This second location of the Honey Dew was also known in the 50s and 60s to be a safe spot for queers, particularly gay men, to pop into while cruising up and down Bank Street. Drag legend and icon Peaches Latour described the cruising scene on Bank…

Carmen is a Franco-Ontarian feminist, who, for almost three decades, has purposefully bridged different social movements in Canada and internationally. Carmen's history of accomplishments in the Ottawa LGBT community includes significant roles with…

John Duggan grew up on an Ontario farm, moved to Ottawa in 1970 and became involved in Gays of Ottawa (GO) in 1974. At GO, John worked tirelessly on the peer-counselling, public education, and political action committees; wrote for GO’s newspaper (…

When Kerry Beckett moved from Smiths Falls, a small town just outside Ottawa, in the 70's, she was already an out dyke. According to Kerry, back then there was no doubt about how to find like-minded women... she found a softball game and joined. She…

Alex Munter was the national capital region's first openly-gay elected representative. First elected in 1991, he served four terms as a local councillor in Ottawa. He represented Kanata, chaired council committees responsible for health and…