Out in Ottawa
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Out in Ottawa: May 1–15, 2018

Choice events in the city

Credit: Courtesy Zac Emery

Thursday, May 3

Behind The Scene Presents: Casual Sex Vs Long Term Relationships

Guest presenter Rahim Thawer hosts a workshop where queer guys can consider how to “navigate a complex culture around relationships.” Hosted by Max Ottawa.

6:30pm. 251 Bank St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Friday, May 4

LGBTQ Muslim Social

Queer and trans Muslims are invited to attend a laidback social gathering with friends old and new. Partners and allies are welcome. This event is hosted by Salaam Canada.

6–8pm. Bar Robo, 692 Somerset St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Saturday, May 5

Dyke March Fundraiser

Two parties (Homo Phono and Early to Bed) combine in a dancey, flirty party fundraiser for the 2018 Dyke March. The evening’s music is provided by DJs Justice, yalla!yalla! and del Pilar. The venue is mostly accessible (the front door has no button).

8:30pm–1:30am. Bar Robo, 692 Somerset St W. For more info, visit Facebook.

Sunday, May 6

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

The community comes together for an afternoon of art, music and sharing memories of our loved ones. RSVP to Sonya at 613-238-5014 x253. The venue is accessible.

1–3pm. AIDS Committee of Ottawa, 19 Main St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Love is Love

One of the most succinct and moving ways to express the need for equality is the phrase “love is love.” The Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus puts on a concert that looks at, the billing says, “love from every angle.” You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you may rend your garments.  

3–5pm. Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Monday, May 14

Naked Boys Reading: Transformation and Rebirth

Cute guys strip down and read passages on stage. Curated by Tomek Sysak and hosted by burlesque performer Rhapsody Blue, this edition of the recurring event features first-time and returning readers.

8–10:30pm. Live! On Elgin, 220 Elgin St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Tuesday, May 15

Knotty Fun: An Intro to Rope Bondage

Don’t get all tied up in knots over the complexities of rope bondage. This workshop for beginners covers the basics of bringing rope into your love life. Pre-registration required. The venue is accessible.

7:30–9:30pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. Register and get more info at venusenvy.ca.