Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

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Phyll Opoku-Gyimah
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah at the Global Gay Rights event at the Southbank Centre in London on 9 March 2014
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah at the Southbank Centre in March 2014
Phyllis Akua Opoku-Gyimah

November 1974 (age 44)
Islington, London, England
OrganisationUK Black Pride

Phyllis Akua Opoku-Gyimah (born November 1974),[1] also known as Lady Phyll,[2] is a co-founder, trustee and executive (formerly managing) director of UK Black Pride,[3] which "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."[4] Opoku-Gyimah sits on the Trades Union Congress (TUC) race relations committee and is currently trustee of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights charity, Stonewall.

With Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon, she is the editor of Sista!, an anthology of writings by LGBT women of African/Caribbean descent with a connection to the United Kingdom, released by Team Angelica Publishing in 2018, which includes work by 31 writers, including Yrsa Daley-Ward and Babirye Bukilwa.

Opoku-Gyimah publicly refused an MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours.[5]

Awards and recognition[edit]


  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  2. ^ "The IoS Pink List 2012". The Independent. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Phyll Opoku-Gyimah", UK Parliament Week.
  4. ^ "Phyll Opoku-Gyimah", UK Black Pride.
  5. ^ Broomfield, Matt (5 January 2016). "Black lesbian activist Phyll Opoku-Gyimah turns down MBE in protest at LGBT persecution by 'colonial regimes'". The Independent. Retrieved 11 May 2018.

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