Events etc from Tuesday 25th August 2015

Please share it as widely as you are able, thank you.
Hakeem Kazeem, Film Maker’s Wants Interviewees for Podcast

Interviewees wanted for a podcast to archive coming out/coming in/growing up LGBT experiences. working title: Collapsing The Closet.

As It’s interview based, he’d just like to gauge people’s interest in being interviewed.

He thanks you for your interest.

Hakeem Kazeem


Brothers Healing: Black Gay Men’s Discussion Group

Sunday 20th September 2015


London Friend, 86 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross N1 9DN

Please bring food and drink to share if you can (but this is not essential,

£1 optional donation).

We are open to suggestions for topics.


07947 382 524



Call out to save Art Nouveau, Brixton

Art Nouveau

Art Nouveau Brixton is run by Beti.  She is a natural born community activist and wants to provide

opportunities for people to be creative in the arts, use the space as a pop-up shop and has hosted

many film and world super nights.


 Africa Rise Website

Africa Rise


Man On website



LGBT Spectrum (previuosly known as LGBT People of Colour)

Have events on, one of them this evening. Please join group to find out more about them.


The Vito Project: Stud Life
Wednesday 26th August 2015
7:30pm. Please arrive about half an hour before this time if you want to be sure to be seated.
The Cinema Museum, The Old Lambeth Workhouse, Dugard Way, (off Renfrew Rd) Kennington SE11 4TH
FREE, Donations encouraged


Tongues At The Temple

Thursday 27th August 2015


Lightbox, 6A South Lambeth Place, London SW8 1SP

Open to all gay & bi men of all races, ages etc.

Subjects for discussion:   020 8741 1879; 07473 913 557

Please make sure you ring mobile beforehand for directions.



(The following 3 films are of general interest to the wider community, please read film info on the website.)

On now until Sunday 30th August 2015

4pm & 7:30pm
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, Tottenham Green, Tottenham N15 4RX
£7.00 (+ £1.04 booking fee)
Friday 28th August – Thursday 10th September 2015
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, Tottenham Green, Tottenham N15 4RX
£7.00 (+ £1.04 booking fee)


Caribbean Film Festival: THE SKIN

Saturday 29th August 2015

Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green,  Tottenham N15 4RX
+44 (0)208 365 5450



gNg Manchester Pride

 Friday, 28th August  2015



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LOCS: Lesbians of Colour Socials 

Please contact organiser for further details.

These and other events:-

Sunday Bank Holiday Hiphop Karaoke with After Party

Sunday 30th August 2015


Poets and Other Performing Artists

Sunday, 6th September 2015


Lesbian Caribbean Escape Cruise

Saturday, 30th January 2016




Gay Men Singles Intercultural Group


Sunday 30th August 2015



The Quest Workshop for Black and Minority Ethnic Gay Men and MSM 

Fri 4th – Sun 6th September (follow up – Thurs 17th Sept: 7pm – 10pm) –  London

London in September  Places Still Available

Cut-off date for September’s London  registrations – Friday 28th August

“Amazing! I would highly recommend it as the cultural aspects of upbringing did not need to be explained –

participants ‘just understood’…” May 2015 Workshop Participant

Addresses will be provided when needed, or enquire to contact details listed on website. Link below.

Price: FREE, but participants will however be expected to pay a ‘commitment fee’ which will be

refunded on completing the workshop.

The standard Commitment Fee is £40. The reduced Commitment Fee for unwaged, students, seniors is £20.

Quest Workshop for BME Men


Ninth Year Anniversary Celebration @ House of Rainbow
Friday 4th September 2015
Methodist Church Hall, 132a Green Lanes, London N16 9BN.
Nearest Overground staion: Canonbury, Underground station: Manor House, also  buses 341 or 141
Poetry LGBT Open Night
Sunday 6th September 2015
Tipsy, 20 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7XN
led by Juwon Ogungbe
Thursday 10th September 2015
(Foyer Spaces)
Sunley Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road,
London SE1 8XX
020 7960 4200


Magda’s Lesbian Lover



Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin #brotheroutsider

The entire film free to wathch Online: 19th January  2015 – 19th February  2016

Watch now »



Sweet Taboo: The Film

 Adapted by Mojisola Adebayo, Directed by Campbell X, Produced by Gail Babb 2015

funny, irreverent and relevant.


Heart Of The Matter – Episode 1 – Homosexuality and the church on Vimeo

With Reverend Rowland Jide Macauley and Dr Rahul Rao

Heart of the Matter


Tiwani Contemporary News and Events

16 Little Portland Street, London W1W  8BP

020 7631 3808



The GMI Partnership and African Advocacy Foundation (AAF) were recently funded by Public Health England and MAC AIDS Fund to conduct a pilot 1-to-1 counselling service aimed at BME MSM.

2015 date to be confirmed.

The service will start in the New Year, and will be open to HIV positive and negative MSM who are of black or minority ethnicity, any age and any borough of residence.  The counselling service will offer 8 x 1 hour sessions, will be person centred in approach and will be available from the Positive East office in Stepney Green, METRO’s Greenwich and Vauxhall offices (times and days to be confirmed) and our own office in Ladbroke Grove.

020 7791 9318

Price: FREE



AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership

The Department of English at King’s College London, in collaboration with Tate, is pleased to offer one AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership award, starting in September 2015 for a period of up to three years.

The award will enable the student to pursue doctoral research in visual/literary studies while gaining first-hand experience of work within a museum setting.

The successful applicant will be enrolled at, and receive their degree from King’s College London. Supervisors are: Professor Mark W. Turner (Department of English,

King’s College London) and Dr Clare Barlow (Tate Britain).

The ‘Beyond Bloomsbury: Queer/Race/Art’ doctoral project will focus on  the intersections between ethnicity and queer sexualities in British art, c. 1900-1940. 

The student will be working in tandem with Tate’s ‘Coming Out’ exhibition, planned for 2017.

For more details on the award and application process, see:




I’m working on a documentary about Chem Sex in the UK.  The 30 minute doc will go out on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service in early July and seeks to explore the chem sex scene. We want to make the most rounded, accurate and informed documentary possible, with the aim of instigating a broader discussion.

I’m looking for prospective contributors who have personal experience of the chem sex scene.  It maybe something you enjoy as recreation or something you want to turn your back on.  Either way, I’d like to hear from you.

At this stage, I’d like to have an informal conversation with you in person or over the phone.  There is no obligation to commit to taking part.  If, after initial contact you feel you maybe able to make a contribution to the documentary, we can move forward.

For examples of my work please see I can be contacted on or via twitter on @Mobeen_Azhar  You can also call me on 07715 00 10 60, many thanks.



The Race Survey

Calling ALL Black, White, Asian, South Asian, Arab, Latin or mixed race gay men.

The next issue of FS Magazine wants to look at the subject of race on Britain’s gay scene.

The Race Survey


Other groups that may be of interest, who have no meetings planned for this fortnight, but may be useful for future reference.

gNg – Queer Black Women in London

Creatives Links

Visual artist Stephen Anthony Brown


Appeals & Information

Respondents needed. Please fill out the survey on the link below, thank you.

AFRUCA Survey on Proposed Support programme for Black children and families in the LGBT Community Across London

AFRUCA-Logo (1)


The NHS urgently needs to make PrEP available. Please sign petition, thank you.



Black (Children in Care): Health, Hair & Skin   (Book)

(standard) Price: £9.99    ISBN 978-0-9576471-0-7

Available from Amazon

Also available from New Beacon Bookshop (among other outlets. Please see links below and/or contact suppliers for details)



Business Analysis For Leaders by Shahied Joseph (Gwaza)

This book intends to help readers understand and address the challenges that leaders face within business analysis

Shahied Joseph introduces The SPIRE Business Analysis Leadership FrameworkTM, which is a poweful way to lead

and manage a business analysis team.

Price: £10

1st tv interview in SA on Business Analysis for Leaders

Shahied Joseph


Bisi Alimi Speaks at the Daily Beast Quorum

“Bisi Alimi is known for his articulate story telling. He tells the story his life as a means to call for social

change and justice, in this The Daily Beast Quorum, event last December to mark Human Rights Day,

he talks about his near death experience and how he is turning that around for good”- My name is Bisi Alimi

and I am not a victim.

Bisi Alimi


‘The Fabled Black Disabled Lesbian’

Research Worker for Dr Nathaniel  Adam Tobias Coleman, Phd

Research Associate in the Philosophy of ‘Race’

Department of Philosophy, University College London

Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT,

Would you be willing to do some research for me? Or would you, please, help me to identify a colleague who might be?

I plan to place Prof Audre Lorde at the heart of the proposal for the new and ground-breaking Master’s in ‘RACE’@UCL. In order to demonstrate Prof Lorde’s relevance to British political discourse, I want to confront head-on the ‘fable…’ to which this official British document refers, on p. 64:

‘The phrase ‘multiple disadvantage’ has drifted into popular use in recent years. It is taken to mean that having more than one characteristic typically associated with a disadvantage increases an individual’s likelihood of experiencing that disadvantage. The idea has even been lampooned with some media competing to find the most ‘oppressed’ person – the fabled Black disabled lesbian, for example’.

More so than from the scholarly literature (although that would be helpful, too), I am especially keen to find short, sharp, and damning quotations from the British media. I suspect that the Daily Mail will be the largest repository of them, but it would be politically helpful to have these drawn from the media of the so-called Liberal Left and Centre Right. Is this something that you, or a colleague of yours, might be willing to complete for me?


Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman, PhD

Research Associate in the Philosophy of ‘Race’

Department of Philosophy, University College London

Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT,



UKBlackOut Need Volunteers for New Website for the Black LGBT Community

Launching in August 2015



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