News

Capital Pride Launches First-Ever WinterPride

February 6, 2019

Capital Prides invites the National Capital Region to show their pride during Winterlude; with a week of brand new programming, performances, learning opportunities and activism. Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride launches its WinterPride today, taking place February 6th through 10th, co-produced in partnership with Canadian Heritage and Winterlude (Capital Experience). WinterPride will honour the 50th…

Read More

Capital Pride Announces First-Ever “WinterPride”

December 13, 2018

For immediate releaseThursday, December 13, 2018 Following the region’s largest Pride festival yet in summer 2018, Capital Pride teams up with Canadian Heritage and Winterlude to co-produce 5 days of winter programming including a march commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexual acts in Canada. Ottawa, Ontario – Capital Pride announced today it…

Read More

World AIDS Day: Capital Pride continues to be committed to...

December 1, 2018

On World AIDS Day, December 1, Capital Pride reiterates its commitment to creating spaces where all LGBTQ2+ people are safe and accepted – including those living with HIV/AIDS. HIV and AIDS is a global epidemic that disproportionately affects members of the queer and trans community. In Canada, there are approximately 63,110 people are living with…

Read More

Capital Pride committed to working to end transphobia in...

November 20, 2018

Trans Day of Remembrance is a day to mourn and commemorate people who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. Capital Pride grieves the pain of members of our communities who are subject to trauma, oppression, illness, abuse and harassment. In Canada, more than one third of trans youth report being physically threatened or injured…

Read More

Capital Pride hosts its annual Pride Parade, including a...

August 26, 2018

Ottawa – With the 2018 Capital Pride Festival approaching its final day, members of the media are invited to attend the 2018 Pride Parade. The event will include over 150 groups, including community groups, sports teams, embassies, local businesses, and many other groups. There will be a large marching procession, including floats, vehicles, live music,…

Read More

Capital Pride launches its biggest Pride Weekend ever,...

August 25, 2018

Ottawa – As Capital Pride launches its 2018 Festival Weekend, members of the media are invited to attend the festivities. Capital Pride Festival Weekend will launch, with its first-ever two day music festival across three different stages featuring iconic performers, legendary drag superstars and a street fair spanning the entire Gay Village.   What: Capital…

Read More

Capital Pride hosts its annual Pride Pageant, featuring...

August 23, 2018

Ottawa – With the 2018 Capital Pride Festival in full swing, members of the media are invited to attend the 2018 Capital Pride Pageant. The event will include local drag performers competing for the titles of Ms., Mr., and Mx. Capital Pride 2018, while host Kiki Coe and DJ Ash Gauthier keep things moving, along…

Read More

Capital Pride launches its biggest Festival ever, Mayors...

August 20, 2018

Ottawa – As Capital Pride launches its 2018 Festival, members of the media are invited to attend flag raising ceremonies where Pride Week will be proclaimed. Mayor Jim Watson and Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin will raise the Pride flag in Ottawa and Gatineau, respectively. What:            Flag raising ceremonies launching the 2018 Capital Pride Festival Date:  …

Read More

Capital Pride announces recipients of 2018 Community...

August 11, 2018

In June 2018 Capital Pride established a pilot project to enhance community events and programming during the 2018 Festival. Community groups and groups of people were invited to apply for funding to support programming that furthers one (or more) of Capital Pride’s objectives: education, advocacy, connection or celebration. Additionally, applicants organizing events or programming that…

Read More