Join us for Pride!
This year the Centre is proud to present a whole week of fabulous PRIDE events. We acknowledge theses events take place on unceded Algonquin territory. With our staff Elder (Sharp Dopler) we will be doing land acknowledgement and reconciliation activities.
Please check out our events below. We also encourage you to check out these fabulous community events:
- the Ottawa march for trans 2 spirit & gender non-conforming people is Aug 25, 2017, more info here
- the Dyke March is Aug 26, 2017, more info here
- See a full list of Pride events on the Capital Pride page here
Pride Week at the Centre (August 2017)
Proud City Official Launch Reception (FREE)
5:30 pm – 7 pm
Whole Foods Market (951 Bank St, Ottawa-Lansdowne Park)
Join us for a the official launch of Proud City! Proud City is a new campaign by Caroline & Valerie, working to identify safe and respectful places in Ottawa. Join us for a night of good food, light refreshments and a chat about the importance of diversity in our community. Whole Foods Market Ottawa will be hosting community & business leaders for a fabulous reception and their launch of their new PRIDE bags.
Speakers to be announced shortly. Please note this event is bilingual and wheelchair accessible.
Pride Art Show (FREE)
open daily 10am-8pm
Byward Market Square, 55 ByWard Market Sq (ByWard Market, Ottawa)
We are proud to feature the work of LGBTQ+ Ontario Artists. Come by and see their stories.
Please note this event is wheelchair accessible.
Big Gay Comedy Show (FREE)
Pub 101, 101 York St, (ByWard Market, Ottawa)
Join us for our annual improv Comedy Show!
Join the event on Facebook.
Pride Boat Cruise! (FREE)
6 pm – 8 pm
Departing from Jacque Cartier Park docks (Gatineau, QC)
In association with Capital Cruises, we are launching our eighth annual PRIDE Boat Cruise. Come out to Gatineau Locks and enjoy a ride on the Rideau River with us! Boarding begins at 6pm sharp.
Please note this event is bilingual and wheelchair accessible.
On board we will have live entertainment and a dessert bar! Enjoy the sights of Ottawa for the river, and celebrate PRIDE with us! Get your tickets here for Free!
11 am – 6 pm
Ottawa City Hall, Billings Bridge Room
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 because they are schedule in for a 5 min time slot.
What is #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE?
#LOVEISLOVEISLOVE is a photography campaign by Adam Zivo that fights homophobia and transphobia by creating relatable images of LGBTQ+ relationships, whether romantic or platonic. We partner up with various Pride Festivals to provide photo booths where community members (and allies) can come by with a partner, friend, or lover and be photographed interpreting the theme “love is love”. The photos are then distributed to participants through social media, where they take on a life of their own.
March with us at the Pride Parade
Sunday August 27th
times to be determined
CCGSD will be marching in the Capital Pride Parade with a unique theme this year to be announced soon.
Come check out the Parade as we march from Gladstone and Bank, up Kent and over Laurier, coming back down to Somerset and Bank. We will also be at the Community Fair prior to the Parade.
For accessibility information please contact Capital Pride.
March with us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org