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.
Prolific author, performer, spoken word artist, social worker, Kai Cheng Thom is coming to Ottawa in support of her latest book and first novel.
Two films on queer love in rural settings make up part of Inside Out’s varied programming.
A new series of DJ workshops aiming to inspire female musicians, Intersessions wants to combat the “good, for a girl” label that many are trying to break.
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 […]
Offering a brief glimpse into the lives of people who identify as LGBTQ in Ottawa, a new video initiative is gaining momentum and it’s not too late to help out. Created by Fangliang Xu, a freelance videographer and photographer based in Ottawa, Identity Blossoming is a project she began last summer after graduating from the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ottawa’s LGBT film festival, Inside Out, runs from October 22 to 25 this year and you’re not going to want to miss the incredible line-up of films by talented writers, directors and actors from all over the world. For titles, check out the festival’s calendar. Apt613 will also be posting reviews of certain films in […]
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 […]
This Friday, the Centretown location of Octopus Books is hosting a launch for a new book that collects the experiences of those who are at the forefront of efforts to improve the lives of trans and gender variant people in Canada. Dr. Dan Irving, an associate professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University, co-edited Trans […]
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 […]