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Sexual Health Testing Services in Ottawa

By MAX Ottawa / June 15, 2020

Dear Dr. Etches,  First off, on behalf of MAX Ottawa, I wish to extend my sincere gratitude for the work and great efforts you and the rest of the Ottawa Public Health team have expended to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our communities in these challenging and unprecedented times. It has been a…

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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: dragonfruitevent@gmail.com Instagram: @dragxncollective

The (In)existence of LGBT Asian Spaces

By MAX Ottawa / 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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Daddies and Dragons!

By MAX Ottawa / 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 MAX Ottawa / 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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MAX Celebrates 2020 National Volunteer week

Volunteer Week 2020

By MAX Ottawa / April 20, 2020

Happy National Volunteer Week to all of MAX Ottawa Volunteers! Volunteers play a crucial part in the daily life of MAX and we want to celebrate all that they do for the community. We cannot do our work without our volunteers. For that reason, we launched a social media campaign that showcases their volunteering experience,…

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Update to MAX Ottawa’s Response to COVID-19

By MAX Ottawa / March 16, 2020

As an update to our statement published on Friday March 13th, and following Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health update and recommendations issues March 15, 2020, MAX Ottawa’s office will be closed to the public until further notice. MAX will continue to be available via phone, email, and social media to support individual community members. Our…

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Harm reduction supplies at MAX Ottawa

HARM REDUCTION SERVICES AT GAY ZONE

By MAX Ottawa / March 11, 2020

MAX Ottawa works to expand its reach of harm reduction supplies at GayZone MAX Ottawa is happy to announce we are providing harm reduction services at Gay Zone, every Thursday, from 5 to 8 pm, at 420 cooper street. All GBT2Q guys living in the nation’s capital region are welcome to access the service.  What…

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The Fabric, MAX Ottawa's 3 year celebration

MAX Ottawa turns three!

By MAX Ottawa / March 3, 2020

MAX Ottawa is strengthening the fabric of GBT2Q+ guys in the capital region On March 2, 2020, MAX Ottawa celebrated its third-year anniversary. It marks three years of raising awareness, building communities, and providing education and social support to individuals, communities, and service providers – three years of helping to create a vision of guys…

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EQUIP Campaign

By MAX Ottawa / February 28, 2020

Helping Guys into Guys Take Charge of their Sexual Health The national capital region is seeing much success with EQUIP, the new combination prevention campaign designed by MAX Ottawa to promote PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis, and PEP or post-exposure prophylaxis, amongst our GBTQ2S+ communities. At MAX Ottawa, we hope to minimize the impact of HIV,…

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Faites Vous Depister Gratuitement pour le VIH en pharmacie

Une pharmacie locale élargit ses possibilités de dépistage pour le VIH

By MAX Ottawa / February 13, 2020

Plus de façons d’assumer la mainmise de ta santé Depuis janvier 2020, les gars qui aiment les gars et les autres membres de la communauté peuvent obtenir un dépistage gratuit du VIH auprès d’une pharmacie locale selon une formule sans rendez-vous, où la carte OHIP est facultative. Où : Shoppers Drug Mart (455, rue Bank,…

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