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1971 {Ottawa’s queer beer launch}

Join us at Dominion City Brewery for the launch of the fourth edition of ‘1971’. Our annual collaborative beer release with the amazing beer makers and Clover food | drink. The beer is named in honour of the We Demand protest; the first public demonstration for LGBTQ+ rights in Canada. There’ll be a dozen taps […]

Interview: Queering613’s Dillon Black (Part 2 of 2)

Queering613 describes itself as “a volunteer-run grassroots community love project committed to connecting LGBTQ+ folks to Ottawa’s queer & trans cultures, organizations & issues. We want to be a community space for connecting, getting together, making, amplifying & learning about Ottawa’s LGBTQ loves & faves, its exciting happenings & the issues nearest & dearest to our […]

Interview: Queering613’s Dillon Black (Part 1 of 2)

There’s a new queer collective in town, and they’re combining activism and advocacy with fun and glittery social get-togethers. Queering613 describes itself as “a volunteer-run grassroots community love project committed to connecting LGBTQ+ folks to Ottawa’s queer & trans cultures, organizations & issues. We want to be a community space for connecting, getting together, making, amplifying & […]

Theatre world premières, queer history, & vintage costumes: all in one place!

Mer Weinhold is an Ottawa-dwelling writer, editor, book reviewer, and costuming enthusiast. You can follow them on Twitter. Ottawa has a vibrant theatre scene, comprising a multitude of venues hosting shows, troupes and companies performing them, and programs of study producing new actors, playwrights, and stage managers. From Centrepointe to the Shenkman, and many places […]

Sex, power & politics in Inside Out opening feature: The Girl King

Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki’s The Girl King gives a modern rendering of Queen Kristina’s unorthodox sexual appetites and socio-political vision for Sweden in the middle of the 17th century. The natural body and the body politic collide as the young Queen goes counter-current and attempts to bring educational reforms while trying to end the Thirty […]

Candidates to set the record straight on LGBTQ issues

The One World Film Festival, an annual documentary film festival that focuses on social justice, human rights and environmental issues, is wading into the political fray with a candidates’ debate on topics affecting LGBTQ communities.  The event promises to see where some of Ottawa’s federal candidates stand on “trans rights, HIV criminalization laws, the blood-ban, support […]

Tru Love opens the upcoming InsideOut Film Fest

This light romantic film is also a definite tearjerker if you’re sensitive or oblivious to foreshadowing. It’s the story of three women whose lives intersect serendipitously and intertwine to bring about credible character change. The heart does crack open through heartbreak; if you’ve never experienced this kind of loss, then you may not fully understand […]