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 […]
Hey Ottawa! Don’t know about you but I am loving this heat. It looks like it’ll cool down a bit for the weekend – good news for all the outdoor events happening. Here’s the rundown. Arboretum Festival kicked off last night at St Alban’s Church and moves to Albert Island for the weekend. A fine […]
In its ever-lasting quest to be more fabulous, fantastic and flamboyant than the year before, the Capital Pride Committee is releasing a program that’s edgier than its predecessors. This year’s Capital Pride Festival will kick off at the Museum of Nature. As part of the museum’s popular Nature Nocturne event series, revelers will launch Pride, […]
The Pride Parade happens this Sunday, and there are a ton of happenings to get you pumped up for the main event. Strip Spelling Bee is back at Babylon, Laugh out Proud is happening at Yuk Yuks, and there’s a bowling tournament – and that’s just tonight. Friday, there’s a pantsless party and Cirque Bizarre, while Saturday […]
Weekly News Review: Locals show their pride, try a nouveau rental car on for size, OC Transpo expands double deckers and more!
This year’s pride parade came off without a hitch, and Capital Xtra is calling it one of the most diverse and inclusive local pride events in years. Supporters ranged from eight months to 85 years in age, with the Senior Pride Network showing their colours in full force. A new Ottawa business is positioning itself as a godsend […]
The country wished farewell to NDP Leader Jack Layton this week. OpenFile shares 7 moments, memories and musings of Jack Layton’s Ottawa. After years of opposition by merchants, it appears that Bank St. between Nepean and James may finally be known as the gay village. Mayor Jim Watson and councillor Diane Holmes are currently working […]
It’s interesting, but when I sat down to write this post, it occurred to me that part of the reason I’ve never believed the old saw that Ottawa’s a blase government town is due to Capital Pride. The annual parade is actually one of my formative Ottawa memories – I was walking in front of […]