UK Black Pride announces theme to mark 18th anniversary

Graham Robson July 7, 2023

After a record breaking event in 2022 that saw over 25,000 people party and protest in Stratford, UK Black Pride has announced the theme of the 2023 event will be ‘Legacy’ to celebrate its 18th anniversary.

UK Black Pride, which will take place in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday, August 20, is, according to organisers, the world’s largest Pride celebration for LGBTQ+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern-descent.

Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride, said: “UK Black Pride has gone from strength to strength over the last 18 years and we are so proud to have continuously given the community a space and platform to live and love unapologetically.

“Legacy is the best way to describe the balance between looking at the last 18 years and looking forward to the next 18.

“We want our communities, on a collective and also an individual level, to think about the legacy they want to leave behind and how we can continue to move to a more inclusive future.”

Organisers of UK Black Pride, which is free to attend, will announce performers and sponsors in the coming weeks.