Sex Salon: Call for Proposals

The Sex Salon is a monthly speakers series organized and hosted by graduate students from the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, and meets on the last Wednesday of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST.

We are currently seeking proposals for this coming year! To submit, complete the form online at Any further questions and inquiries can be sent directly to

About the Sex Salon

The Sex Salon is a monthly speaker series hosted on the last Wednesday of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST. The aim is to collaboratively build a space to exchange ideas, make art and community, and create dialogue around gender and sexual diversity, 2SLGBTQIA+ organizing, and the development of critical sexuality studies.

We seek to ensure that the Sex Salon serves queer and trans communities in the Greater Toronto Area and are committed to cultivating spaces that challenge the traditional boundaries of academia. For examples of past events, you can view a select archive online at


Sex Salon is offered as a hybrid model based on the proposal submissions. Applicants will be able to request their event as in-person or online via Zoom. In addition to traditional academic presentations, events can take the form of artist talks, community roundtables, panels, workshops, film screenings, artistic installations, and other forms of community-based knowledge dissemination. We especially encourage QTBIPoC folks, community organizers, under/graduate students, artists and 2SLGBTIA+ community organizations to contribute to our series.


Sex Salon is committed to reducing barriers, and is committed to securing supports such as ASL interpretation, captioning, safety mechanisms, etc.


The Sex Salon has a small budget to offer honorariums. Honorariums will be prioritized for speakers who do not have direct funding from an institution, organization, and or grant, (e.g. community organizers, artists, and grassroots collectives).