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?
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
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
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
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
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
Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid Alain Leroy Locke On December 10th, 2021, Kehinde Wiley’s latest exhibition, The Prelude, will open at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. For him it will be an unveiling of a new step in his artistic journey as the artist, best known for his portraiture (in particular the 2018 Presidential portrait of … Continue reading READ: Kehinde “He does some dope s***” Wiley at the National
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
Pearl’s Return; a recyclable, popup event, art, and social club – reviving a lost Black gay bar from 1970s Brixton, to create a networked destination for expression, connections, and Black LGBTQ+ joy Continue reading PLEDGE: PEARL’S RETURN