Global Black Pride announced its inaugural live event in 2022 after successfully organizing two virtual gatherings in 2020 and 2021, attracting millions of participants. Established in 2020, the organization aims to amplify the voices of Black LGBTQ+ individuals globally while fostering a movement against discrimination.
In a press release, the group disclosed its diverse leadership team, representing LGBTQ+ leaders from various regions such as Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and North America.
Michal Ighodaro, co-founder and president of Global Black Pride, emphasized the organization’s mission to create a platform where all Black LGBTQI+ communities worldwide feel acknowledged and celebrated, while also promoting diversity. The leadership team includes Rikki Nathanson as vice president, Kenita Placide as chief of finance, Gerald Garth overseeing events, media, and communication, and Monroe France as advisory board chair. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder of U.K. Black Pride and a British political activist, will serve as the director of the human rights conference.