UK Black Pride Festival, celebrating African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean heritage LGBT people, 20 August 2011
UK Black Pride (UKBP) is an organisation that promotes unity among Black people of African, Arab, Asian, and Caribbean heritage who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
UKBP is committed to producing an annual celebration of 'Black Pride', as well as organising a variety of activities throughout the year in and around Britain to promote and advocate for the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual health and well-being of all related communities. Our aim is to foster, present and celebrate Black LGBT culture through education, the arts, cultural events and advocacy.
UKBP a not-for-profit community led venture that is strongly supported by British trade unions, Black, faith and LGBT community organisations.
* The Annual UK Black Pride Event - We aim to ensure that the annual UK Black Pride festival is an inclusive event and will ensure that we work together with all sections of Britain's Black communities.
* Social Networking – We will hold social events to allow us to relax meet and socialise in an informal setting, while supporting members of our community to network and develop social support.
* Community Outreach – We will use UKBP resoureces to support and give back to the community around us. Through this, we can uplift the vision set out by UKBP and positively impact on the lives of others.
* Advocacy - We will raise awareness with statutory and voluntary sector organisations about the needs and experiences of Britain's Black and LGBT communities and will advocate to ensure contributions to the general community from the Black and LGBT perspectives.
* Growth – UK Black Pride fosters a positive ethos to ensure that Black LGBT talent and achievements are promoted. We will seek to accomplish our vision by attracting others who share this vision.
The 2011 UK Black Pride festival will be held at Birkbeck College, London, on Saturday 20 August. Everybody is welcome so please get join us.
More information is available on: www.ukblackpride.org.uk