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?
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
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
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
Be part of the solution; Join the kinfolk, board or bring your group to the BLKOUTHUB – find out how Continue reading APPLY: JOIN US, MAKING SPACE FOR US
BLKOUT: Welcome to BLKOUT_UK. Tell our readers who you are LLOYD: I’m Lloyd. I’m a 56 year old Black gay man BLKOUT: Where are you from? LLOYD: I was born in Islington, North London . . . My parents originate from Jamaica. They arrived in the UK in the early 1950s – they’re from the group now labelled the Windrush Generation. BLKOUT: Intrigued by the name of … Continue reading WATCH THIS SPACE: LLOYD YOUNG & ‘THE BLACK EXPERIENCE’
In solidarity: Revd Jarel Robinson @blkoutuk, @HouseofRainbow We are individuals and organisations who hold the interests of our Black LGBTQ siblings dear to our hearts. To whom it may concern . . . This week we have seen the best of us – exemplified by the late Captain Sir Tom Moore, and the worst of us in those who would take any and every opportunity, … Continue reading READ: IN SOLIDARITY
Later today (Sun 6th Dec) we launch our new regular event format – A S S E M B L Y
Join us for an engaging, action-focused review of UK based, Black heritage and history interventions, and where our Black queer lives – starting at 6pm
Continue reading READ: COVID-19, the racist!