Grindr has partnered with a number of Black LGBTQ community organisations to help present the second annual edition of Global Black Pride later this month.
This includes ‘Global Black Gay Men Connect’ (GBGMC), the founders of Global Black Pride and a movement that aims to empower men to “foster resilience against oppression” and create a platform for the community have their voices heard.
The event is based around the theme of ‘What About Us’ and will be hosted virtually on Grindr’s YouTube channel from 11:00am – 8:00pm EST on 18th June. There is also due to be a small in-person gathering on the same day in Los Angeles.
Alex Black, Grindr’s Director of Marketing, said in a statement: “We’re so excited to partner with Global Black Pride on the second annual Black Pride Event.
“We are always looking for new ways to empower and improve the lives of the LGBTQI people across the globe, and we look forward to celebrating the Black LGBTQI community with an incredible lineup of speakers and performers from around the world.”
Co-founder of Global Black Pride Micheal Ighodaro added that the past year was the “deadliest on record for trans and gender nonconforming individuals”, with hate crimes and HIV disproportionately affecting ethnic minorities.
The event also sees the launch of the Pride 2021 Artist Fund, an initiative that will be distributed to artists and speakers participating at this year’s event.
Last week, Grindr was unveiled as the new kit sponsors of French rugby club Biarritz Olympique for the 2021/22 season. The deal is believed to be worth $1.2 billion per season and will help increase inclusivity and acceptance across the sport.
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