Discover the history of Ottawa’s LGBT community through the VLP’s interactive walking tour. Take the tour along Bank Street and visit sites old and new, explore public art initiatives, see archival photographs and watch interviews from some of our…

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…