The Ottawa Knights is a Brotherhood which strives to preserve the Leather culture through leadership, camaraderie, education, and Community service.
When the Ottawa Knights began in 1975, homosexuality had only just been decriminalized in Canada, and simply being gay was enough to cost you your job. The club was, out of necessity, a secretive and private affair. A lot has changed in over the years. Today, gender, sexuality, and kink are not the taboo subjects that they once were. Members can be open and proud of their association.
Some things haven't changed, however. It's still all about brotherhood*, about finding friends who share our interests and learning to embrace who we are. Tthe need to promote continued and greater acceptance remains.
The Ottawa Knights club exists TO...
- We use brotherhood for historical reasons not to imply gender
- Membership is open to all interested adults, regardless of where they are on the gender and/or sexuality spectra.