Paddling with Pride: Algonquin student creates therapeutic recreation program to bring queer youth together
Ottawa student launches an inclusive paddling program for 2SLGBTQ+ youth to enjoy summer fun!
Parties and protests as Ottawa celebrates an in-person Canada Day for first time in two years
Canadians protested and partied to mark Canada Day.
Ottawa protestors condemn U.S. abortion decision and note concerns about access to the procedure in Canada
Protestors gathered in downtown Ottawa on Friday afternoon denouncing the U.S. Supreme court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The 25th Hour: Drag Queen Saltina, Shaking It Up
Saltina Shaker is one of Ottawa’s up and coming drag queens. Outside of performing full time, she also advocates for disabilities online.
Shining a light: Trans youth group opens a door to discussion of inclusive sex education
Local transgender youth group SAEFTY recently hosted an online workshop to teach the basics of sex education for trans folks.
Night of storytelling about the impact of HIV/AIDS raises funds for local groups, maintenance of memorial quilt
Storytelling evening brings the truth about living with HIV/AIDS to Ottawa.
Finding queer joy in sober spaces
Sober queer spaces often do the life-saving work of connecting 2SLGBTQ+ folks with community.
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.