One World Film: Abu

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The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Abu-a film by Arshad Khan at the One World Film Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:30pm in the Saint Paul University in the amphitheatre. We are proud to be funding the attendance of the filmmaker, who will be saying a few words and answering questions. Gay-identifying Pakistani-Muslim filmmaker Arshad Khan examines his relationship with his devout Muslim father in a courageous exploratio...
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Be in the picture!

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The Centre for Gender & Sexual Diveristy is proud to partner with the #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE campaign for Pride Ottawa. We invite you to join us at Ottawa City Hall (Billings Bridge Room) on Saturday, Aug 26 from 11am-6pm and have your portrait taken (and added) to this Canadian effort to create inclusive spaces.  No registration is required. Simply show up for a free portrait. Please note we will be also taking photos of city councillors. As such, they may get push ahead of the queue be...
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Out of the Shadow: Subversive Voices on Resistance to Racism, Resilience, and Queer Futurity

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An evening of research & discussion with Dr Sulaimon Giwa, Assistant Professor Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Social Work Thurs, June 29, 2017 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 251 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON In the shadow of hegemonic ideals of Whiteness in gay/queer men’s communities lie subversive voices of gay men of colour yearning to breathe free. The rich tapestry of their lives have, to date, been narrowly defined through the biomedical discourse of HIV/AIDS. Despite their lives...
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The Ghomeshi Effect

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The Ghomeshi Effect is a verbatim dance-theatre piece that tackles sexual violence in Canada, particularly how it is handled in the justice system, through an edited series of documented interviews, and uses dance to inform and interrogate the language used in the discussion of sexual violence. The hashtags #BeenRapedNeverReported and #IbelieveLucy emerged as countless people shared powerful stories of their own unreported sexual assaults. The outpouring of support was dubbed “the Ghomeshi ef...
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Leeds Grenville (Brockville)

Dare to Stand Out is a series of national conferences, brought to you by Jer’s Vision, that work with youth to address issues surrounding homophobia and transphobia in their schools and communities. The best part is that participants will walk away with tools and resources to take back to their schools and communities. Dare to Stand Out Brockville Youth Diversity Conference focuses on youth engagement, diversity, and youth issues, and is generously co-organized by City Councillor Leigh...
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Alberta (Leduc County)

Dare to Stand Out is a series of national conferences, brought to you by Jer’s Vision, that work with youth to address issues surrounding homophobia and transphobia in their schools and communities. The best part is that participants will walk away with tools and resources to take back to their schools and communities. 
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