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1999-present Kiss group formed in London. Support and social group for lesbian, bisexual and questioning women of South Asian, Middle Eastern and North African descent. Kiss is part of Naz Project London. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Black British Lesbian Timeline
2001 - Present The Safra Project is a resource project on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual & transgender women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally. UK based with stakeholder groups in London and Birmingham. 2003 Red Threads published by Diva Books in UK. Among other things, photographers Parminder Sekhon... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Black British Lesbian Timeline
Thanks to everyone who has been spreading the word and for the suggestions of things to add to the update. I am aiming to add further entries in a couple of weeks so please keep going through your old diaries, papers and the recesses of your memory... I'd love to... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2010 at Black British Lesbian Timeline
The basis for this blog is the chronology printed in Valerie Mason-John & Ann Khambatta's 1993 book 'Lesbians Talk Making Black Waves'. The herstory of Black British lesbians is being lost. Our books are out of print and our memories are not always being shared. My aim is to update... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Black British Lesbian Timeline
1990 Orientations group for lesbians and gays of Chinese and South East Asian descent (London). Sixth International Lesbian and Gay People of Colour Conference (London) attended by 300 people from all over the world. 1991 Black Lesbian Group (Nottingham). Black Lesbian and Gay Group (Manchester). Black Lesbian and Gay Helpline,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Black British Lesbian Timeline
1986 April Camden Lesbian Centre/Black Lesbian Group (London) granted planning permission for the country’s first lesbian centre. Lesbian and Gay Unit, the first in the country, set up in Haringey (London) and employs Black lesbian workers. 1987 March Challenging Heterosexism in Our Communities conference (London) co-organised by Black Lesbian and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Black British Lesbian Timeline
1980 OWAAD second conference held over two days and attended by 600 women. 1981 Gay Asian Group becomes Gay Black Group (London). Later becomes Lesbian and Gay Black Group and founds Black Lesbian and Gay Centre project. Peckham Black Women’s Group (London) formed to include women of African and Asian... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Black British Lesbian Timeline
1978 Brixton Black Women’s Group (London) takes up the idea of establishing a Black Women’s Centre in London. February Organisation of Women of Africa and African Descent (OWAAD) launched as an umbrella national Black group. Winter OWAAD becomes Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent. Folded 1982. First conference... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Black British Lesbian Timeline
I have used ‘Black’ in the same way that the Lesbians Talk book has. The definition they worked with is that of the London Black Lesbian and Gay Centre who defined those who are ‘Black’ as being “descended (through one or both parents) from Africa, Asia (i.e. the Middle East... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Black British Lesbian Timeline
Thank you to Valerie Mason-John and Ann Khambatta for giving me permission to reproduce part of their book. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Black British Lesbian Timeline
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Apr 23, 2010