Peterborough Pride to co-host online black LGBTQ+ event

A virtual event will shine a light on the black LGBTQ+ communityA virtual event will shine a light on the black LGBTQ+ community
A virtual event will shine a light on the black LGBTQ+ community
Two LGBTQ+ groups have joined forces to host a free online event.

Power In Discussion has collaborated with Peterborough Pride to host the event that will shine a light on black LGBTQ+ visibility within the local community. 

Taking place via Zoom on Thursday, February 25 at 7pm, the event will provide a platform to discuss the needs of the black LGBTQ+ community and celebrate its contribution to society.

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The interactive online discussion will offer attendees the opportunity to reflect on the historical impact the community has had on everything from cultural expression to legal rights and freedoms of the LGBTQ+ community at large.

Simon Bedeau, founder of Power In Discussion, said: “It’s important that we continue to move forward with the momentum generated from the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. It is important that organisations such as Power In Discussion focus on the needs of those who are both black and LGBTQ+.

“We often find that listening to and engaging in conversations with others is a great place to start and, therefore, the Power In Discussion team is excited to join forces with a leading LGBTQ+ group that shares our visions and is dedicated to finding out how we can move on conversations surrounding black LGBTQ+ identities for those living in the Bedfordshire and Peterborough area.”

Simon Green from Peterborough Pride, who has spent the last three years organising LGBTQ+ events in the city, added: ”I’m really pleased Peterborough Pride has the opportunity to work with Power In Discussion and I’m excited that, together, we’re able to lead the charge in creating a more vibrant and inclusive city for people to live, work and enjoy. 

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“Black Lives Matter pulled into sharp focus racism, but also the strength of a collective voice. The black and LGBTQ+ communities have supported each other in the face of racism, homophobia and transphobia throughout time. In fact, we owe a great deal of gratitude to our black trans sisters for their activism that led to the first Pride all those years ago.” 

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