Out in Ottawa
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Out in Ottawa: May 16–31, 2018

Choice events in the city

Credit: Courtesy Swirl and Twirl

Thursday, May 17

Voices for Women’s Health 2018

Women living with HIV, service providers, clinicians and researchers come together to discuss women’s health. This annual forum includes panels on cis and trans women’s health and youth mental health concerns. Registration is required. For more information, contact claire@aco-cso.ca.

8:30am–3:30pm. Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St E. For more info, visit Facebook.

Saturday, May 19

Jocks ’n Socks

Here’s your chance to see the sexy folks from the Ottawa Wolves rugby football club dance in nothing but their jocks and socks. This dance party is not only hosted by the Wolves, but features a sexy performance by them. DJ Kitty Funk provides the soundtrack for the evening.

10pm–2am. Babylon, 317 Bank St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Sunday, May 20

Sunday Bear Brunch

Burly men and their admirers enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet for $19.99. The menu includes omelettes, croissants, French toast, bacon, eggs, waffles, roast beef, mussels, salad and more. To make sure there’s space for you, click “going” on the Facebook event page or email ottawabearevents@gmail.com. The venue is accessible.

11am. Tucker’s Marketplace Restaurant, 61 York St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Wednesday, May 23

GOV’s First Annual General Meeting and End of Season Party

Gay Ottawa Volleyball holds its first-ever annual general meeting to approve a set of constitutional by-laws and elect its first board of directors, followed by an end-of-season party. Everyone welcome (free for members, $5 for guests). Questions about the nomination process should be directed to nominations@govleague.ca.

6:30–11:30pm. Royal Oak, 188 Bank St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Thursday, May 24

Swirl and Twirl

This RBC-sponsored food and drink (wine and beer) tasting event funds local queer charities in the Ottawa area. This annual event has raised more than $100,000 for causes including Capital Rainbow Refuge and the Lambda Foundation. Organizers say tickets will go fast, so buy them ASAP.

7–10pm. Horticulture Building, 1525 Princess Patricia Way. For more info, visit Facebook.

Friday, May 25

Queers and Beers: Capital Pride Edition

The upcoming National Capital Pride Run launches at a special edition of Queers and Beers. This special edition of the Queers and Beers party features a silent auction and raffles. You can also register to run or walk this Pride. This is also a fundraiser for Bruce House, which supports people living with HIV.  

6–11pm. Mill St. Brew Pub, 555 Wellington St. For more info, visit Facebook.

Saturday, May 26

Sexy Toys 101

What is it and where do I put it? This workshop aims to help novices learn about “pleasure anatomy” and get familiar with the ins and outs of vibrators, butt toys, dildos, penis toys and more. Everyone is welcome. Registration required. The venue is accessible.

9:30–11:30pm. Venus Envy, 226 Bank St. venusenvy.ca