I received an email that our mini winter Pride starts on Monday. I'm not sure if the weather is going to cooperate but Ottawa has a winter festival called Winterlude. It's actually a little too warm these days so things like skating and ice sculptures may not be able to happen unfortunately. At the same time that Winterlude is happening, the LGBTQ community piggybacks a winter Pride week of fun things to do, a gay old time!
Last year there was a Winter Pride Parade, unfortunately it was about -30 Celsius in 2019 when it happened, hopefully it won't be that bad this year. I have to look, I'm not sure if there is a parade again this year. I was going to play tourist to help pass the winter months away, I see many of the places I want to visit are having pride events... convenient much!!! I get to go and bump into other gay people. Of course realistically nothing will come of it but at least I get to be part of the herd. Gay or straight, I really do hope that it gets cold enough for people to skate on the canal, that's one of the attractions.
It will be nice to see a little color in winter, especially a little rainbow color. My first date with my ex Dan was at Winterlude so there is a bit of gay nostalgia there. I will never forget talking to a fellow blogger about it because he and I had both read a gay love story based in Ottawa and the first time the characters realized why they liked each other so much.. was when one kissed the other while skating on the canal. Maybe I will get lucky and meet my future husband there, maybe like in the book he will kiss me on the ice while a gentle snow falls around us. Okay probably not, most likely not, actually absolutely no way that is ever going to happen, maybe I will just have a hot chocolate and a good time. :D
"Hot Chocolate", huh? Is that the little cutie in the blue shorts alias?
that last pix! HAWT HAWT HAWT! that would warm me up any day!
Actually, that sounds really fun. Do a lot of bears turn out?
Try to get a group of your new gay friends to all go together to some events -- more fun in a crowd!
I'd go if I was there .... kissing in the snow is dreamy.
Is this near Toronto? I haven't heard of winter pride.
Ice Hog Family.... and the Bed Race.... who knows what might happen..... Mr Sooo it is Me
Let's hope it is not -30 Celsius again this year, especially if you will be marching with your nudist group this year. Then I'll bet you see a little color.
Steven voluntarily going out to LGBTQ+ festivals without being nagged? Have we entered a parallel universe?
How is that Icelander the hottie still solid?
I hope the weather is cold enough to enjoy the winter festivals. Go, have fun, and share a hot chocolate with a new friend.
This sounds like two tons of fun!
Hopefully you'll be able to do some skating. I'm horrible at it but I love it!
A drag queen ski event? Sign me up. Wish more of these events would take place during the year here.
It's awesome to hang out with members of one of our tribes. You should come to Chicago Pride this year.
Who doesn't like hot chocolate and kissing?
Deedles, no that adorable cutie is Adam Rippon, he's an American figure skater... who also happens to be gay... yesssss!
Anne Marie, hands off! He's one of mah people! He doesn't like v-jay-jay! Hahaha! :D
Dave, probably polar bears... most bears are hibernating now. :D
Seriously I think it's probably the usually crowd, bears are usually a part of everything. Are you a bear Dave or just a fan?
I'm trying to Debra but most gay men... have commitment issues! Lol
Okay that's sweet of you Bob but don't you think Carlos would be upset with you kissing me in the snow? BA DUM tssssh! :D
RB, it's about seven hours north of Toronto in the city of Ottawa. It's actually Winterlude with some pride events tacked on for the LGBTQ community.
Tommy, my name is Steve. The bed race has hundreds of people watching and I not into being an exhibitionist so nothing would be happening... like what usually happens in my bed! :( lol.
Nope, been there done that Lurks, I just wanted to try something out of my comfort zone before I got too old. I don't regret it, everything is much easier after having done that lol.
No nagging necessary, going out is nothing to me now, I thought I was out but I see the difference now.
HuntleyBiGuy, you mean the picture? That's Adam Rippon American figure skater, in his younger days. Sometimes the arena is not that cold and after working out the person is over heated and needs to cool down. Especially young men are immune to cold temperatures I have noticed.
Sixpence, hanging with the tribe is awesome! I'm hoping for some interesting times.
Richard, I'm going for the chocolate, hopefully get to stay for some kissing!
I know who it is, Steven. That's why I said "alias". Pay attention, dude! I guess that joke did a triple axle, fell flat on the ice and slid right into the wall.
Deedles, gee whiz bite my head off! You live in California, I didn't think you would even know what ice was let alone Adam! :P""""
Baby doll, I don't bite off heads! I just nibble a little bit :) Actually, figure skating is the only sport I ever followed. I loved men's, pairs and ice dancing. Didn't care too much for women's though. I loved it back in the day of Torvil and Dean, Brian Boitano and such. We have snow in California, I just don't live in it.
Deedles, do you have Bigfoot in your mountains? His cousin lives in Canada, the Saskatchewan, grrr auto correct.. the Saskatoon, double Grrr.. the Sachets.. GRrr.. Sacramento aaaah! The Sasquatch!
I honestly don't know. I do know that people have reported sightings whenever I go camping. Why they think Bigfoot would be using a walker while hiking I don't know either.
Deedles, well he's been running around since I was a kid, so he's a Big Senior Foot now. Either that or he's weak from not eating enough campers lately. O.O
this sounds far too cold to consider almost a bit crazed
everyone should stay home and eat storm chips
Dr Spo, I eat storm spinach, although I think Will is advising against that!
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