Black History Month Hero: James Baldwin

Black History Month Hero: James Baldwin

Today’s #BlackHistoryMonth LGBT+ hero is writer James Baldwin, picked by writer James McDermott who tells us: he was a pioneer for black and gay rights and reading Giovanni’s Room at 18 years old made me feel seen, understood, less alone and showed me that...
Black History Month Hero: Gladys Bentley

Black History Month Hero: Gladys Bentley

Gladys Bentley is today’s #BlackHistoryMonth LGBT+ hero, nominated by Mary Benefiel Dunn, composer of Sing with Pride’s micro-opera “I fancied a guy”. Mary writes: Gladys Bentley was a gender-bending performer during the Harlem Renaissance. Donning a top hat and...
Black History Month Hero: Johnny Mathis

Black History Month Hero: Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis has been chosen as today’s #BlackHistoryMonth LGBT+ hero, nominated by Pride volunteer Lyn who says: “I’ve seen him in concert about 7 times. It’s something special I do with my mum. He’s her number 1 singer. When I was young I used to save my pocket...
Black History Month Hero: Angela Davis

Black History Month Hero: Angela Davis

Angela Davis is today’s #BlackHistoryMonth LGBT+ Hero, nominated by Tonia who’s part of the Norwich and Norfolk Anti-Racist Solidarity Network. Tonia says: I can’t let Black History Month go by without nominating Angela Davis – activist, academic, author...
Black History Month Hero: Layton Williams

Black History Month Hero: Layton Williams

Layton Williams is today’s #BlackHistoryMonth LGBT+ hero, nominated by our head of entertainment Joe who says … “Layton is a brilliant performer, including iconic LGBT+ roles on stage and screen including Angel (Rent), Jamie (Everybody’s...