video from the ballroom uprising in Brixton Market – Pearl’s Goes West Continue reading VIEW: PEARL’S GOES WEST – THE START OF HOMECOMING
CLICK COVER TO READ THE REPORT Continue reading REPORT: IN THE PICTURE
One month since the police killing of George Floyd, we invite you to reflect, re-focus and recharge – racism is exhausting, racism is traumatic, at breathe846 choose from the 10 ways to take control, relax and breathe – all especially designed by our partners for you. Continue reading self-care: breathe846.org – reclaim time from racism