City builder: Charlie Senack connects with Kitchissippi as the editor of a community newspaper
Charlie Senack is the editor of the Kitchissippi Times and a hard-working journalist delving into issues that affect the residents of this part of Ottawa.
City builder: Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah works to protect and advocate for trans and queer youth
Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah is a queer Ghanaian-Canadian activist and the executive director of the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity.
Ottawa’s queer-owned, queer-friendly businesses spread kindness one sale at a time
Queer owned and queer friendly businesses across Ottawa are working to provide a safe space for all members of the community by promoting inclusivity and diversity.
Inclusive choir Tone Cluster embarks on 30th year as a ‘chosen family’ in Ottawa
Choir members reflect on the 2SLGBTQIA+ choir’s legacy and the importance of designated safe spaces.
Federal warning for 2SLGBTQ+ Canadians headed to the U.S. a small positive step, community members say
Some 2SLGBTQ+ Canadians are rethinking their plans after the federal government advised caution when travelling to the United States.
City builder: Tony Bui works hard to forge communal bonds in Ottawa
Tony Bui uses his personal journey of identity to offer tangible solutions for communal 2LGBTQIA+ safe spaces.
B.C. leads the way with free contraception: Will other provinces follow?
With the B.C. government set to implement their free contraception plan this April, reproductive health activists are leading the push for free access in Ontario.
Drag defenders: Supporters of ‘love’ and inclusivity thwart angry protesters at NAC storytime standoff
A Drag Storytime event at the National Arts Centre was the scene of a protest by the conservative Christian group Save Canada. Counter-protesters pushed back and the event went ahead.
After NAC protest and scuttled parade, Winter Pride celebrates 2SLGBTQI+ unity with Ice Party
Ottawa’s 2SLGBT+ community and their allies celebrated in solidarity at an Ice Party on the Rink of Dreams outside City Hall last Sunday. This outdoor dance party provided the community with a safe space to assemble and party amidst the recent backlash for Winter Pride’s Drag Storytime.
A king of Drag: Ottawa’s Omari B. Johnson has found passion in performance
On Feb. 10, 2023, the National Gallery of Canada is hosting their second annual Queer Black Excellence Showcase in collaboration with Capital Pride to celebrate Winter Pride.
Speaking up: Bid to stop Peterson’s Ottawa talk strengthens activists’ solidarity
Local activists banded together in a bid to block controversial author and speaker Jordan Peterson from holding an event at the Canadian Tire Centre.
Artist creates safe space for creative disability advocacy in virtual event
Sarah Mihara Creagen shared her story about living with Crohn’s disease – a medical condition where the body attacks normal healthy cells – and her journey of finding escapism and relief through studying plants.