Last night, nine women in our Rainbow Sisters group attended the UK Black Pride takeover of Hackney Town Hall! This year UK Black Pride will move to its new home in Haggerston Park for the annual celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean descent.

Lady Phyll (co-founder and executive director of UK Black Pride) and Philip Glanville (Mayor of Hackney) discussed Hackney as a destination for diasporic communities, how the council is working to create a truly inclusive and diverse borough and the necessity for movements like UK Black Pride. The members of Rainbow Sisters were delighted to meet Lady Phyll again and received warm introductions and applause at the event!