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Oh Manada!

BoylesqueTO, Canada’s premiere all-male burlesque troupe, will perform its signature show Oh Manada! in Ottawa at Maverick’s on Friday, June 28th! In this cheeky (pun intended) cabaret revue that has been thrilling North American audiences since 2010, the boys of BoylesqueTO will strip down all of your favorite Canadian icons and slather them with maple […]

St. Patrick’s Eve w/ The Queer Mafia

ELECTRONIC. DANCE. MUSIC. with Rio Festarini and Kimberly Sunstrum featuring Rebecca, DeeDee and Dale from the PepTides Doors open at 11pm Admission $8Partial proceeds towards Ten Oaks Project Ottawa Wolves Rugby Football Club ++++++++++ The Queer Mafia http://thequeermafia.com/ Babylon Nightclub http://www.babylonclub.ca/ Rio Festarini https://soundcloud.com/riofestarini Kimberly Sunstrum https://kimberlysunstrum.bandcamp.com/ The PepTides https://www.thepeptides.com/ Ten Oaks Project http://www.tenoaksproject.org/   Ottawa […]

Sausage Party: A Fabulously Phallic Fundraiser

Master Cameron Eric Leon and An Evening of Sin Present: “SAUSAGE PARTY” Make a mundane Tuesday night unforgettable with the zaniest and wildest acts that Ottawa has to offer from some of its most talented drag and burlesque performers! Your sides will be splitting, your voice will be hoarse, and you will never see a […]

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 […]