About Us

The Black Gay Men’s Network of Ontario is a centralized hub for same-gender-loving men of African, African diaspora, Afro-Latino, Caribbean and Black identities, operating from Toronto as an independent and autonomous entity.

Our goal is to provide cultural, intergenerational and mentorship opportunities, leadership, self-development and empowerment as well as activism support aimed at improving the lives of Black queer people in Ontario.

Click on images below to get involved in your area of Looking for ways to get involved? Learn more about our 4 committees!

Our Team

Contact us – email: bgmnotario@gmail.com


Connecting with Courtnay

Courtnay McFarlane is a Jamaican-born visual artist, poet and spoken word performer whose work has been published in several African Canadian and Queer anthologies including: Fiery Spirits, and Voices: Writers of African Canadian Descent, Word-up, and Plush. He co-edited, along with Douglas Stewart, Debbie Douglas, and Makeda Silvera, the Sister Vision Press publication Ma-Ka Diasporic Juks: …

Getting Familiar with Garfield

Garfield Durrant is the Men’s Prevention Coordinator at the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP). He has served in this role since 2011 and is responsible for the development and delivery of prevention interventions specifically focused on African, Caribbean and Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (ACBMSM). Garfield has supported …


Highlighting our own Black gay talent