>In August 2005 three black lesbian women decided to organise a social outing to Southend on Sea. What originally started out as a mini bus trip to the beach, quickly turned into three coaches of women making a trip down to Southend on Sea.
During the day’s outing, several conversations took place and the concept of developing and having a UK Black Pride was explored. Feedback from the day’s event only reconfirmed a need for a space where BME LGBT people could foster a sense of black pride.
An executive committee was formed in 2006 from members of the BME LGBT community. The committee members along with the support of volunteers came together and assisted with the organising and deliveryof the first annual black pride event which was to be officially known as “UK Black Pride”
UK Black Pride aims to create a safe space for the black LGBT community to celebrate their achievements and take pride in who they are.
UK Black Pride 2007 will take place on 18th August 2007 in London’s Regent’s Park. The theme for this year’s event is “Moving on Up”. The festival will host a fun filled day of music and artistic entertainment, live performances by the hottest new acts, music by London’s best DJ’s, a market place and information stalls and much more.
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