What’s coming up this Pride weekend in Ottawa

Trans march, Sunday’s parade, and creating spaces for queer people of colour

Graham Robertson, Editor

The celebrations are well underway for this year’s Pride week in Ottawa, and if you haven’t yet checked out what’s going on, we’ve got all the details on the hottest events happening this weekend.

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Capital Pride profile: Kaeden Seburn, co-founder of SAEFTY Ottawa

Youth marshal hopes to “get back to the roots of Pride,” connect with young trans people

Graham Robertson, Editor

Finding spaces run by and for trans people can often be a challenge here in Canada’s capital. Many existing support groups and centres tend to be facilitated by cisgender people who aren’t equipped to provide adequate resources or effectively answer questions pertaining to trans health care, specifically for youth.

To remedy this, a group of trans youth in the community, including nineteen year-old Kaeden Seburn, founded Support and Education for Trans Youth (SAEFTY) last October, Ottawa’s first support group by and for trans youth.

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Trans Day of Remembrance to provide community space of mourning

Event reminds Ottawa to reflect on high rate of violence against transgender people

Savannah Awde, Editor

Though some may think of events around transgender rights as rallies or protests, the Trans Day of Remembrance stands in contrast as a space of mourning and reflection.

On Monday, Nov. 20, Ottawa’s annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will return to the capital. Organizer Fae Johnstone emphasizes that this is primarily a day for trans folks to mourn through vigil, but also for cis folks to engage with the broad range of issues facing trans communities.

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