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Syphilis is back – Get Tested Winnipeg

July, 2014

If you’re a man having sex with other men, you should be aware of the rapidly increasing syphilis outbreak that Winnipeg is experiencing right now. Syphilis is the sexually-transmitted infection (STI) you’re most likely to find in history books. For hundreds of years, syphilis affected kings, poets and everyone in between. The long-term consequences of […]

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The ultimate expression of self-love in the digital age

#SELFIE

July, 2014

  Interior: dance club. The lights are flashing and there’s a great drag show on stage. The two or three hours you spent in the bathroom before you came here are really paying off—all the guys here can’t stop staring. You can tell because whenever you catch your reflection you can’t stop staring either. This […]

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Mixed reactions to new Manitoba law

Pre-op trans people can now change their gender on ID

July, 2014

The province of Manitoba announced in April that legislation is being introduced to allow gender changes on legal documents without the prerequisite of surgery. The changes mean transgender Manitobans will be able to make the change on documents such as birth certificates and health cards without having to undergo surgery. Within the trans* community, there […]

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In/Visibility

The emergence of Canada's QUEER MEDIA

July, 2014

For GLBT* people and communities, being invisible over the past century in Canada has meant having no voice. It has meant having no media or self- representation. It meant not hearing stories about people who were like you and having limited ways to connect. “For the longest time, I couldn’t put a name to who […]

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These commemorative stamps are set to be released in Finland this September. Courtesy Itella Posti Oy; original image: Tom of Finland Foundation. News

International News Briefs

Compiled by Meg Crane

July, 2014

TRANS TEEN HELD IN ADULT PRISON WITHOUT CHARGES HARTFORD, Connecticut – A 16-year-old transgender girl has been held in an adult Connecticut prison since April, despite the fact she isn’t there to serve a sentence and no charges were laid against her. She has not been told when she’ll be released. According to Mother Jones […]

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National News Briefs

Compiled by Meg Crane

July, 2014

COMMISSIONER BALKS AT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE WINNIPEG – Kevin Kisilowsky is pursuing his complaint of being forced to perform same- sex marriages as a marriage commissioner, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. His license was revoked because of his refusal to perform same- sex marriages, though he admits no same-sex couples approached him to marry them. […]

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Tracing the Rainbow

through the roots of electronic dance music (back when the scene had soul)

July, 2014

Club culture and electronic music have definitely come a long way since the early days of disco, where both genres are rooted. Decades before fist pumping and neon-clad frat bros typified electronic dance music, the scene was far more diverse demographically and far less visible. Attempts to document the rise of club culture and its […]

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KAKI KING

pushes music’s limits with new project

July, 2014

Kaki King has incorporated light images with the sound of her guitar for her new show “The Neck is the Bridge to the Body.” In an interview with OutWords, she said she was inspired by the projection images on tall buildings. “It’s a good idea, isn’t it? So I think it just came from the […]

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MAGICAL CAMP TRANSFORMS LIVES

Annual Camp Aurora in the Whiteshell builds self-esteem of queer youth

July, 2014

Imagine a space where queer youth could go to feel safe. Imagine GLBT* teens openly being themselves and spending time with others like them—perhaps for the first time. Manitoba youth get this opportunity every August with Camp Aurora. “Camp is the most amazing, loving, safe place I have ever been in my life,” reads a […]

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211-31-the-media-and-god Columns

The Media and God

Tom and Robert discuss media and technology's role in spirituality

July, 2014

Entering the coffee shop Robert spots Tom enjoying his coffee and looking anxious for his arrival. Coffee in hand, Robert greets Tom. “Hi Tom, great to have this second ‘one on one’ with you,” he says. “Hi Robert, and so what’s our topic of conversation?” “Well Tom, how was Christmas?” “Christmas?” Tom shouts back at Robert, […]

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Fringe Festival

Sneak Preview

July, 2014

There is plenty of queer around the Fringe. And in Winnipeg, host to North America’s second-largest Fringe Festival, all kinds of queer is set to fill the streets and stages from July 16-27. OutWords got a sneak preview of all the new queer content to come. CHUBRUB CABARET WHO IS DOING IT: Winnipeg’s Chubrub Productions, […]

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On Stage

Fringe Review – Ludwig&Lohengrin

A historical fairytale

July, 2014

The story of the Bavarian king was told by speaking directly to the audience as various characters, through conversation, through silhouetted puppets and with actor Kyall Rakoz’s creative use of a bed sheet and flashlight.

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On Stage

Fringe Review – Slaves of Starbucks

Historical hilarity

July, 2014

All that really needs to be said about this one-person sketch is that Alterman managed to make castration and sacrifice hilarious.

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On Stage

Fringe Review – Sperm Wars

The story of the reproductive system's battle

July, 2014

Jeff Leard, dressed in tight white clothing, plays a number of sperm, eggs and even a robot in his one-person Winnipeg Fringe Festival show, Sperm Wars.

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Fringe review – Verika

Dancing for anorexia

July, 2014

From dark and intense, with overwhelming moody music pounding through the theatre, to video footage from dancing in a forest, the piece is emotional and provoking.

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Fringe review

Die Roten Punkte- Eurosmash!

July, 2014

The Euro-trash look that the Rots rock pairs well with their genre of music. But more importantly, it sets the tone for the outlandish comedy that is to come.

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On Stage

Fringe Review – Riled Up and Wasted On Light

Thought provoking and hilarious show a must-see

July, 2014

There were times Wakefield had the audience erupting in surprised laughter, and other times everyone was quiet, thinking about the deep and thought provoking issues of God, love, forgiveness and life.

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Cocktails under the Stars

A fabulous success

July, 2014

We’re so proud of our sponsors and partners listed here and we thank them for being part of our community. Sponsors and Partners DIAMOND SPONSOR   RUBY SPONSOR       EMERALD SPONSOR     Silent auction donors Kara Passey Dwayne Larson Photography Paintings by Karen Palmer Pizzeria Gusto LeoMark The Happy Cooker Stephanie Forsyth […]

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Whisky’s fun side

4 WHISKY RECIPES FOR ANY DRINKER

July, 2014

Whisky has built up a strong reputation. When I think of whisky, I think of my grandpa having his daily 5:00 p.m. “libation”—Crown Royal on the rocks, sitting in his La-Z Boy watching sports before being called for dinner. Recently, it’s been catching on in popularity with bars dedicated solely to the drink. Winnipeg’s own […]

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211-14-fashion-is-political-5 Fashion

Fashion is Political

July, 2014

The truth is that fashion is a lot more than just trends. Fashion is a way of expression—it says a lot about you, what you like and who you are. Fashion is political. When you choose where you shop, what you wear and how you wear it, you are making a statement to the world […]

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It’s not just an Olympic sport

A weekend of curling for fun

July, 2014

Three Winnipeg teams headed to Edmonton in late April for the national Canadian Gay Curling Championships (CGCC). Teams Dixon, Sontag and Marcon represented the province by wearing official team jackets and crests. Joël Marcon, past president of the Keystone Rainbow Curling League and liaison with the national committee, has been to the nationals six times. […]

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Live and Let Love

An inspiring look at unconventional baby making

July, 2014

“If something is truly important to you… you can’t afford to let anything stop you,” wrote Natalie Meisner in her refreshing memoir, Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family. Meisner’s story, written in sporadic segments much like a diary, takes turns pulling at your heartstrings and making you laugh. Double Pregnant chronicles Meisner’s remembering of […]

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Get involved with OutWords!

What’s new at OutWords and how you can give us your feedback

July, 2014

We want you to be involved with OutWords more than you have ever been before. As the new senior editors, we’re making this a priority. As online editor and community outreach co-ordinator, you’re going to see Meg Crane holding events, asking for feedback and increasing the digital presence of OutWords. With the launch of our […]

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