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 […]
On July 9th, Venus Envy hosted the debut book launch for Metonymy Press, a Montreal-based publishing house created and maintained by Oliver Pickle and Ashley Fortier. This was my first time attending one of Venus Envy’s many events, and it was a welcome sight to see that they had packed a full house. And, to […]
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 […]
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 & […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last week, Ottawa Capital Pride revealed its theme for the 2016 edition of the Festival, and it is nothing short of a royal flush. Gender-neutral bathrooms are a salient point of current LGBTTQ+ dialogue, but their direct implication in daily life extends far beyond LGBTTQ+ communities: it touches every single person. The 2016 Ottawa Capital […]
See Vivek Shraya at the Ottawa International Writers Festival, October 23rd and 24th.
Tasseomancy, which is twin sisters Romy and Sari Lightman, have announced their first leg of their North American tour, which lands in Ottawa on November 24 at Le Temporaire.
At Venus Envy, Carly Boyce, a visiting workshop leader from Toronto, will be leading a workshop called “Suicide intervention for weirdos, freaks and queers: Helping our friends who sometimes want to die maybe not die.”
Two films on queer love in rural settings make up part of Inside Out’s varied programming.
Prolific author, performer, spoken word artist, social worker, Kai Cheng Thom is coming to Ottawa in support of her latest book and first novel.
Not everyone who plays with fire gets burned, but in Nathan Burgoine’s Triad Blood, Curtis, a young wizard, is getting tired of things around him combusting.
Saturday October 21st, 2017 OHMYJAM [ Y’all Primpin ] OTTAWA’S QUEER JAM of JAMS Hip Hop / RNB / Dancehall / 90s / Reggae Presented by The Queer Mafia BIIIIIIG TUNES COMING YOUR WAY! ★ Sammy Rawal [Yes Yes Yall] ★ Philippe (Formerly Phil V) [Big Primpin / Yohomo / Fit / Tapette] ★ D-Luxx […]
Free! Donations gratefully accepted for Manajiwin, the body-positive and LGBTTQ+ safe fitness space, offered by Kind and the Odawa Native Friendship Centre Facilitated by Grounded Turtle Yoga This class welcomes those who are new to yoga, and those who are more experienced. We have one single-stall bathroom where people are welcome to change before or […]