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2020 Black & White Gala

Nov 5, 2020 | Online
November 5, 2020 7:00 pm - November 5, 2020 9:30 pm
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CGLCC Presents: ‘The Show Must Go On

The theme for this year’s event is ‘The Show Must Go On’. We can’t think of a more appropriate theme to describe the strength our community continues to display in the face of an immensely challenging year.

With COVID-19 still at large, we are taking things online this year with our first-ever virtual Gala. Join us to 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.

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Event Details

7-8:30 PM ET – 5th Annual Black & White Gala

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM ET – Official After Party hosted by DJ Ace Dillinger

Silent Auction

Click here to begin bidding on our list of fantastic auction items including:

  • 2 return tickets in economy class courtesy of Air Canada
  • A getaway for 2 to Colombia courtesy of Visit Colombia
  • A luxury weekend staycation for 2 courtesy of the W Toronto (Opening Early 2021)
  • A $500 travel voucher courtesy of Out Adventures

Deluxe Gala-At-Home Package

If you have purchased our Deluxe Gala-At-Home Package, click the links below for instructions on redeeming your SkipTheDishes gift card:


via SkipTheDishes mobile app

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to see a list of sponsorship opportunities.

Our Emcee

Martha Chaves
Martha Chaves is an LGBTQ- Hispanic-Canadian award-winning comedian, actor, activist, and playwright.
She is a regular in the comedy circuits in North and Latin America, and during these trying times of the plague, a regular on Zooms all over the world.

Martha has been featured multiple times in all the prestigious festivals in Canada: Just for Laughs, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Comedy Halifax, and the We are Funny That Way, LGBTQ+ festival. She’s a regular host at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. She has hosted the CGLCC Black and White Gala two years in a row.
Martha Chaves


With her genre-bending music style inspired by icons like Stevie Nicks, Donna Summer, Cher and Sade, this Canadian-born singer-songwriter has taken the industry by storm and is set to make her CGLCC debut at our first ever virtual Black & White Gala.

With Performances By

Making herstory as the first ever Indo-Caribbean queen to take the inaugural crown for true North strong and fierce, the winner of Canada’s Drag Race will make her CGLCC debut at our first ever virtual gala!
Scarlett Bobo
A fusion of golden era and pop icons of the 21st century, Scarlett has wowed audiences across the world with her fancy footwork and impeccable charm on Season 1 of Canada’s Drag Race!
Scarlett Bobo
Brandon Ash-Mohammed
Making appearances at prestigious festivals such as Field Trip Festival, Just For Laughs Montreal, and JFL42, Brandon was recently named a Breakout Artist of 2018 by Now Magazine and Comic To Watch in 2019 by CBC, and his debut album Capricornication is the first comedy album ever released by a gay black Canadian.
Brandon Ash-Mohammed
Ilona Verley
Recently featured in Vogue Magazine, Ilona is known for her enigmatic drag style and ability to dazzle audiences through her art and expression, and is the first Indigenous and two-spirited queen to appear on Canada’s Drag Race.
Ilona Verley

Special Appearances

Rick Mercer
Comedian, television personality, author and recipient of over 25 Gemini Awards for television writing and performance, this national icon will be making a special appearance at this year’s awards!
Rick Mercer

Official After Party Hosted By

DJ Ace Dillinger
Having played some of Toronto’s biggest events and most recently (2019) Montreal’s Moonshine, Toronto-based DJ & radio show host Ace Dillinger has a knack for taking your favourite tracks and seamlessly mixing them with her favourite Club, R&B, or House track finds. Her biweekly ISOradio show “Dilly’s Dose” is the perfect example of how versatile her sound is while allow you to immerse yourself in her creative soundscape.

In addition to being a member of the growing circuit of local DJs, in 2019 Ace became the resident DJ & music coordinator for BIPOC queer focused party
DJ Ace Dillinger