UK Black Pride promotes unity and co-operation among all Black people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, as well as their friends and families, who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.

Our Team members are committed to producing an annual celebration of “Black Pride”, as well as organising a variety of activities throughout the year in and around the UK which also promote and advocate for the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual health and well-being of all related communities. Our aim is to foster, present and celebrate Black LGBT culture through education, the arts, cultural events and advocacy.


Phyll Opoku-Gyimah
Executive Director and Co-Founder of UK Black Pride

Pav Akhtar
Director of Strategy

Pari Dhillon
Governance Director

Evelyn Asante-Mensah
Governance Director

Alexia Lenoir
Director of Operations

Moud Goba
Director of Community Engagement

Aaron Carty
Head of Social Media Engagement

Gray Akotey
Head of Brand & Visual Identity

Josh Rivers
Head of Communications

Aisha Shaibu
Volunteer Manager

Mwice-Margaret Kavindele
Production & Entertainment Manager

Mo Lyimo
Events Coordinator

S Chelvan
International Rights Officer

Reeta Loi
Community Engagement Officer

Nicki Dawes
Media Officer

Amanda Brown
Production & Entertainment Assistant

Tanya Compas
Youth Engagement Officer

Quinn Roache
Trade Union Relations’ Officer

Doran Halliday
Social Media Officer

Chardine Taylor-Stone
Inclusion & Education Officer

Char Bailey
Social Media Officer

Communications Officer

Yusef Gojikian
Language Translator and British Sign Language Interpreter

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