READ: KNOW YOUR PLACE?
Together with members and friends we explored the past, present and future of Black queer spaces in London, with online and in person events over LGBT+ History Month. Here’s what we learned … #makingspaceforus Continue reading READ: KNOW YOUR PLACE?
READ: RENAISSANCE? THE TIME IS NOW
When asked what obstacles exist for those seeking to create Black Queer spaces at our ‘A Place For Us?’ event last month, Akeil from Queer Bruk stated simply, ‘We have to turn up for each other’. If we believe that a Black queer renaissance is possible, it seems to be a basic requirement. Here are some suggestions of things we can do, starting this week. The time is now. Continue reading READ: RENAISSANCE? THE TIME IS NOW
LONG READ: A RENAISSANCE OF OUR OWN?
Is 2023 when we start to be at the centre of our own narratives, creating spaces in our image and in response to our needs? Are we ready?
Join us online for part 2 of our #placeforus conversation at 7pm TONIGHT Feb 15 link.outsavvy.com/aplaceforus Continue reading LONG READ: A RENAISSANCE OF OUR OWN?
EVENT: A Place for Us? Black, Queer, Where?
What is it that we pass along to them or do they, too, need to start from scratch? Joseph Beam, Making Ourselves From Scratch, Brother To Brother Sexile is the latest descriptor I have seen for the phenomenon. The enduring attraction of the city to the ready-to-cross-boundaries queer person. There are versions of this story as old as the city itself. The village life no … Continue reading EVENT: A Place for Us? Black, Queer, Where?
WATCH: INVESTMENT IN US – stronger together
All we want, for Christmas and beyond – 3 things you can do to help us build community and transform lives Continue reading WATCH: INVESTMENT IN US – stronger together
LISTEN: IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY
When we forget that the way it is, is not the way it has to be, we give up our power over the future
Have your say on how Londoners can hold their police service to account Continue reading LISTEN: IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY
TAKE PART: In My Mind Conference Correspondents
Be one of our UK conference correspondents
Contact us to join the online conference live, or sign up to view the recorded proceedings Continue reading TAKE PART: In My Mind Conference Correspondents
WATCH: INVESTMENT IN US – a community accelerated
At the start of Black History Month, we are looking forward. Making history, taking action. Take 10 minutes to reflect with us on what the future could hold as we set out our vision for the future – the BLKOUT Community Accelerator Continue reading WATCH: INVESTMENT IN US – a community accelerated
EVENT: VOICES @ IN MY MIND 2022 FOCUS ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF OLDER LGBTQ+ POC
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
GALLERY: PASTORAL PICNIC PLEASURES
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
WATCH THIS SPACE: THE BLACK BOY JOY CLUB
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
ENTER: TRY THE BLACK EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE THIS AUGUST
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
EVENT: BLKOUTSIDE – SUMMER PICNIC 31 JULY
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
Long Read: Counted As Warriors?
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?
CELEBRATE: ARISE SIR ISAAC
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
UPDATE: SHOP BLKOUT RENEWED
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
EVENT: HARD PRESSED PANEL @ BRUNCH: POWER EDITION
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
LISTEN: LOVE MANY WAYS/HARD PRESSED
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
EVENT: GET AWAY, TAKE UP SPACE & EXPRESS YOURSELF
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
THEATRE: EXITS AND ENTRANCES
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
LONG READ: A DREAM NO LONGER ON MUTE
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
READ: THE DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES
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
Read: CLIMATE & RACIAL JUSTICE REQUIRE AN END TO GASLIGHTING
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
LISTEN: PEARL’S MIXTAPE STORIES 1 – YOUNG LLOYD
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
VIEW: PEARL’S GOES WEST – THE START OF HOMECOMING
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
REPORT: IN THE PICTURE
CLICK COVER TO READ THE REPORT Continue reading REPORT: IN THE PICTURE
self-care: breathe846.org – reclaim time from racism
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