LGBTQ+ reimagining of A Midsummer Night’s Dream met with standing ovation on last night of show.
“This show is a lot about love. It deals with themes of LGBTQ+ issues, but more than anything this show is about people not being honest with each other.”—Sam Dietrich, leading man in TotoToo’s production of Torch Song Trilogy.
We need to demand that Capital Pride acts as a platform to lift injustice from the shadows, educate the public, and put civil rights back to the forefront of political discourse.
The workshop, which took place on March 4, was hosted by Sam Whittle, a registered social worker and the owner of Venus Envy Ottawa. Whittle is a queer woman herself and has dealt with intimate partner abuse in the past, making it an issue close to her heart.
When someone feels like they don’t belong or have been marginalized in society, all they really want is someone to show them that they are not alone. As our society continues to leave out and brush aside those who don’t fit the norm, many people are turning to alternative media that they can find comfort in. This is where zines come in.