Events etc from Tuesday 29th September 2015


Please share it as widely as you are able, thank you.

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Submissions Requested for Gay Times Case Study (as part of Black History Month) 

Dear reader whether or not the information in this email pertains to you, could you possibly forward it to someone you think may find it of interest, thank you?

Also, if you send in a submission please fill in case studies form attached to the bottom of this email. And remember to open the clipped part of 

the email to view this form or additional materials.

Please send submissions to

Details of submissions:-

450-650 words around what being BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic) and 

LGBT means to you. And a head shot, your name, age and current role/job.


Content-wise it’s whatever you want it to be, but some starting points could be:


  • BAME LGBT role models
  • Dual discrimination
  • Prejudice from within the LGBT community?



Matt Horwood

Communications Officer


Taking place on 5 November, the Stonewall Awards, kindly supported by Visa Europe, honour the contributions made

by individuals and organisations to the lives of LGBT people over the past decade. For information and tickets visit


Direct: 020 7593 1856
Switchboard: 020 7593 1850
Info Line: 08000 50 20 20

stonewalluk @stonewalluk

Hakeem Kazeem, Filmmaker 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.


Brothers Healing: Black Gay Men’s Discussion Group

Sunday 18th October 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 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


Man On website


Listen to the very useful podcasts from this site based in Nigeria and aimed at the LGBTQ community.For example podcast 1, entitled: Discovered,

Abandoned, Depressed! – Max, is really helpful in that it views depression as a result of our point of view in a given situation and recommends that

we somehow change a negative one to a positive. Go on, have a listen!


LGBT Spectrum (previuosly known as LGBT People of Colour)

Have events on various times. Please join group to find out more about them.


Quirk Allure: Social Group for Queer Women of Colour (QWoC)

Have one event listed at the moment. Please join group to find out more about it.


Support our communities: Working together to fight racism in the LGBT community

Panel discussion

TODAY Tuesday, 29th September 2015

6:30- 9:30pm

Roxy Bar and Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB


Chaired by Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

Shake The Bottle: Contemporary Photography & Sexual Identity

With exhibits by  Ajamu  ( and other photographers.

Friday 11th September to Saturday 10th October 2015

Monday – Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 1-5pm

Thursday 1 October Special Event – a panel discussion with the artists

from 3 – 5pm, followed by drinks reception from 5 – 7pm

Herbert Read Gallery, UCA (University for the Creative Arts) Canterbury,

New Dover Rd, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3AN



Petition Delivery – Repeal Nigeria Anti-Gay Law

Wednesday 30th September 2015


9 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BX


LOCS: Lesbians of Colour Socials 

Please contact organiser for further details.

These and other events:-

Event Host

Thursday, October 1, 2015 





Performing Artists @ Tipsy N16 7XN


Sunday, October 4, 2015 





Lesbian Caribbean Escape Cruise

Saturday, 30th January 2016



Tongues:  facilitating an interactive session called, …

Thursday 1st October 2015


Fire/Lightbox/Garden: 6a South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall SW8 1SP.

(The Silver Arch Room)

(2 mins walk from Vauxhall tube). Please contact beforehand for directions. From the outdoor space,

the very end room on the left.


Open to all gay & bi men of all races.   020 8741 1879; 07473 913 557



Fresa Y Chocloate


Thursday 1st October 2015


Bernie Grants Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, Tottenham Green, Tottenham N15 4RX

£7.00 (+ £1.05 booking fee)





Thursday 1st October 2015


56 Dean Street, London, W1D 6AQ


Open to all gay & bi men of all races.



House of Rainbow Fellowship

Friday 2nd October 2015


Green Lanes Methodist Church 132a Green Lanes London N16 9BN

For Prayer, Bible Study, and Fellowship.


Lesbian and Gay Christian Fellowship

Sunday 4th September 2015


Vauxhall Methodist Church, Worgan St, Vauxhall SE11 5ED

With Pastor Kanley McHale



Poetry Open LGBT Mic Night

Sunday 4th October 2015



20 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XN



Storytelling Special – Quest Social Evening

Tuesday, 6th October 2015


Konditer and Cook Cafe, The Gerkin, 30 St Mary Axe London EC3A 8BF,

From Liverpool Street Station look up and you will see the iconic Gherkin building – you can’t miss it!


Black Lesbian and Bisexual Women Friendship Group – 35+


Saturday, 10th October 2015




MindOut Wellbeing LGBT BME Workshops 

10th October & 24th October 2015



Info on poster below.



CoulourfulPink Winter Party

Saturday 19th December 2015

It’s back!

Once again we have lots of fun and games in store.

Along with a tasty 3-course meal, great entertainment and a fabulous new venue.

Not forgetting a stellar DJ line up playing all the tunes you know and love.


More information to follow…

Dr Nathaniel Coleman (UCL) talks of Implicit Bias

@natcphd on Implicit Bias, #blackprofessor, & #whitecurriculum


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


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:


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.


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


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


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.


UKBlackOut Need Volunteers for New Website for the Black LGBT Community

Launching  towards the end of the year.



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