Black LGBTQ2S+ Youth Forum

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, in partnership with BlackCAP, will provide an LGBTQ2S+ Youth Forum to local, Black identified, high school students from Toronto. The forum will take place at the 519 Community Centre (519 Church Street) on May 15, 2018 ​from ​9:00am-2:30pm.


The purpose of this forum is to bring together Black LGBTQ2S+ youth to connect, share, and learn from others in their community. As the first forum of it’s kind for the CCGSD, we want youth to attend, participate, and give us feedback so that we can learn how to better support Black LGBTQ2S+ youth.

We understand the importance of providing knowledge, tools and skills to youth to navigate through their school experiences. Having access to workshops that provide education on inclusivity can help students normalize their feelings, identities and relationships. We will cover topics such as LGBTQ2S+ Terminology, Transgender Inclusivity, Intersectionality, LGBTQ2S+ History and other various topics that cover the intersection of identities in the LGBTQ2S+ community.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jeremy Piamonte, Conferences Coordinator, by email at or by phone at (613) 400-1875.

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a non-profit, community-based organization that serves Toronto’s diverse African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities. The mission of the agency is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities while enhancing the quality of life of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Our approach to services recognizes that holistic approaches are required as we work with people who are living with, or at risk for, HIV. Black CAP is an inclusive space which provides services to a diverse ACB population that includes newcomers, LGBTQ communities, youth, and other at-risk populations. Operating in downtown Toronto.