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Stonewall announced as main sponsor of UK Black Pride 2011

Stonewall is delighted to announce that it is the main sponsor of UK Black Pride 2011, the biggest celebration of African, Asian, Caribbean and Middle Eastern LGBT people in Europe.

Ms Dynamite is the headline act for the sixth UK Black Pride festival which takes place on Saturday 20 August at Torrington Square, Birkbeck College, London. The event’s theme is ‘We are family!’

Ben Summerskill, Stonewall Chief Executive, said ‘We’re delighted to continue to back UK Black Pride as a main sponsor, and we’re pleased to see that UK Black Pride has established itself as a key date in the Pride season calendar. This event proves the power of communities coming together to celebrate diversity and Stonewall encourages everyone to attend the festival with pride!’

Phyllis Opoku-Gyimah, UK Black Pride Director, said: “I’m thrilled that Stonewall is continuing its long standing support for our community-led initiative. The technical and financial support that Stonewall has gifted us will help to ensure we put on a strong event that gives space to non-white LGBT people to showcase the best of who we are, as we see ourselves. UK Black Pride’s always been an inclusive event for LGBT people and friends. Everyone is welcome to join the celebration!”

Tickets are on sale now from Ticketline with discounts if you book early.

Alongside the main stage and dance tents, there will be licensed bars, world food, a VIP tent, Secret Garden, chill out zone and games area, as well as education and welfare workshops and community stalls.

 

Notes

1) For more information on Black Pride visit http://www.ukblackpride.org.uk/  


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