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
Join us for informal, lively discussions, focused debate, chat, and connection. Join us where Black Queer experiences move from the margins to centre stage (without apology).
BLKOUT_UK has come out of the quiet, forming networks for voice, resilience, and joy – building a new kind of community among those too often let down by communities. Look out for our latest research ‘In The Picture’ published later this week Continue reading launch: WE_ARE_BLKOUT
Having sampled the taste for collective, community ownership at UK Black Pride, the last decade has witnessed Black and minority ethnic queer communities start to take ownership in other spaces and reach for more ambitious goals. UK Black Pride has been instrumental in that change. Continue reading Read: UK Black Pride – A deeper love
On Sat 16th May, BlackOut invites Black bi/gay and/or trans men from across the UK to download, tune in, kick back and party – at home. ‘Get Down On Lockdown’ will be livestreamed from The BlackOut Hub mobile app. Continue reading Event: Bored yet? Let’s get down on lockdown
Black queer men, get your thinking caps on, get drawing, and submit your t-shirt design to firstname.lastname@example.org as a digital image (photo, scanned drawing, graphic) by 9am Monday 4th May Continue reading Create: T-shirt 2020 Design and win!!
I like when I find my music putting a smile on people’s faces. And that’s what I wanna do with this second album. Also to play my part in healing the world when it comes to homophobia Continue reading Watch This Space: Daniel Molyneaux
A ‘lost’ collection of photographs stirred deep emotions and memories for Dirg.
Dirg’s father, John A. Richards, also in reflective mood shares his 1st poem ‘Keep a check on your ledger’. Written when we was 93 years old. Continue reading read: windrush – a collection saved (part 2): wisdom shared
An exceptional tale and example – Dirg Aab-Richards, protecting and sharing our heritage Continue reading read: windrush – a collection shared
We invited fashion photographer Benjamin Glean to use his considerable skills to capture images of Black queer men at UK Black Pride earlier this month, to kick off our new feature, Seen on Scene. Continue reading VIEW: Seen on Scene: Black Boy Joy @ Pride
Check out the first instalment of our Pride round up – Pride as created by QTIPOC – by us for us Continue reading Rated: Pride 2019 Special