Inspired by similar parties in New York City, and Montreal (Learn More), the AIDS Committee of Ottawa is organizing the very first official party for poz queer men in the nations capital! A quarter annual event, the Magnet Party will examine pressing issues, topics, and perceptions around HIV in a creative but accessable manner. Bringing HIV+, HIV- and those who don’t know there status together in a safe, stigma free space to socialize, network, disclose, access educational materials, safer sex supplies, and PARTY!
This month’s party has adopted the motif of tattoos and explores themes of stigma and the misconception that HIV+ men cannot get tattoos because of their status. Dida you know that the word stigma comes from the Greek word for tattoo? Originally meaning ‘a prick or stitch’, the term changed to be interpreted as ‘a moral blot’ as perceptions about tattooing negatively changed.
DJ Dan Valin will have the decks and your's truely will be the master of ceremony. There is NO COVER for this event.
Poster design by Wicked Wanda's (www.wickedwandas.ca) tattoo artist Tiffany Francoeur.