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Coping With Non-Consensual Sexual Experiences: Insights from Gay, Bisexual, and other Men who have Sex with Men

By Adam Awad / February 28, 2024

Coping With Non-Consensual Sexual Experiences: Insights from Gay, Bisexual, and other Men who have Sex with Men In a new study from the University of Ottawa’s Department of Psychology, researchers Raymond McKie, M.Sc. (Ph.D. Candidate), Jeremy Oueis, B.A. (Hons) (Ph.D. Student), and Elke Reissing, Ph.D. took a closer look at the non-consensual sexual experiences of…

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Updates from Acting Executive Director

By Khaled / October 17, 2020

Greetings, While I understand that these are unprecedented times, I sincerely hope you are staying safe, connected and finding support in ways that are meaningful. From isolation and stress to financial insecurity, the pandemic has certainly affected all of us in a number of ways. I’ve seen the numbers and it is assured that the…

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By Khaled / September 3, 2020

Wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer, and social distancing aren’t the only ways you can take charge of your health. For the GBTQ2 community, COVID-19 hits close to home, reminiscent of the spread of HIV almost forty years ago. It was a shapeless power that stigmatized an entire community. In the first five years, the…

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Stronger Together

By Khaled / August 21, 2020

New health services during COVID-19 We recognize the need for increased access to MAX’s community programming, particularly for vulnerable segments of GBT2Q guys into guys during the pandemic.  Over the past few months, MAX Ottawa has launched new programs and services to address community mental health, harm reduction support, and healthcare access for older adults…

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Pride 2020/Fierte 2020

By Khaled / August 13, 2020

MAX’s Staff and volunteers share what Pride 2020 means to them! Le personnel et les bénévoles de MAX partagent ce que la Fierté 2020 signifie pour eux !  Mat Adams shared… Pride 2020 has been an opportunity to reflect on how we are able to connect even though we are apart. We developed fun and…

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Dasa and Jason are members of the organizing community for Dragonfruit Collective, based in Ottawa, Canada. Dragonfruit aims to showcase Queer Asian performers, movies, and artists, and as well as to provide an inclusive and safer space for LGBTQ+ folks in the Asian community to mingle and have fun. Contact: Instagram: @dragxncollective

The (In)existence of LGBT Asian Spaces

By Khaled / May 23, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many have returned home to self-isolate with their loved ones and families to prevent further spread of the virus. Home to many of us is where we feel safe and loved, but to LGBT+ folks, and especially those who are B/I/PoC, the feeling of an accepting and caring home may be…

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Blog post banner: Building Community, One Dice at a Time written by Martin Lee, he/him, about his community maximizer project Dungeons and Daddies.

Daddies and Dragons!

By Khaled / May 6, 2020

Building Community…One Dice at a Time! As a young queer man, I spent a large portion of my time surrounded by straight friends in high school. One of the activities I remember fondly was playing dungeons and dragons (D&D), but it was never something that the other gay guy in school wanted to do. I…

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New Mental Health Support for Guys into Guys During the Pandemic

By Khaled / April 29, 2020

MAX Ottawa launches new mental health program to better address the needs of GBT2Q guys amid the COVID-19 public health crisis. As of next week, guys into guys can begin to schedule appointments for peer support sessions with volunteers who will provide a listening ear, as well as referrals and resources as appropriate, in both…

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Récapitulation de SMASH 2020

By Khaled / March 20, 2020

Mon nom est Robin (pronoms il/lui) et j’en suis à ma première année de bénévolat pour Max Ottawa. J’ai eu la chance d’assister pour la première fois cette année, à l’édition 2020 de SMASH, le Sommet francophone sur l’action pour la santé des hommes GBTQ. Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas l’événement, SMASH est organisé…

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Santé et COVID-19

By Khaled / March 17, 2020

Alors que les responsables de la santé publique nous donnent davantage d’indications sur la gestion des risques et des symptômes liés à l’infection par COVID-19, n’oublions pas de prendre soin de notre santé globale. Sur cette page, vous trouverez des ressources et des conseils sur la manière de prendre soin de votre santé et de…

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