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The Black Queer Youth Initiative (BQY)
BQY is a safe and social open space for Black, Multiracial, African/Caribbean youth under 29 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual and questioning. Come chill, learn how to take up space, go on outings, create zines, attend workshops and just socialize with other youth! 

We meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, from 6.30-8.30pm. The meetings are located at 333 Sherbourne Street, 2nd floor (just south of CarltonSt.)

For more information Please contact:
Lorelei King :  Coordinator (416) 324-5083 ; bqy(at)sherbourne(dot)on(dot)ca 
Stay tuned to the website for upcoming BQY workshops and events!

BQY: celebrating people of Color and Black peoples' trials and accomplishments!

A celebration of liberation for our Black Queer Youth, in a new year of projects and partnerships

BQY is presently working on a new Initiative to archive 'The Living History of Black Queer Youth'. BQY is also working on a new website. Stay tuned for updates!

We still meet every Wednesday evening @ 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

BQY has been meeting regularly since May of 2002.

Cassandra Lord, Virma Benjamin, Elisa Hatton, Kareem Brown, Trevor Gray, Michèle Clarke, Jason Sinclair and Keith Cunningham M.J. Rwegina!

BQY is a determined, motivated and insightful group of talented young people.

BQY takes pride in acknowledging and supporting:

House of Munro, House of Pink Lady and

the fabulous KIKI BALLS!

BQY Coordinator-Lorelei KING
BQY Facilitator- Adam Benn
BQY Co-Founder - Cassandra Lord
Click Here to Download the BQY Zine | PDF


Alphabet Soup
Bill 7 Award
Fruit Loopz
Pink Ink
Pride Prom
Trans_Fusion Crew
Alphabet Soup