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Capital Xtra Hero Awards 2010

Celebrating heroes of Ottawa's queer community

There were some pretty wicked things that happened in 2009.

The Dyke March committee put together one of the best-organized marches to date, rain be damned. Mr Leather Ottawa had one of its feistiest weekends ever. Philana Dollin unleashed the Sexual Overtones on Ottawa. The Ten Oaks Project began a leadership camp for teens and 20-somethings. The Village Committee started mounting rainbow flags on local businesses.

We came together to fight the criminalization of HIV, to end the harassment of sex workers, to fight funding cuts to arts and festivals, work that still continues.

And on Feb 12, we celebrated those projects and more.

Click on the image below to see photos from the event. Photos by Paul Galipeau.

THE RESULTS:

Read full bios on the nominees page

Frankie Chaloner
Winner, Youth Activist of the Year

Jean Yves Bénard
Nominee, Youth Activist of the Year

Julia Cieslukowska
Nominee, Youth Activist of the Year

Philana Dollin & Sexual Overtones
Winner, Achievement in the Arts

Dan Valin
Nominee, Achievement in the Arts

Voices of Venus: Faye Estrella & Allison Armstrong
Nominee, Achievement in the Arts

Shanghai Restaurant
Winner, Business of the Year

Second Cup: Grant Cobb and Michael Murka
Nominee, Business of the Year

Wicked Wanda’s
Nominee, Business of the Year

Jenn Farr
2010 Editor’s Choice Award Recipient


George Hartsgrove
Winner, Lifetime Achievement Awards


T Eileen Murphy
Winner, Lifetime Achievement Award

Zaheen K
Winner, Political Activist of the Year

Karen Cocq
Nominee, Political Activist of the Year

Martin Krajcik
Nominee, Political Activist of the Year

Bill Renaud
Winner, AIDS Activist of the Year

Michael Burtch
Nominee, AIDS Activist of the Year

Brigitte Charbonneau
Nominee, AIDS Activist of the Year

Shelley Taylor
Winner, Community Activist of the Year

Ottawa Knights
Nominee, Community Activist of the Year

Brendan James McGovern
Nominee, Community Activist of the Year