Plans for LGBT Purge monument met with mixed reactions by community
The announcement of a national monument to commemorate decades of government-sponsored discrimination against LGBT people in Canada is receiving mixed reactions by some in the community.
Winterlude Fire and Ice Festival transforms Bank Street on a cold day
The Fire and Ice Festival on Bank Street had more ice than fire this Saturday, with temperatures dropping to -25ºC.
Out of the shadows: Ottawa’s drag kings stepping forward
Bright lights flash and the crowd screams for the entertainers who take centre stage in Byward Market’s The 27 Club, ready to perform their practiced lip syncs. Drag King Master Cameron Eric Leon entices the crowed with his high energy performance, causing the crowd to cheer for an encore. Drag…
Downtown LGBTQ+ hub deepens knowledge of Indigenous tragedy
Kind Space, a downtown LGBTQ+ community centre, believes education is needed for the public to understand the implications of the report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. That’s why they have organized regular readings of chapters of the national report.
Spice celebrates a year of success for marginalized performers
Spice, a collective that hosts performance arts events for performers form marginalized communities, celebrated one year of success on Sept. 21.
Capital Pride announces changes to summer festival, dry events, and more
Capital Pride is making changes to its annual summer festival after consultations with community members.
LGBTQ2S project wants to bring students and seniors in Ottawa under the same roof
By connecting mature students with senior citizens, a homesharing pilot project will connect students seeking affordable rooms to rent with seniors living alone.
Finding level ground: Accessibility in Ottawa’s LGBTQ+ spaces
Disabled members of Ottawa’s LGBTQ+ community face challenges of accessibility to clubs.
Anniversary celebrations causing divide in Ottawa’s LGBTQ+ community
Members of the LGBTQ+ community in Ottawa are divided over how to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. Some are celebrating, others are protesting.