Wednesday, Jan 4
Queer Trans Youth
The holidays can be a difficult time for many people, especially those who are depressed or anxiety-ridden, so this peer-led support group helps queer and trans youth (no older than 25 years) get the encouragement they need. It’s a safe space focused on discussion and fun activities.
7–10pm. Kind Space, 222 Somerset St. kindspace.ca
Tuesday, Jan 10
The Big O!
Start the year with the resolve to have bigger, better and more frequent orgasms. This workshop is all about giving women tips and techniques for having multiple orgasms, G- and P-spot orgasms, bigger orgasms, and more, more, more orgasms. Includes discussion of the available toys and tools. Everyone welcome. Registration required. For more information, contact email@example.com.
6:30–8pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. venusenvy.ca
Wednesday, Jan 11
Sing With Us
Tired of Grindr? Why not join a choir instead! The Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus is looking for new members. So long as you can sing, want to meet new people and identify as male, you’re welcome to join. No audition is required — just sign up and start preparing for the spring concert. This low-pressure event is designed to introduce people to the choir and give them the opportunity to sign up.
7–9:30pm. Anglican Church of St John the Evangelist, 154 Somerset St W. For more info, visit Facebook.
Thursday, Jan 12
Queer Cooking Club
Armed with cooking accoutrements of various descriptions — whisks, rolling pins and measuring cups perhaps — men gather to prepare a meal. One of Centretown Community Health Centre’s (CHC) Gay Zone events, this casual cooking class is a great way for men to learn a little more about cooking and to socialize with other guys. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:30pm. Centretown CHC, 420 Cooper St. For more info, visit aco-cso.ca/gayzonegaie.
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars Book Launch
Kai Cheng Thom launches her exciting first novel, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir about a girl (who happens to know kung-fu and is a pathological liar) runs away from an oppressive home in search of love and sisterhood, and ends up in a vigilante gang of warrior trans femmes called the Lipstick Lacerators.
7:30pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. venusenvy.ca