Global Black Pride Announces Its Leadership Team


November 17, 2021— Global Black Pride (GBP) announces its leadership team. This diverse and growing set of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTQI+) leaders from around the world is set to host its first in-person event in 2022. Founded in 2020, the first-ever GBP was a virtual event with over 7 million viewers worldwide. In 2021, the event saw over 10 million viewers. 

Global Black Pride has the mission to serve as a global platform to celebrate all Black LGBTQI+ diversity and to build a global movement to fight for freedom, liberation, and justice for all Black LGBTQI+ communities across the globe. The GBP team is thrilled to have leadership and advisory representation from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and North America. 

Founder and President, Micheal Ighodaro states, “Global Black Pride was founded to provide a space for all Black LGBTQI+ communities across the globe to feel seen and heard while celebrating and centering our diversities. Over the past months, our team has begun to build the structures and strategies that will help us shape and sustain the tasks set for ourselves. With that, we are committed to an inclusive and wide-reaching movement that brings all Black LGBQTI+ experiences and equity to the forefront unapologetically.” 

Alongside with Ighodaro, the GBP leadership team consists of Vice-President Rikki Nathanson, Chief of Finance Kenita Placide, Gerald Garth as Head of Events, Media, and Communications, and Monroe France as Chair of the Advisory Board. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, British political activist and co-founder of UK Black Pride, will serve as the Director of the Human Rights Conference. 

Opoku-Gyimah shares, “The ultimate goal of Global Black Pride is to center, uplift, and celebrate LGBTQI+ Black people and the cultures and issues that are important to us all. Across the world, LGBTQI+ Black people help drive movements for justice and equality, have an outsized impact on popular culture, and contribute to societies in which our lived experiences are not taken into meaningful consideration.” 

Along with the human rights conference, Global Black Pride 2022 will center human rights and health, to also include festivals, parades, and other cultural events that celebrate Black excellence. GBP will also create a global fund to support organizers and experiences around the globe, including the launch of a scholarship fund. 

The organization looks to announce its location with the approaching week. 

For more information about GBP programs, activities, and events and to connect with leadership, contact info@globalblackpride.org. For breaking news regarding locations, partnerships, talent, engagement, involvement, and so much more, follow @GlobalBlackPride on Facebook, @Global_BlackPride on Instagram, @GlobalBlakPride on Twitter, or visit www.globalblackpride.org!

About Global Black Pride (GBP)

Global Black Pride has the mission to serve as a global platform to celebrate all Black LGBTQI+ diversity and to build a global movement to fight for freedom, liberation, and justice for all Black LGBTQI+ communities across the globe.

Press/ Media Contact:
Gerald Garth, Head of Media & Communications
323-229-5854

info@globalblackpride.org