Yvonne describes the ‘burnout’ some activists have experienced trying to make queer spaces more welcoming for people of colour.
Wendy remembers being invited to a writing group and dealing with her difficult childhood and the death of her brother by writing ‘Jellybabies’, an autobiographical play performed in Bradford.
Ajamu X talks about his upbringing in Huddersfield, his nights out in the area as a young queer black man, and his work and study on the subject of black/queer archiving.
Axelle talks about the impact of going to Queer Migrant Takeover in Leeds, and how it felt to be in the majority for once.
Vanessa reads her poem, which challenges myths and stereotypes about bisexuality.
After being forced to leave Cameroon because of his sexuality, Epie came to Leeds and started to feel at home.
Samra talks about challenging ideas about homosexuality in Africa and the importance of activism coming from a place of love.
Olivia talks about acknowledging her identity as black and queer and the difficulties she faced in coming out to her Caribbean dad.