UK Black Pride is celebrating its 15th birthday by exploring the theme “Home”. Join co-founders Lady Phyll and Moud Goba in a live digital conversation from Steve McQueen’s Year 3 exhibition at Tate Britain, about the way art and creativity can help nurture care, hope and pride inside queer family homes.
They’ll be joined virtually by Melz Owusu, founder of the Free Black University, to consider how art in education can ignite young queer people’s power to create a brave and bold future for themselves.
Everyone’s welcome to speak up and speak out at this digital queer family event.
Lady Phyll (She/her)
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah (Lady Phyll) is the nucleus of UK Black Pride. She speaks widely on race, gender, sexuality and class and is executive director of Kaleidoscope Trust.
Moud Goba (She/her)
Moud Goba is a Zimbabwean lesbian and refugee residing in the UK. She’s a founding member of UK Black Pride and is Micro Rainbow’s Project Manager.
Moud was named in the top 100 most influential LGBTI people in the UK by The Independent (2015) and received the Attitude Pride Award.
Melz Owusu (They/them)
Melz is the Founder of the Free Black University. Their work disrupts traditional Western approaches to knowledge production and validation by exploring the radical Black imagination and building transformative worlds.
UK Black Pride
Founded in 2005, UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, and is a safe space to celebrate diverse sexualities, gender identities, gender expressions and cultures.
Established in 2011, Kaleidoscope Trust works to uphold the human rights of LGBT+ people in countries where they are discriminated against or marginalised due to their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.
Free Black University
Free Black University believe education should be an incredibly freeing and liberating experience. It encourages the development of radical, imaginative, and transformative knowledge that can truly change the world, creating a space where the healing and wellbeing of Black folk is at the heart of the educational experience.