After the year we’ve had, we could all use a good night of celebrating.

Inspired by the bright lights of disco and the legends of the New York City ballroom scene, come celebrate the incredible achievements of Canada’s LGBT+ community, hear stories from some of our fearless LGBT+ leaders, and enjoy an evening of fabulous entertainment. The 6th annual Black and White Gala takes place in Toronto on Friday November 19, 2021. Presented by the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

      This Year’s Performers


      Talented rapstress, professional contemporary ballet dancer, and Canada’s Drag Race royalty, Ontario’s own Lemon is gorgeous, hilarious, and sour as hell. From the cover of Vogue Brazil and New York Fashion Week to her viral rap verse on Come Through, the hit single from fellow Drag Race alum Priyanka, Lemon is making her mark not only on the world of drag, but worldwide.


      A four-time Juno Award winner and Billboard Dance Chart topping vocalist, Toronto-based Simone Denny’s powerhouse vocals drive a prolific list of songs beloved around the world, including You’re A Superstar, Broken Bones, and TV’s original Queer Eye For The Straight Guy theme: All Things (Just Keep Getting Better). Beyond music, Simone is now branching out into extended run theatre performances, TEDx Talks, body positivity promotions, fashion modelling, and now hosting her own weekly Instagram celebrity chat show Simone Denny Live.

      Deluxe Gala-At-Home Package

      For those who wish to attend the event virtually, a Deluxe Gala-at-Home Package containing some fun and exciting products from LGBT+ businesses to help you celebrate from home will be available at checkout, including:

      • A gift certificate from Skip the Dishes

      • A bottle of wine to celebrate the evening

      • Assorted products from LGBT+ entrepreneurs and makers

      Please see ticket options for details.

      Friday, November 19, 2021, 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM ET

      Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto, 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto, ON M5J 3A6

      About the Author

      Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.