Features

Revealing an STI

October, 2015

You have an STI. So, now what? Medically dealing with it might not be the toughest part. The hardest part could be telling potential partners. There are a lot of misconceptions about many STIs. While the word “HPV” sounds terrifying to some, an estimated 75 per cent of sexually active people will have the STI […]

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Queer Polyamory

Dreaming the road to freedom

October, 2015

Among the many ways to do relationships, polyamory stands out in many people’s minds as an ideal version of perhaps unattainable freedom. But for polyamorous people, it’s a practical kind of freedom that exists in a context of deep intimacy. Most polyamorous people stress the importance of communication, knowing limits and needs, and hashing out […]

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Unknown On Stage

A real-life Billy Elliot

Brett Taylor: A small town boy his peers didn’t understand

October, 2015

  Billy Elliot The Musical is the perfect project for Brett Taylor as it combines his two passions: ballet and musical theatre. After training in musical theatre in high school and performing in Rainbow Stage’s production of Good News after graduating, Taylor confided in his friends and colleagues, performers Lori Watson and Robert Boge, that […]

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The Trans Winnipeg Working Group

Supporting and advocating for themselves

October, 2015

The Trans Winnipeg Working Group was started by Damien Leggett and Merrill Grant in April 2015. They felt it was time to give power back to the trans community and wanted a group for trans people, by trans people. Many organizations are started by cis individuals who, despite having good intentions, will never fully understand how […]

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Butcher review

A gift from your foreign Butcher

October, 2015

  As I believe you should give yourself the gift of taking in the play Butcher, currently playing at the Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE), I will not do you the disservice of talking about Butcher. This makes for a difficult review to write. I will say that maybe this is appropriate as Butcher is not an easy play. It’s […]

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Different sexual needs

October, 2015

What can you do when your partner’s bedroom needs are different from yours? With all the different fantasies, kinks and sexual desires, it is not uncommon for couples or sexual partners to have different bedroom needs. Don’t worry! It doesn’t mean you can’t have great sex. There are lots of things you can do to […]

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Sex lies and being trans

October, 2015

One thing most people in the GLBT community share is a coming out process. The challenges faced by each can be similar, but there are marked differences for trans folk and their sexuality. Let’s look at a gay man for example. When you’re out, you’re out. Your family, friends and co-workers know that you prefer […]

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The Sex Men

A look at promiscuity in the gay community

October, 2015

It is frequently said that gay men have more sex than anyone else on the planet. Could it be true? Certain experts claim that men, whether gay or straight, are designed to be sexual without the need to be wooed or romanced. They are pretty much ready to dive right in and do the deed […]

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Intimacy Without the Sex

October, 2015

Not all people in romantic relationships have sex. Maybe someone isn’t ready. They might not feel the need to have sex or they might be uncomfortable with their body, be unable to have sex the way people expect it to be or be in the process of learning to love their body. There are many […]

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Advertisers Winter 2015

Support those who support OutWords

October, 2015

                     

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News

Feb. 3 news briefs

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Women, students celebrate right to vote at museums in Winnipeg The centennial milestone of women’s right to vote in Manitoba is being celebrated at two Winnipeg museums, with about 100 students getting the chance to meet prominent women, including former prime minister Kim Campbell.   Read the full story at CBC.  Winnipeg chic It was a hot summer’s eve […]

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Online

Next issue on newsstands in March 2016

Outwords' January issue will not be published this year

October, 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we won’t be publishing in January but will be back in March.

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Grey matters

October, 2015

Like many novelists, I was slightly bitter when Fifty Shades of Grey took over the world. Here I was, a reasonably talented novel writer, who had poured countless hours of blood, sweat and tears into properly writing my books (each one took more than three years and several drafts to complete), only to have them sell a […]

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The ‘B’ is there for a reason

October, 2015

It’s galling to hear the same people who vehemently opposed the notion that being gay is a choice now attack bisexuals with the same rhetoric. Fifteen years ago, I told my friends and family that I am bisexual. I marched in the parades, advertised in Swerve and did my best to support GLBT causes. I did what […]

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Iceland

A recognized country (play), but whose riches are lesser known

October, 2015

Nicholas Billon is quickly becoming a well known name in the Manitoba theatre scene. No, he is not a local writer, but he is a contemporary canadien playwright who is gaining notoriety. In fact, he has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for his collection of three plays titled Fault Lines; one of which is Iceland and […]

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The Gaylist

Top 10 Playlist

October, 2015

For this issue, I’ve created a playlist of my top 10 favourite songs. I have a tendency toward indie electro synth pop, usually from Sweden, so that’s mostly what this is. You can listen to the playlist here. It features five bonus songs that I didn’t have room for here! 1. Dragonette “Let The Night […]

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Inclusive Sex-Ed

for children and teens

October, 2015

When you look back on your childhood, can you remember when you first learned about sex? Maybe you learned through school, or perhaps that more mature friend of yours broke the news on the playground. If you received a comprehensive sex education through both your parents and your school, consider yourself lucky. But did those conversations […]

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Features

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Erotica reviews

October, 2015

Wild Girls, Wild Nights: True Lesbian Sex Stories Review by Danelle Granger This book of lesbian erotica, edited by Sacchi Green, is a compilation of short stories about hot love affairs, sex bringing lovers closer together, first lesbian experiences and kinky fetishes. It was only a half satisfying read. The first half had shorter stories […]

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Features

Hot and real

Today's queer porn

October, 2015

You may already know where to find your favourite queer-friendly porn. If not, we’ve done a little digging, and we’ve come up with a list of our favourite sites. Winner of the Feminist Porn Award’s Best Website in 2011, queer filmmaker Shine Louise Houston’s Crash Pad Series (CrashPadSeries.com) aims to show real women and queers […]

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At home with…

Lynne Robidoux Burndorfer and Linda Burndorfer

October, 2015

Walking into Lynne Robidoux Burndorfer and Linda Burndorfer’s home, it’s hard not to be jealous. With high ceilings, gorgeous deco and a huge backyard, it’s a dream home created by a couple with a dream relationship. “I make every room my room, honey,” says Lynne. Then she laughs. You want to believe her, but it’s […]

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News you might have missed

News Briefs

October, 2015

A feather for each spirit WINNIPEG, Manitoba – GLBT people will now and forever have a role to play at Western Canada’s largest aboriginal festival. At this year’s 10th anniversary gathering, two eagle feathers were placed on the ceremonial Eagle Staff in honour of the role that two- spirit people hold in indigenous society. The ceremony […]

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OutWords has a new Editor

October, 2015

As you may know, OutWords has been undergoing some major changes. The newest is that it has a new editor. I was excited to take on the challenge of editing Winnipeg’s GLBT magazine, but quickly disheartened by how hurt some members of the community have been by the publication. When a writer went to cover […]

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