UK Black Pride to return with theme POWER on Sunday, August 14

Graham Robson April 22, 2022

UK Black Pride, Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean-heritage LGBTQ+ people, is to return with the theme POWER on Sunday, August 14.

Dr. Lady Phyll, co-founder and CEO of UK Black Pride, said in an open letter: “At UK Black Pride, we believe in the inherent and enduring power of LGBTQI+ Black people and people of colour to create the world we deserve to inhabit together.

“We do this in many ways, and UK Black Pride’s annual event is only one of them. Across the country, our communities have harnessed their power to stand up against police violence and draconian legislation. They have created spaces for healing, connection and warmth.

Dr Lady Phyll

“And they have sought each other out to provide support, friendship and love when it seems the world wants nothing more than to crush us. We continue to demonstrate a collective power – a power that UK Black Pride recognises and wants to celebrate.”

Dr. Phyll elaborated on the theme, explaining: “even a little power in greedy hands results in violence.

“As our communities continue to bear the brunt of injustice in this country – and beyond – we join all those demanding more: more justice, more safety, more support and more accountability.”

Last year’s UK Black Pride took place online due to Covid-19 with 30,000 people tuning in.

To see the open letter in full, CLICK HERE