Ottawa Xtra

Out in Vancouver for Pride: Aug 3–8, 2017

2 August 2017 - 7:48pm
Choice events for Pride weekend

Same-sex marriage illustrates how Canada got it right on rights

2 August 2017 - 4:10pm
While it’s important to recognize the gaps in our struggle for equality, the moment we take our achievements for granted, we risk losing them

Blyss Nightclub shuts its doors eight months after opening

1 August 2017 - 4:15pm
‘Business needs support from the community to exist,’ says owner Harry Singh

Nigerian arrests, branding and backbenchers

1 August 2017 - 11:33am
Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world

Out in Ottawa: Aug 1–15, 2017

1 August 2017 - 11:00am
Choice events in the city

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