Events

Upcoming Events

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BGMN Talks Drug Use

How do you party with the girls?

Join BGMN for a private, in-person peer discussion about all the ways substance use impacts our lives. David Collins to moderate a holistic, harm reduction, and pleasure informed discussion.

October 23rd at 6 pm

Location Band Gallery (19 Brock Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 2K9)

This will be a safe space open to Black gay and other same-gender loving men. 

Free Event. Refreshments provided. 

Past Events

Join us on Aug 12 for a discussion with Community-Based Research Centre as we discuss findings among Black same-gender-loving men from the Sex Now Survey. Panelists will delve into the lived experiences of ACB queer men as they relate to the survey results.

The Next Selection of BGMN’s Talkin’ Books book club is Memorial by Bryan Washington

The discussion will take place Sunday July 25th at 5-6:30pm EDT.

You’re invited to celebrate BGMN’s 2nd Anniversary!

In partnership with Dine & Lime and KasheDance

2021 marks the second anniversary of BGMN! Help us celebrate along with Dine & Lime, an event providing space that provides support, increases networking & amplifies the voices of Queer Black people.

Join us on Sunday, June 20, 5- 6:30pm for Talkin’ Books: Sweetness Fuh Pride

Who are the Black queer authors that have given you joy? Join an intimate reading circle and share a short passage from a novel or poem that inspires Black queer joy. This will be a fun, communal gathering.

To add some sweetness, come with your favourite treats (no judgement) as we gather for Pride!

Hosted by: Neil Armstrong.

Panelists: Lance T. McCready, Courtnay McFarlane, Christopher Smith

The next selection for BGMN’s Talkin’ Books book club was Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali’s memoir ‘Angry Queer Somali Boy’. The discussion took place on Sunday, May 30th at 5 pm EDT. Watch the full discussion on Youtube

For all the book lovers, the next selection for BGMN’s Talkin’ Books book club is the novel Augustown by Kei Miller. The discussion will take place next Sunday, April 25th at 5pm EDT. Hosted by: Neil Armstrong

Panelists: Lance T. McCready, Courtnay McFarlane, Christopher Smith

You’re invited to a conversation with the Black Scientists’ Task Force on Vaccine Equity to address questions, concerns and issues specific to the Black queer community. This conversation acknowledges the history of medical racism and the nuances that exist for us as Black same-gender-loving men in relation to the COVID-19 vaccines. The panel will cover issues around vaccination for people living with HIV and access to vaccines given our community’s unique vulnerabilities. Sign up on Eventbrite to join the conversation this Saturday, April 17th from 2-4 pm!

Join us on March 21st for Talkin’ Books, BGMN’s new book club. Our panel will discuss The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. We have 4 signed copies of the book available for 4 lucky attendees. Hosted by Neil Armstrong. Panellists will be Courtnay McFarlane, Dr. Christopher Smith, and Dr. Lance McCready.

Join BGMN on February 26 @ 7:30pm for a conversation with Robert Jones, Jr. about his best-selling debut novel The Prophets

Join us for JOY- Care Edition
This holistic wellness workshop features guest panelists and Q&A. This fun and engaging session will have everything you need to JOY in taking care of your total self.

Make sure to register – https://bit.ly/3nj4Qa4

BGMN Presents: A series featuring, profiling and supporting Black Gay Men. These events are open to ALL, the hope is to highlight our stories, concerns, loves and needs. To celebrate, give voice and advocate for individuals and the community at large.

This series is set to include a Live-stream Concert, Drag Performance, DJ Dance Party and Discussions on Love, Sex, Health and more…We look forward to sharing and engaging with you all and hope that you will spread the word.