BlackGaySlay continues with the incomparable Leon Lopez; actor, director, musician, and proud Scouser. With talent to spare and eyes that penetrate, Leon first appeared on the national stage in 1998 as Jerome Johnson in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside. Since, he has demonstrated versatility as an artist that enables him to cross genres, from television to stage to screen and radio. Leon credits his mother who from … Continue reading #BlackGaySlay: Leon Lopez Doing What I Want To Do
We are so excited to be working with our friends at the ICA and Doc Society to welcome film-maker, Yance Ford, to London for a special screening of his Oscar-nominated documentary ‘Strong Island’ on Tues 13th Feb at 6.15. Continue reading Event: Yance Ford’s ‘Strong Island’ Tues 13th Feb
The release of Marvel’s Black Panther in the UK in less than 10 days is shaping up to be the pop cultural event of 2018, and possibly the black cultural event of the decade. What do you mean you hadn’t noticed? You’ve got just over a week to get Black Panther ready. . . don’t worry, we’ve got you. Welcome to Wakanda! Continue reading Read: Are you Black Panther ready?
‘Come out, come out wherever you are’, British tabloids have dedicated yards of column inches this year exhorting gay and bisexual footballers in the English Premier League to come out. On an almost weekly basis, articles from the likes of The Apprentice mentor and West Ham vice-Chairman, Karren Brady, or out former Leeds football club director, David Haigh, bemoan the lack of out professional footballers. … Continue reading Review: Coming out for the game
We’re keen to see more Black queer stories on screen. Rob went to Outfest Film Festival in LA to find out what’s on the horizon Continue reading Watch: What’s new? Our pick of Outfest 2017
BlackoutUK meets inspirational activist, campaigner and leader Britanny Ferrell who features in the new documentary from Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis ‘Whose Streets?’ released in the US on Aug 11 2017 Continue reading Watch: I’m going to be free, at all costs
We Know Our Baldwin and we know that Baldwin was not only unapologetically Black, he was also unapologetically Queer Continue reading Write: What James Baldwin means to you?
We must be vigilant so as not to be erased! BlackOutUK encourages you to Know Your Baldwin for he speaks For Us and About Us and provides evidence of our existence not only as Black people but as Black Queer people Continue reading Reclaiming Jimmy
We’re massive fans of James Baldwin so are massively excited to announce a special preview screening of new documentary ‘I’m Not Your Negro’ on Sunday 19th March. Continue reading Event: I’m Not Your Negro Preview Screening 19/03
They and you affirm what we know; there is a strong appetite for spaces to engage in conversations that celebrate, protect, save and ultimately serve Black gay men in all our diversity Continue reading Read: BlackOut Launched in London
Black Out UK presents an evening of performances, music, conversation, and connections to mark the UK release of the highly acclaimed Black gay coming-of-age film Moonlight. Continue reading Event: In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue – a celebration
Chudi and Noel, the winners of our ‘Moonlight’ competition, review the film that everyone is talking about I had seen the trailer for Moonlight months beforehand and had been eagerly waiting its release ever since . I was elated when I managed to win a pair of tickets to a early screening via BlackoutUK and B3 Media and the film didn’t disappoint, it depicted the … Continue reading Read: Winning ‘Moonlight’