During the weekend of August 17-19, 2018, the Inaugural Bham Black Pride weekend took place. Events held throughout the weekend were an Opening Banquet at the Double Tree Hotel, an Award Ceremony for advocates to the Bham Black Pride community, and a picnic at Bessie Estelle Park.
Over 500 people from across the state of Alabama, and other states like Louisiana, Virginia, and New York participated in the the first Bham Black Pride events.
Christopher McCummings, one of the Bham Black Pride organizers mentioned, “We needed a black gay pride to manage the ramifications of racism and bigotry. It’s so important that we come together, love on each other, so that everyone can see that and be supportive of the LGBTQ community!”
Back row: Patrick Packer, Jeff Nixon, Nettie Carson-Mullins, Anthony Williams, Christopher McCummings Front row: Samantha Hill, Sequoia Edi, Karina Harris, Tori Wolfe-Sisson Photo Courtesy via Tony Walker
Christopher McCummings, Rhonda Lee, Amy Robinson, Tony Walker at the Opening Banquet for Bham Black Pride. Photo Courtesy via Tony Walker
Reunion of the Former staff of UAB’s Birmingham 601 Project. (Pictured l-r): Travonte Moten, Anthony Williams, Patrick Packer, Lashun Calhoun, Rodney Green. Photo Courtesy via Tony Walker
Amy Robinson, Alvin Logan, Rhonda Lee. Photo Courtesy via Tony Walker.
Derrick Steverson in Bessie Estelle Park at Bham Black Pride Picnic. Photo Courtesy via Tony Walker
Amy Robinson and Rhonda Lee at the Opening Banquet for Bham Black Pride. Photo Courtesy via Tony Walker