Black History Month is an opportunity for us at akt to recognise and celebrate the incredible contributions of Black LGBTQ+ people to our community. 

We'll be hosting a series of online events across our social media which have been created by black LGBTQ+ folks, for young black LGBTQ+ folks. We'll be covering wellness and self-care, the power of storytelling, literature, our black LGBTQ+ icons and allies, and much more. Keep an eye on our Instagram to take part!

A message from Lady Phyll - click to read


While Covid-19 is still very much a part of our lives, in-person events have been mostly been halted this year. That doesn't mean we can't take part in Black History Month - there are still lots of events happening online, including workshops, webinars and readings.

UK Black Pride

"When Lady Phyll and a busload of Black lesbians traveled to Southend-on-Sea in 2005 for the first UK Black Pride, no one could have imagined just how big this safe and brave space would grow. 

UK Black Pride has become Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, but more than that, UK Black Pride is also a movement. We deserve spaces to call our own, where we can celebrate who we are safely. We deserve to be surrounded by people who love us, who understand us and who want to see us win. We deserve moments in which we can breathe, relax, let our hair down, where we don’t have to worry about explaining our existence to others. We deserve to find joy publicly, loudly and with abandon."

UK Black Pride have virtual rooms online where you can find out more about protecting your wellbeing and celebrate your queerness.

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