UK Black Pride 2014 will be held on 29th June in South London’s Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens as an integral part of the Big Pride Picnic in the Park.
The free-entry event is organised by the UK Black Pride community organisation.
UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest not-for-profit event for African, Arab, Asian and Caribbean-heritage lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.
The theme for the UK Black Pride 2014 is “Local and Global: Love Without Borders”. This is a signal of resistance against those trying to curb LGBT rights and equality in Brunei, India, Nigeria, Uganda, Jamaica, etc.
With a carnival-themed picnic in the park, UK Black Pride will fuse its distinct blend of live music and politics to deliver an entertaining, family-friendly, community festival of pride.
With a jazz and women’s stage, comedians, sports activities, education and welfare stalls, alongside world food and drinks, it is set to be multicultural pride event.
Apart from the music festival in London Vauxhall’s Pleasure Gardens on 29th June, UK Black Pride has organised two other events as part of a summer of love.
The Black LGBT community cultural arts festival will take place in central London on 16th August while the Black LGBT film festival will take place in central Manchester on 25th October.
“At our core we believe the most effective way to secure the fight for LGBT equality and inclusion, while opposing all forms of bigotry, is to put people and politics before profit,” said the UK Black Pride.
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, UK Black Pride’s founder and Executive Director, said: “We’re very excited to share UK Black Pride’s message of love without borders to our community of Black LGBT members whose families hail from all corners of the world. We will inject this international flavour into the heart of the LGBT community during the Pride in London week of celebrations.
“With our own brand of entertainment and education to promote love without borders we’ll make sure this year’s Big Pride Picnic in the Park is one the entire community can feel part of. UK Black Pride’s summer of love will include something for everyone so come out and join us!”
For information about the UK Black Pride, visit www.ukblackpride.org.uk