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Theme and Programme for Global Black Pride 2022 Announced!


“Honouring our Past, Securing our Future” has been announced as the theme for this year’s Global Black Pride, scheduled to take place from July 27-31 in Toronto, Canada.

The theme “is a testament to our principles of being unapologetically Black in our positioning, where we are committed to collectively and courageously working for freedom and justice for all Black LGBTIQ people,” Global Black Pride’s Vice President Rikki Nathanson said.

Founded in 2020, Global Black Pride is the first global Pride event that brings together Black LGBTQI+ communities across all continents to celebrate culture and diversity, providing a space for activists and organizations to engage and reflect.

The 2022 edition will be our first ever physical programming done in partnership with Toronto-based Blackness Yes! as well as Pride Toronto, which organizes the annual Pride festivities, and Global Black Pride.


Date Event Purpose
July 27 Opening Ceremony In collaboration with City Councilors, the Mayor’s Office and Black communities to kickstart Pride and show the importance of community partnership involvement and leadership engagement.


July 28-29 Human Rights Conference A coming together of human rights defenders and activists across the globe to respond to the violence, discrimination and exclusion that have harmed Black people and people of color who identify as LGBTQI+.
July 29 Night Out of Town Explore Toronto! Visit and network with local Black-owned spaces in Toronto with evening activities, social experiences, and other festivities at local Black owned businesses and shops.
July 30 Marketplace and Healthzone This outdoor street market will provide a space to celebrate, connect, and support the rich and wide artistry and creativity of Black LGBTQI+ entrepreneurs and artists where participants can display, sell, and promote their crafted goods and services.
July 31 Blockobana Organized by Blackness Yes!, Blockobana is a closing party of the weekend, a day music and arts Festival where LGBTQI+ African, Black and Caribbean people celebrate cultures free from homophobia, transphobia, and anti-Black racism.
July 31 Closing Ceremony The closing ceremony will be an opportunity to culminate with the many grassroots organizations, institutions, community leaders and activists alongside political thought leaders and decisionmakers closing the week of Global Black Pride.


Global Black Pride has also announced that a scholarship programme will be released in the coming weeks to support activists and advocates, especially from the Global South, to participate in this year’s event. Applications will be received from our website:

Application for individuals from across the globe to participate in Global Black Pride 2022, will be open in the coming week. For more information contact

We are pleased to offer a limited number of presenting and naming opportunities. Partners will be listed across all promotional materials and have exclusive activation opportunities during these events. For more information or to create your custom package, contact Marisa at


Note to Editors

For all media inquiries, please contact Global Black Pride or @globa_blackprideon Instagram. For more information on partnerships or to create your custom package, contact Marisa at

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