British Columbia will be the first province to introduce a new HIV test following the results of a BC Centre for Disease Control study. The study, conducted over four years, found Nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) improves the diagnosis of early or acute HIV infection.
NAAT can detect if a person has contracted the virus in less than 14 days after they have been exposed.
It’s the weather for folks who love leather. This weekend Ottawa’s leather community will play host to Mr. Leather Ottawa, an annual competition that toasts all thing leather, fetish and kink.
You may remember Elizabeth Bruce as the diminutive singer with the distinctive voice who performed at Dyke March this past August. A songwriter whose lyrics straddle the serious and the absurd, she sat down to chat with typeQ contributor Allison Armstrong about her second album, The Silent I Know, which launches on Friday Nov. 1.
[photo credit Diane Bruce]
It’s that time of the year, when queer moviegoers sync their calendars and social media buzzes with chatter and tweets about the pending cinematic sex scenes – it’s the Inside Out Festival – Ottawa’s queer film festival.
Pierre Lapointe ~ NAC
Pierre’s latest disc, PUNKT, released in February 2013, has sold more than 25,000 copies and was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Prize. Click here for details.
Mama to a sixteen year old and a six month old, Dawn Moore is filling her entire adulthood with parenting. An academic by day and wannabe country queer by night, Dawn and her wife are raising their family in the wilds of Quebec. Read Gayby Mama's Blog Posts