This will be the third annual Global Black Pride event, that highlights Black queerness and the Black LGBTQ community’s past and future contributions to the LGBTQ movement. The hybrid in-person and virtual Black Pride event will feature a human rights conference, resources, workshops, performances, a festival, and a parade. It will also spotlight Toronto’s queer Black community’s history and vibrance over the weekend of July 28-31, 2022.

The event is being coordinated locally by Blackness Yes!  who are also involved with Blockorama at Pride Toronto.  This will be the first Global Black Pride event with an in-person component,which coincides with the Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

The global team is made up of LGBTQ Black activists from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and North America.

British political activist and co-founder of UK Black Pride, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah,  serves as director Rikki Nathanson, Gerald Garth, Kenita Placide, and Monroe France.

For more information about GBP programs, activities, and events and to connect with leadership, contact  For more news regarding partnerships, talent, engagement, involvement, and so much more, follow @GlobalBlackPride on Facebook, @Global_BlackPride on Instagram, @GlobalBlakPride on Twitter.

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