Wednesday November 27, 2013

Get tested - why not?There may be minimal or no symptoms but Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV), a sexually transmitted infection (STI), is on the rise amongst men who have sex with men in the Ottawa/Gatineau area.

Read more: STI cases on the increase: Ottawa Public Health alert public


daretostandout typeqCanada’s two-day Stand Out Service Providers Summit on June 26 and 27 at Ryerson University in Toronto is making history by providing the LGBTQ-A community with the opportunity to network and create a strong imprint nationally.
This important summit is the first of its kind and a key factor to the cohesive working of all LGBTQ-A service providers nation-wide.

Read more: Making LGBTQ-A issues Stand Out: Canada’s first Service Providers Summit


bistudy typeqA new research study that explores the experiences and mental health needs of bisexuals has been launched by Re:searching for LGBTQ Health team. The team is part of the Health Services and Health Equity Research group in the research department of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Read more: Looking beyond queer myopia: Assessing health care of bisexuals


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If you’re looking for a drive this weekend, consider taking in Brockville’s second annual Pride parade this Saturday July 21.

This small town’s Pride day has a family focus. It began last year when Brockville youth, of all sexual orientations, came together to plan the inaugural event, a pride walk.

Read more: Brockville flies the rainbow flag: Town celebrates second year of pride


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Glasses of wine, hand crafted beers and gourmet snacks were put aside for dollars and cents at Swirl and Twirl’s cheque presentation at RBC Royal Bank of Canada on July 18th.

Read more: Swirl and Twirl reaches cocktail high: RBC holds cheque presentation

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November 14th - 16th

Hailed as an international treasure following his singular contribution to the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, Akram Khan returns to Ottawa with DESH

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