About Us + Our History

The development of the BGMN is founded in a long history of Black Gay/Queer activism. 

In 2010, The Ontario African, Caribbean, and Black Gay Men’s Summit: Cultures of Sexuality And Black Men’s Health was organized by community leaders. This was followed up in 2018 & 2019 with The African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Same Gender Loving (SGL) Dialogue. At each gathering, ACB gender-diverse men wanted an organization to help them narrate their health needs. In 2020, a group of volunteers developed the BGMN, adding structure to the amazing groundwork already done.

The current and future Steering Committee and volunteers continue to further this work. 

Our Mission

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 who live, play, and work in Ontario, Canada.

Our Goal

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.

Our Pillars

BGMN’s present works is focused on 4 pillars. Read more below