Bessie Smith

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Bessie Smith

A legendary blues singer, known in her time as the Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith’s influences continue to echo through the ages. She was the most highly paid black entertainer of her era and blazed a trail for many subsequent icons of Black music to follow.

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Marsha P Johnson

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Marsha P Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson was an activist, a sex worker, a drag performer who was at the forefront of several pivotal moments in modern history. She established Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), one of the country’s first safe-spaces for transgender and homeless youth, and tirelessly advocated on behalf of sex workers, prisoners, and people with HIV/AIDS. She was a major player in the Stonewall uprising and was heavily involved in New York’s art scene, modelling for Andy Warhol. She remains a woman who is impossible to forget.

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Mzz Kimberley

Mzz Kimberley/Kim Tatum Originally from the States became one of London's most fashionable artists. Activist/Actress/Performer/Promoter

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Mzz Kimberley

Mzz Kimberley/Kim Tatum Originally from the States has become one of London’s most fashionable artists.
Activist/Actress/Performer/Promoter

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Mzz Kimberley/Kim Tatum Originally from the States became one of London's most fashionable artists. Activist/Actress/Performer/Promoter

Photograph: Robert Taylor

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Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera
Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera
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Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera

Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is a Ugandan LGBT rights activist. An accountant who turned to activism after living an openly lesbian life nearly got her expelled from university in 2012, she is founder and executive director of the LGBTQ rights organisation Freedom & Roam Ugandan (FARUG). She is also known for being one to take a Ugandan tabloid paper to court for publishing names and photos of (alleged) gays and lesbians.

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Angela Davis

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Angela Davis

Angela Davis is an icon of black history. A founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, she has written extensively on topics such as race, class, civil rights, mass incarceration and feminism. She is a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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James Baldwin

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James Baldwin

James Baldwin was an American author, poet, playwright, essayist and activist. His work was revelatory in its exploration of class, race and sexuality. He remains one of the most influential black authors of all time.

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Campbell X

Campbell X

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Campbell X

Campbell X is a transgender filmmaker making work that documents black LGBT culture. Their debut feature, Stud Life is a romantic comedy about LGBT life in East London and won an Independent Spirit Award at the Screen Nation Awards in 2013. Campbell X is a leading creator of contemporary British queer cinema.

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Robert Taylor

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Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor a British photographer with a career spanning 30 years. He counts Rotimi Fani-Kayode as a major inspiration in his decision to become a photographer. His work has been exhibited in innumerable venues, including the National Portrait Gallery and the V&A.

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Angela James

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Angela James

Angela James is a trailblazer for women in Canadian women’s hockey. She was the first openly gay player and only the second black athlete to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Canada in 2010.

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Amazin LêThi

Amazin Lethi

JOIN US FOR A VERY SPECIAL EVENT

Amazin Lethi
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Happy Pride Everyone

FRIDAY 19th Feb

7:30pm

in conversation with

Amazin LêThi

Queer Bipoc Advocate Amazin LêThi joins us for a special Facebook Live event.

Amazin LêThi was born in Saigon where she was left in an orphanage by her mother. Amazin was bullied constantly as a young child because of her ethnicity and sexuality and it was because of this she went into bodybuilding at the tender age of 6 going onto become a competitive natural bodybuilder in her teens then qualifying as a strength and conditioning coach. As a young adult, she was homeless for a period of time and it was at this lowest point, contemplating suicide, Amazin realized her passion and love for sport could help her survive. Gaining physical and mental strength and confidence, from her personal journey of homelessness and against all the odds she has overcome enormous barriers to become a leading global rainbow (LGBTQ) sports activist and thought leader.

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