NEWS: ‘Proud City’ campaign asks Ottawa’s inclusive spaces to show off

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'Proud City' campaign asks Ottawa's inclusive spaces to show off Organizers say window or door stickers let LGBT people know where they won't be judged By Andrew Foote, CBC News Posted: Jul 30, 2017 5:26 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 31, 2017 9:15 AM ET Read the article here or below A new campaign is setting up LGBT-friendly businesses and community spaces in the Ottawa area with "Proud City" stickers to let people know where they can go to feel safe and supported. The Ottawa-based Canadian ...

Locker Room Talk

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The CCGSD's Brandon (Sports Inclusion Coordinator) was featured in blog. Check it out here or read below: Locker Room Talk: How do you make sure the locker room remains a safe, inclusive space for the team as a whole? The locker room is sometimes seen as a sacred place for teammates – a place where “what is said in the locker room, stays in the locker room”. Although this thought process could lead to athletes feeling open enough to talk freely, it can also lead to a mult...

Prescott-Russell Pride Picnic

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Le français suit. Hey Folks! Team Education Coordinator Eliot here. How’s your summer treating you?  You’d think the summer would be a slow time for Team Education, but things don’t ever seem to cool down at the Centre (and not just because our office has horrible air conditioning….). We’ve been hard at work on revamping some of our workshops and rebuilding our volunteer program--did you hear about that? We need you! Click here to learn more. Sometimes though, we at the Centre have the ...

Proud City

The Centre for Gender & Sexual Diveristy is excited to launch: Proud City! Proud City is an invitation to businesses, community organizations and spaces to identify as positive spaces for LGBTTQ+ persons. Positive spaces are spaces that seek to create inclusion and respect for LGBTTQ+ people. This campaign is organized by the CCGSD.  The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) intersectionally promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or...

Pink Agenda

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Today we call on all those across Turtle Island fighting for equality and justice to expand and protect the rights, needs, and liberation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex, asexual, two-spirit, and gender nonconforming people everywhere to engage with us to promote this agenda. Read The Pink Agenda here. As we celebrate 12 years of action in federal, provincial, municipal and local politics, we recognize that our privileged position in Ottawa has allowed us to have successful conversa...

Join the LGBTQ2+ Service Providers Network

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The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity is excited to extend you an invitation to join the LGBTQ2+ Service Providers Network. Sign up here: As a member of the LGBTQ2+ Service Providers Network, you will receive a monthly update with resources from other service providers, grant and funding opportunities, and LGBTQ2+ news.  You will also be able to share personal stories, achievements, and resources to be shared wit...

Natasha Longpré Nadeau

Natasha Longpré Nadeau (she/her/ elle) is the Office Manager/ Directrice de bureau for the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity/ Centre canadien de la diversite des genres et de la sexualite. She is from Timmins ( in the Great White North, hometown of the one-and only Shania Twain), but grew up and currently resides in Ottawa. She is of Metis descent, and proudly supports the Indigenous community.   Bullying, discrimination, and hate crimes are present in high schools, an...