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Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of UK Black Pride, and Head of Campaigns at the largest civil service trade union. Here she tells 1000women about recognising intersectionality and learning to love your authentic self. In anything that leaves people disadvantaged, marginalised, or depressed,

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What gives Black LGBTQ+ people around the world the strength to survive, considering the struggles they often face? Black sexual minority populations in Europe, the US and Canada often have to contend with racialised homophobia and conflicting cultural norms. Those living in countries that are predominantly

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Yvonne is a single lesbian mother who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia over two decades ago. She now works for charity Thames Reach, and has also worked as a gay rights campaigner for more than thirty years. I’ve been a lesbian since I left school. I

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