Leather, rubber and the Peace Tower – Ottawa Pride


As summer wound down in Ottawa, the Capital Pride parade made its way down Wellington Street past the Supreme Court and Parliament buildings.



The NDP was out in full force.

Ottawa NDP MP Paul Dewar.

The Liberals had a strong showing.

The Ontario Young Liberals gave out green condoms with the slogan: “The Environment needs protection and so do you.”


Tim Campbell, aide to Vancouver Liberal MP Hedy Fry.

Penny Collenette, the candidate for Ottawa Centre.

Deb Pearce from 103.9 Proud FM, Toronto’s gay radio station.

Ottawa college communications teacher Bradley Mosely-Williams.

All sorts of groups were represented, including the Wabano Centrefor Aboriginal Health.

The fetish crowd.


Local artists.

The local gay hockey group is seen here under Stephen Harper’s office (no word yet if they’ll make it into his book on hockey).

A reading group.

Engineering students. 


Roller derby girls!


The Christian groups had some great signs.


Camp Ten Oaks added some camp realness  to the campy parade.


Marcus McCann, Capital Xtra!’s Managing Editor and Associate Publisher.

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