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General Idea exhibition at Ottawa’s National Gallery of Canada on until November 20. 2022

posted Friday, June 3, 2022

by: in Activism, Art, Events, Featured Events, Ottawa, Queer

The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) presents the most comprehensive retrospective exhibition of General Idea to date, on now until November 20, 2022. Challenging both the art world and the world at large, General Idea (1969–1994) remains one of the most influential artists to have emerged from Canada. Together, Felix Partz (1945–1994), Jorge Zontal (1944–1994) and […]

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OH CANADA! Canadian LGBTQ Music Artists You Need To Know

posted Wednesday, August 25, 2021

by: in Dance, Entertaining, Events, Fashion, Lesbian, Montreal, Music, Ottawa, Pride, Queer, Streaming Online, Television, Theatre, Toronto, Trans, Vancouver

Music will forever flourish. But music hasn’t always been the most accepting or space space for marginalized communities. In truth it still isn’t. Historically many artists have been encouraged to hide or remain silent about their sexuality and gender identity. And the opportunities for our Queer Trans BIPOC community members has been extremely limited. But […]

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LGBTQ2+ National Monument to be built in Ottawa – design competition now open

posted Friday, October 30, 2020

by: in Activism, Ottawa, Queer

After conducting extensive consultations and planning, the LGBT Purge Fund unveiled plans to build a LGBTQ2+ National Monument in Ottawa, that will memorialize discrimination against LGBTQ2+ people, including the period known as the LGBT Purge. The monument site will be located at the northeast side of Wellington Street near the Portage Bridge, next to the […]

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Inside Out announces 30th Anniversary programming – Oct 1 to 11, 2020

posted Wednesday, September 9, 2020

by: in Drag, Events, Family, Featured Events, Film, Lesbian, Online Events, Ottawa, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Inside Out has revealed their full film lineup for the 30th annual festival, with a streaming platform that will showcase 150 films and nine episodic series, representing 30 countries. The festival will take place online for anyone in Ontario and with special drive-in events from October 1 to 11. Audiences will be able to customize […]

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Five Questions with Capital (Winter) Pride, Festival Director, Christian Garceau

posted Friday, February 1, 2019

by: in Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Ottawa, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Trans

theBUZZ had the opportunity to connect with Capital Pride Festival Director, Christian Garceau, to find out what’s being planned for the organization’s first-ever WinterPride, taking place in Ottawa, Feb 6 to 10, 2019. 1. How did the initial concept of WinterPride come about? Capital Pride adopted a mandate in 2018 to create more programming for […]

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Princess Diana: 20 Years Later

posted Thursday, August 31, 2017

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Entertaining, New York City, Ottawa

It’s hard to believe that today marks the 20th Anniversary of the tragic passing of “The People’s Princess,” Diana Francis Mountbatten-Windsor. Her life and legacy is a powerful one, full of love and light, but it’s also a very turbulent one, full of secrets and scandal. No matter, people everywhere loved Princess Diana, and she […]

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Trans Day of Remembrance Across Canada – November 20, 2016

posted Thursday, November 17, 2016

by: in Activism, Events, Featured Events, Montreal, Ottawa, Queer, Toronto, Trans

The Trans Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender or anti-transsexual hatred or prejudice. Events are held internationally in November to honour transgender and transsexual people who have died through violence. The Trans Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes. The […]

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The Stooges documentary “Gimme Danger” opens Nov 4, 2016 (Includes Review)

posted Monday, October 24, 2016

by: in Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Film, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto

    Gimme Danger is one Rock Doc not to be missed! Director Jim Jarmusch has cleverly intertwined candid interviews and concert footage, along with significant memorabilia pieces, cultural references, and animation. It’s the story of “the greatest rock and roll band ever”, or so we are told as the film opens. The Stooges truly were pioneers […]

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