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Break the Binary!

Master Cameron Eric Leon alongside An Evening Of Sin are teaming up to bring you a chock full cast of gender bending babes! Expect the unexpected with this one of a kind show that challenges your conceptions of gender through the arts of drag, burlesque, stand up comedy and more! Performers vary in experience, from seasoned pros to […]

Ohmyjam // 6 Year Jamiversary // Pride Party

Saturday August 25th, 2018 The Queer Mafia presents… OHMYJAM to celebrate PRIDE in the 613, OUR 6 YEAR OHMYJAMiversary and to celebrate D-luxx Brown before she heads off into DJ retirement. All the celebrations will going down at this event! OTTAWA’S BIGGEST QUEER JAM HIP HOP, RNB, Dancehall, Reggae, Cheese, Sweaty Grimey Goodness on decks ★ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Doing everything yourself can be a drag

This content originally appeared in Scene, a free newsprint prologue to the National Arts Centre’s Ontario Scene Festival. Scene was created collaboratively by Guerilla, Apt613, and Herd Magazine. Dressed up as a cabaret and performed by the sassy and hopelessly straightforward drag queen Regina, Do I Have To Do Everything My Fucking Self will allow […]