Phyll Opoku-Gyimah at the Southbank Centre in March 2014
Phyllis Akua Opoku-Gyimah
November 1974 (age 44)
|Organisation||UK Black Pride|
Phyllis Akua Opoku-Gyimah (born November 1974), also known as Lady Phyll, is a co-founder, trustee and executive (formerly managing) director of UK Black Pride, 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." 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.
Awards and recognition
- Independent on Sunday Pink List, 2011 (64), 2012 (11)
- Black LGBT Community Award
- Big Society Award nomination (2012)
- World Pride Power List (2012)
- "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
- "The IoS Pink List 2012". The Independent. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
- "Phyll Opoku-Gyimah", UK Parliament Week.
- "Phyll Opoku-Gyimah", UK Black Pride.
- 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.
- Opoku-Gyimah at National Union of Students, Black History Month trailblazers.
- Biography at the South Bank Centre
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