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Black History Month Hero: Lil Nas X

Black History Month Hero: Lil Nas X

Today's Black History Month LGBT+ Hero is Lil Nas X nominated by Betsy Furber who says "He's very new to the music industry but he just seems like the sweetest person on earth. And I love that he embodies Prince/David Bowie's sense flamboyant/androgynous style. I feel...

Black History Month Hero: Alice Walker

Black History Month Hero: Alice Walker

The writer Alice Walker is today's Black History Month LGBT+ hero, nominated by Pride-goer Wendy who writes: Alice Malsenior Tallulah-Kate Walker is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist. In 1982, she wrote the novel The Color Purple, for which she...

Black History Month Hero: Kele Okereke

Black History Month Hero: Kele Okereke

Happy Monday everyone. Today's Black History Month hero is Kele Okereke, lead singer of the band Bloc Party, nominated by Norwich Pride Trustee Nick, who writes: Kele Okereke is one of the only queer, black singers in an indie band of his generation. Silent Alarm by...

Black History Month: Laverne Cox

Black History Month: Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is today’s Black History Month LGBT+ hero, nominated by Pride ally The Garage. They write: Laverne Cox is an American actress and LGBTQ+ advocate. She rose to prominence with her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, becoming...

Black History Month Hero: Sylvester

Black History Month Hero: Sylvester

Happy Saturday eveyone! Today's Black History Month LGBT+ hero is Sylvester, nominated by Pride Performer Sue Lane. Sue says: Sylvester arguably moved disco in a new direction, although he hadn’t intended to be a disco star. His soaring falsetto voice worked perfectly...

Black History Month Hero: Lady Phyll

Black History Month Hero: Lady Phyll

Happy (belated) International Lesbian Day for yesterday. Today we celebrate a wonderful, inspirational lesbian as part of our Black History Month 31 days, 31 heroes celebrations. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of UK Black Pride. Also known...

Black History Month Hero: Jeremy McQueen

Black History Month Hero: Jeremy McQueen

Jeremy McQueen is today's Black History Month LGBT+ hero, nominated by Pride Trustee Julie who says ....I have always loved ballet and dance as an art form that can express a range of emotions and stories. It is shocking that ballet shoes for black dancers, to match...

Black History Month Hero: Princess Catherine Duleep Singh

Black History Month Hero: Princess Catherine Duleep Singh

Today's Black History Month LGBT+ hero is Princess Catherine Duleep Singh, nominated by Melissa Hawker, on behalf of the wonderful Teenage History Club from the Ancient House Museum in Thetford. Catherine's grandmother, Sophia, was an enslaved woman from modern day...

Black History Month Hero: Labi Siffre

Black History Month Hero: Labi Siffre

Today’s Black History Month LGBT+ hero nomination comes from one of our allies, Norfolk and Waveney Mind... We nominate Labi Siffre for his inspirational music and particularly the words of (Something Inside) So Strong. This is a universal anthem for anyone feeling on...

Black History Month Hero: Mercedes Frances Williams

Black History Month Hero: Mercedes Frances Williams

Wendy from the Sing with Pride choir has nominated today’s Black History Month LGBT+ hero - Mercedes Frances Williams - my Aunty Mercy. Wendy writes: Born 21st December 1921 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and died 16th January 2005 in Walthamstow, London. Her...

Black History Month Hero: Dean Atta

Black History Month Hero: Dean Atta

Today’s Black History Month LGBT+ hero is the poet Dean Atta, nominated by Shell, one of our Trustees. Shell says ..... I’ve just read Dean’s first novel “The Black Flamingo” which is utterly gorgeous and won the Stonewall Book Award. Written in verse, it's the story...

Black History Month Hero: Marsha P. Johnson

Black History Month Hero: Marsha P. Johnson

Today’s Black History Month LGBT+ hero is Marsha P. Johnson, nominated by our Access Officer Francis Chennell. Francis tells us … Martha. P. Johnson was a black trans woman whose bravery and courage led to the pride movement and the fight for trans rights. She...

Black History Month Hero: Ben Hunte

Black History Month Hero: Ben Hunte

Today’s Black History Month LGBT+ hero is Ben Hunte, the BBC’s first ever LGBT correspondent, nominated by Gareth, our Head of Planning and a Trustee of Norwich Pride. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46551099 Appointed in December 2018, Ben has reported...

Black History Month Hero: Janelle Monáe

Black History Month Hero: Janelle Monáe

Happy Black History Month! Every day this month we will be celebrating our BAME LGBT+ heroes. Today, Stevie the Pride historian and coordinator of our BAME LGBT+ Forum has nominated Janelle Monáe, the American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, and record producer....

Black History Month Educational Resources

Black History Month Educational Resources

Happy Black History Month! At Norwich Pride we believe that schools can play a big part in educating young people about inclusion and diversity. Nick from our education group has made some resources this year that he is willing to share. There is a resource made...

BAME LGBT+ Forum

BAME LGBT+ Forum

We are really pleased to announce that we are going to have a BAME LGBT+ Forum on Thursday 17th September 2020 at 7pm. Join us for an online event to explore how we can ensure that Norwich Pride is an inclusive space that celebrates and raises the voices of BAME LGBT+...

Norwich Pride Survey 2020

Norwich Pride Survey 2020

We would love to hear your views on Virtual Norwich Pride and hear your thoughts and dreams for future Prides. Please click here to fill out this year's Pride-Goer's Survey.

#RunWithPride

#RunWithPride

We were delighted to receive a cheque from EPIC Norfolk for £1260 as a result of their #RunWithPride event. EPIC Norfolk were due to organise the Norwich Pride 5K in July this year, but like Norwich Pride and other events, it had to be cancelled due to Covid-19....