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Courtnay McFarlane

Courtnay McFarlane is a Jamaican-born visual artist, poet and curator. His literary work has been published in several African Canadian and Queer anthologies. A long-time activist in Toronto’s Black LGBTQ communities, he was a founding member of 80’s and 90’s groups and organizations which were forerunners for providing voice and visibility to Black LGBTQ issues. In 2019, he created Legacies in Motion: Black Queer Archival Projects and curated its first exhibition. Legacies in Motion utilizes material and embodied archives to share stories of Black queer lives and histories. In his other life Courtnay is Director of Child Youth and Family Services at Regent Park Community Health Centre.