Ottawa-Gatineau LGBTQ Election Debate


Election debate thing (1)The AIDS Committee of Ottawa, Kind*, Ten Oaks Project, The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, & Gender Mosaic PRESENTS the Official Candidates Debate on LGBTQ Issues for Ottawa-Gatineau hosted by 26th ANNUAL ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

Paul Dewar, Catherine McKenna, and Tom Milroy tackle issues affecting LGBTQ youth and communities across Canada on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the National Gallery of Canada at 7:30pm.

We are proud to present Canada’s only 2015 Candidates Debate focusing on LGBTQ issues, featuring representatives from the Ottawa Centre riding: Paul Dewar (NDP), Catherine McKenna (Liberal), Tom Milroy (Green), and a candidate from the Conservative Party (to be confirmed).

This debate is critical for the Ottawa-Gatineau community. Unlike regional debates, this event speaks to the needs of LGBTQ communities, discussing issues like trans rights, HIV criminalization laws, the blood-ban, support services for youth at risk, and community-based educational programs to raise awareness.

Moderated by Dawn Moore, President of Ten Oaks Project, the debate takes place on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:30pm at the National Gallery of Canada, following the Ottawa premiere at 6:00pm of The Year We Thought About Love, a documentary about an LGBTQ youth theatre troupe in Boston.

The Year We Thought About Love | Directed by Ellen Brodsky | United States | 2014 | 68 min
With wit, grace, and attitude, a diverse troupe of LGBTQ teens transforms their personal struggles into theatre for social change. Ellen Brodsky’s documentary is an inspiring portrait of youth demonstrating the power of living a life honestly and out loud.

Following the debate, the OWFF program continues with Landfill Harmonic, a moving documentary about the young musicians of Paraguay’s Recycled Orchestra, at 8:45pm.

If you would like to reserve your space at the film or the debate, visit oneworldfilmfestival.ca or follow the ticket link above. RSVP on Facebook here.

You can also watch the Vancouver LGBTQ debate here.