Welcome to Hate Crime Awareness Week: 9 – 16 October 2021

Here we are at the beginning of Hate crime Awareness week, twenty-two years on from The MacPherson Report, a ground breaking report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence by racists and the subsequent lack of prosecution of the killers due to institutional racism. The House of Commons Home Affairs committee on sexual orientation has produced […]

Introduction to Black Studies Course​

Introduction to the Study of Black History, Politics, Sociology, Psychology, Science, Art, Music and Religion Starting January 2022 Introduction to Black Studies Course is a 30 week beginner’s course that analyses all the major areas of the Black Experience – the History, the Politics, the Psychology, the Sociology, the Science & Technology, the Arts, and finally, […]

Comic Relief and UK Pride

Jay Stewart – Gendered Intelligence Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah – Black Pride Sue Sanders – Schools OUT UK Glynn Fussell – Sink The Pink took part in a Zoom conference along with Louka, a representative of Comic Relief, to learn more about LGBT+ issues and to consider various questions about LGBT+ Pride in the UK, given […]

ParaPride at The Stratford Arts Circus

ParaPride held a great night at the Stratford Arts Circus to raise funds for their work. It was a great success with a very enthusiastic audience clearly enjoying the range of talent on display which included Son of a Tutu (show host); Mark Anthony, (Drag King); Wheel Elvis (Jimmy Hennigan – impersonator/singer); Maria Hurtz, (Drag Queen); Ebony Rose Dark (Interpretive dance/performing […]

High Table Temi Wikey at the Bush Theatre

High Table Temi Wikey at the Bush Theatre til 21st march https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/ by Sue Sanders This is a truly exciting, inspiring, funny and painful play. Set in London, Nigeria and the North star, on the edge of the present. We watch the journey of two young lesbians on the rocky wedding road and witness their parents […]

First Ever UK Muslim Pride This Spring!

LGBT+ Muslim group Imaan has set the date for the UK’s first ever Muslim Pride festival. The event will take place in London on Saturday, April 11, the group announced on social media. “It’s happening! We’ve set the date for the first EVER Muslim Pride event. Tickets go on sale in two weeks!” they said […]

Will the rights of transgender asylum seekers in the UK be protected post-Brexit?

Will the rights of transgender asylum seekers in the UK be protected post-Brexit? The media has become oversaturated with speculation on the potentially devastating consequences that a no deal Brexit could have for businesses, trade and the UK economy as a whole, but there has been a worrying lack of coverage on the wider implications […]

Soho to mark 20th anniversary of Admiral Duncan bombing today

(From Pink News today) April 30, 1999, was supposed mark no more than the start of a bank holiday weekend—but a deadly nail bomb attack at the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho confined the date to a dark page in history for London’s LGBT+ community. Three people lost their lives in the attack, and 79 […]

BHM 2018 – 'Bayard And Me'

Bayard Rustin is often considered the forgotten voice of the US black civil rights movement. Despite being Dr Martin Luther King’s right-hand man, being openly gay in an era of segregation meant he was doubly discriminated against. The only way for Bayard  to legalise his relationship was to adopt his partner. Bayard & Me is a […]

Cyrille Regis (1959 – 2018)

by Darryl Telles, a gay BAME football fanatic who and author of “We’re Queer And We Should Be Here – The Perils And Pleasures Of Being A Gay Football Fan” a book about being such. This is his appreciation of the contribution Cyrille Regis made to challenging prejudice in football. Cyrille Regis who died today at the age […]