UK Black Pride has announced the date and location of its annual protest and celebration following the success of its record-breaking event last summer.
On 20 August, it will return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London, where it took place in 2022. The theme will be announced at a later date, organisers confirmed.
UK Black Pride co-founder and Executive Director, Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, said that when she and a group of Black lesbians set out to create their own Pride event due to others feeling “exclusive and unwelcoming,” they were told “no one would support” it. “Here we are, 18 years later,” she continued. “Bigger, bolder, braver and brighter than ever.
It’s been a journey, and we have to thank everyone from the community that has been with us at every and any stage. 2023 marks a historic year for us, and to be able to return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where we saw 25,000 people share their joy and queerness with us, is incredible.