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unFeminine Pregnancy

The Beauty of Trans Pregnancy

August, 2015

Pregnancy is an experience the mainstream identifies as an experience of cis-women. But what about trans-men? Non-binary folks? Or even cis-women who aren’t into flowers and pink? It can be a difficult experience for those who don’t fit into the typical ideal of a pregnant person. Charlie Primeau says there is no model for how […]

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UnGENDERING CHILDHOOD

Winnipeg parents let their children decide their gender expression

August, 2015

Three year old Clea is not a girl. She is not a boy. She’s a macro shark. At least, that’s what her mom, Siobhan, tells people who ask. Clea has told her mom that her preferred pronoun is “baby.” “I don’t think she understands what a pronoun means exactly, but what she’s saying is that […]

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Teaching Acceptance

How straight couples answer questions about same-sex relationships

August, 2015

How do we teach kids about same- sex relationships? It’s a question that all parents approach with their own answers, including those who identify as straight. Many parents understand that while they don’t identify as GLBT* themselves, their children are growing up in a world that is full of diversity. “I grew up so painfully […]

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What about the one who’s not pregnant?

The unique challenges of non-birthing parents

August, 2015

Within a partner relationship, for each child there is a partner who doesn’t give birth. Whether this is the co-mother in a lesbian couple, the partner of a pregnant trans-masculine person, or someone else, being the one who doesn’t carry the child poses its own unique challenges. While there is a script for heterosexual fatherhood in our culture, we […]

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Advice on keeping things steamy

Q: What are some ways to keep sex exciting after having kids?

August, 2015

A: Sex after kids can be a whole other ballgame. Couples with kids have gone through a lot of experiences together that may make them closer—everything from supporting a pregnant partner and learning how to change a diaper together, to watching their baby take those first few steps. Admit it, you always wanted to bang a […]

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The Art of Motherhood as told by Sandra Sanchez

A sense of humour is essential in the world of same-sex parenting

August, 2015

“It all starts and ends with the movie Juno,” Sandra Sanchez says of the birth of her son, Malcolm. She and her girlfriend, Sarah, brought Malcolm home just over three years ago, after a 40-hour labour and months of trying and planning to get pregnant. “I always knew I wanted to be a parent but […]

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Lacey Fields. Features

Lessons in Step-Parenting

August, 2015

Having kids is something many same-sex couples work towards for months and years. In the last decade or so, the options have opened up significantly for couples who can’t conceive on their own. But not everyone is meant to be a parent. “There’s such a stigma attached to being a woman that doesn’t want chil- dren, […]

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News

September 1 News Briefs

Pride in Canada

August, 2015

Local Pride Winnipeg, Canadian Blood Services host ‘ally’ donor clinic People in Winnipeg who are eligible to give blood are rolling up their sleeves today for those who can’t donate because of a Canada-wide policy that excludes some men who have sex with men. The city’s first “ally blood donor clinic” is taking place at the Canadian […]

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Beyond giving birth

August, 2015

Afew months ago my family was sitting around the dinner table when my brother and sister- in-law announced that they will be having a baby. When they told us the news, we all had tears in our eyes and we shared hugs and asked stand- ard questions, such as what they will name the baby […]

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seeking the magic ingredient

August, 2015

Lesbian partners, non-romantic co-parents, polyamorous family networks, trans-masculine preg- nancy and single parenting are just some of the queer family structures who will seek sperm when they decide to make children part of their lives. Because of a cultural history favour- ing chosen families, there is often open- ness in GLBT* culture toward creating new […]

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At Home With…

Ryan Miller and Adam Wickstrom's Dream Home

August, 2015

Ryan Miller and Adam Wickstrom moved into their beautiful, open-concept home just over a year ago after building it with Hearth Homes. The couple works for the residential design-build firm, which is owned by Wickstrom’s family, so they put a lot of their own time into building their dream home. They got to make many of […]

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Local artist produces feminist, political pieces

August, 2015

Drawing on themes of intersectional feminism and mental illness, Caro LaFlamme’s artwork is both personal and political, shattering the patriarchy one painting at a time. This fifth-year University of Manitoba fine arts student began honing her artistry at a very young age. During the last two years of her degree, she has focused on both […]

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Educational Exploration

Winnipeg's school for alternative learning

August, 2015

Can you imagine a school where wandering outside and looking at trees is built into the day? Bethany Beaudry can. “We’re going to go outside and we’re going to explore trees. We’re going to look at trees, we’re going to climb trees, we’re going to touch trees, we’re maybe going to sketch trees,” says Beaudry. […]

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iPad Contest Winner

Outwords at PrideMART

August, 2015

Congratulations to Anna Fanai the winner of the OutWords iPad contest held at pride Winnipeg 2015.

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Our Advertisers for Fall 2015

We thank them for supporting OutWords

August, 2015

 

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