Flag-raising marks Pride Festival milestone at Carleton
The Pride Flag was raised at Carleton to kick off the first institutionally funded Pride Festival
Advocacy groups call on city to make Ottawa safer for trans people
Groups are urging city council to take a stand against hate directed at trans people in Ottawa. So far no reaction of note.
Huge gap in services for transgender newcomers, community workers in Ottawa say
Staff at local organizations say existing services in Ottawa often fail to centre trans newcomers’ intersecting identities.
For LGBTQ+ Arab youth finding identity and acceptance is a complex struggle
LGBTQ+ Arab Canadians face many hurdles in finding acceptance of their sexuality.
Capital Pride is underway with virtual and in-person events highlighting #WeStillDemand
Capital Pride 2021, running from Aug. 22 to 29, celebrates Ottawa’s LGBTQ2 community with virtual and in-person events.
Trans Canada Project gives transgender and non-binary people a platform to share their stories
The Trans Canada Project was started by Kelly Schwab and Cary Scott earlier this year to share stories of trans and non-binary Canadians.
Political issues and COVID-19 fuelling rise in hate crimes in Ottawa in 2021
Ottawa police statistics show a 33 per cent rise in hate crimes so far in 2021.
AIDS turns 40: Hope for the future after decades of sorrow and stigma
Forty years ago the world was learning about a condition called AIDS. Today, during a pandemic, there is new hope that science can offer better treatment.
Anglican parish disappointed by Petawawa council decision to not raise Pride flag
Five Anglican ministers are expressing disappointment with the recent decision by the Petawawa town council to not fly the Pride flag because of a 23 year old municipal resolution prohibiting such public displays. The ministers from the Parish of the Valley made their point about Resolution 11 in an open…
Pride flag won’t fly in Petawawa because of Resolution 11, council decides
The Town of Petawawa about 90 minutes west of Ottawa has rejected a motion to fly the Pride flag.