ADDED ON: 07/07/2018

Black Pride: Why We Need an Event to Celebrate Being Black and Gay

07/06/2018 | BBC

Hundreds of thousands of people will line the streets on Saturday to celebrate the LGBT community at Pride in London. But many LGBT black people say they feel excluded at mainstream Pride events and experience racism on the gay scene. And that’s why, the day after Pride in London, UK Black Pride takes place a few miles down the road. It brings together music, food, performances and culture that many LGBT people from black or Asian backgrounds find missing at many Pride events. In 2017, an estimated 6,000 people turned out to celebrate being black and LGBT in Vauxhall’s Pleasure Gardens.

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