Ottawa Xtra

Refugee support group pulls out of Vancouver Pride parade over police and border guard concerns

31 July 2017 - 8:32pm
Pride Society co-chairs say they support Rainbow Refugee’s decision

This fiery Montreal drag queen celebrates her 30-year-career this summer

31 July 2017 - 2:40pm
Mado Lamotte is one of the city’s most iconic performers

Why it’s important to get the facts right about being undetectable when you’re HIV-positive

31 July 2017 - 1:57pm
The science has proved that being undetectable means you can’t transmit the virus to a sexual partner, so why are HIV-positive men still facing stigma?

Generic PrEP is here — but don’t get excited yet

28 July 2017 - 8:18pm
Teva’s rollout of generic tenofovir is a small step in the right direction

Toronto police set up special task force to investigate missing gay men

28 July 2017 - 5:52pm
But are not stating there’s a connection between Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman

I roleplayed as a door-to-door canvasser to fulfil my client’s desires (Part 1)

28 July 2017 - 4:42pm
It was hard to be serious when my client’s apartment looked like a bag of leprechauns exploded

Trans tweets, transmission and Star Trek

28 July 2017 - 3:45pm
Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

Can we guess your underwear style by how you celebrate Pride?

28 July 2017 - 3:11pm
Take the quiz to find out

‘I’ve never experienced anything like this’: how queer people are losing loved ones to Vancouver’s fentanyl crisis

27 July 2017 - 8:29pm
A little kit of naloxone is no longer enough, says queer support worker

Trudeau government must condemn Trump’s trans military ban: NDP

27 July 2017 - 6:47pm
‘We have to stand up against discrimination where we see it, even when it’s our closest ally,’ NDP LGBT critic Randall Garrison says

Out in Toronto: July 27–Aug 2, 2017

27 July 2017 - 2:51pm
Choice events in the city this week

Hanlan’s Point, Toronto’s clothing-optional beach, is re-opening soon

27 July 2017 - 1:17pm
The Toronto Islands have been closed for over two months due to flooding

Out in Vancouver: July 27–August 2, 2017

26 July 2017 - 10:26pm
Choice events in the city this week

Waiting for gender-confirming surgery in Ontario? The wait may get shorter next year

26 July 2017 - 5:27pm
But barriers will remain, says one trans advocate in Sudbury

Vancouver police force finally passes new trans policies

25 July 2017 - 2:50pm
A year and a half past deadline but a step in the right direction, say trans activists

Pro-Putin conductor Valery Gergiev scheduled to perform in Toronto this November

25 July 2017 - 2:15pm
An LGBT advocacy group is asking Roy Thomson Hall to cancel the performance

Blood donation, adoption troubles and Texas trolling

25 July 2017 - 12:17pm
Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

Meet the man behind Toronto’s dance party for LGBT Middle Easterners

21 July 2017 - 12:59pm
From being a homeless teen to an Episcopal priest to founder of Arabian Knights LGBTQ, Kerolos Salieb knows the importance of self-love and community

Meet the man behind Toronto’s dance party for LGBT Middle Easterners

21 July 2017 - 11:28am
From being a homeless teen to an Episcopal priest to founder of Arabian Knights LGBTQ, Kerolos Saleib knows the importance of self-love and community

NDP leadership hopeful Niki Ashton pledges to fight transphobia, gender-based violence through government action

21 July 2017 - 9:58am
Pledging $500 million of federal funding devoted to a national strategy

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