The boundaries of free expression are up for debate in the Age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter
An open letter signed by public luminaries in Harper’s magazine has sparked a lively public discussion on the boundaries and limits on free speech. How do Canadian thinkers respond to this debate?
Ottawa’s queer community moves online for Pride 2020 festival
Due to COVID-19, Ottawa’s Pride celebrations will mostly take place online in 2020.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights under fire for systemic discrimination against LGBTQ2S+ community
Pride Winnipeg is re-evaluating its relationship with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights after accounts emerged that the museum hid LGBTQ content upon request.
Close Knit: Traditional skills now part of the fibre of the queer community
Members of the LGBTQ community are turning to fibre arts to express themselves.
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.