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In August 2005, three Black lesbian women organised a social outing to Southend on Sea, which quickly grew to several bus loads of women travelling together to celebrate their identities. At those gatherings, discussion made it clear that a space was needed for queer, trans and intersex people of colour (“QTIPOC”) to come together and celebrate their identities, borne out of dissatisfaction with the inclusion and representation of QTIPOC in mainstream LGBTQIA spaces. In 2006 a steering committee was formed and UK Black Pride officially debuted on 18th August 2006. 
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