Capitalizing on capital pride

Companies consistently take advantage of what’s “in,” whether its body positivity, mental health, or gay rights, and at the end of the day, they are the only ones who profit. The LGBTQ+ community, as with other minority groups, deserve more than a weekend to celebrate their right to exist in the world.

Capital Pride proudly growing

Unlike previous Pride festivals in Ottawa, which have have been smaller and had limitations, this year saw performances take stage on both weekend nights, the expansion of community engagement, and also a project to increase youth participation.

You can’t have a rainbow without a little rain

The street was lined with an array of businesses, banks, political parties, and charitable organizations—like the Foundation for Wellness Professionals of Ottawa—all standing in solidarity and support for the promotion of LGBTQ+ rights.