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...
Black History Month LGBT+ hero: Ana Guina e Silva

Black History Month LGBT+ hero: Ana Guina e Silva

We are delighted that today’s #BlackHistoryMonth LGBT+ hero is a local person – Ana Guina e Silva nominated by Pride volunteer Colleen who writes: Ana is a documentary producer covering LGBT issues, and the black experience. Together, we have made the...
Black History Month Hero: Edward Enninful

Black History Month Hero: Edward Enninful

Today’s Black History Month LGBT+ hero is Edward Enninful, chosen by Pride-goer Jess who writes…   Edward is best known for being the first black editor of British Vogue, and in fact any mainstream UK fashion magazine. He has not only revolutionised the...