News

News Briefs

Standing Up and Changing Views

May, 2015

National Fans and sponsors abandon reggae festival over anti-gay song lyrics CBC Pressure continues to mount on the Edmonton Reggae Festival, as sponsors and fans react to the controversy swirling around the homophobic lyrics in songs by three headlining acts. Some who planned to attend the late-summer festival say they won’t feel safe if the lineup isn’t […]

Read More >
Fashion

Clothes For All!

Winnipeg's first large-scale gender inclusive clothing swap

May, 2015

Theo DeSilva is an 18 year old trans man from Winnipeg who came up with an idea to help the GLBT community. He and his girlfriend, Jes Stefanik, are running Winnipeg’s first large-scale GBLT clothing swap, called the Winnipeg Gender Inclusive Clothing Swap (WGICS). It is open to anyone on the GLBT spectrum. Joey, a member […]

Read More >
image Music

Raising Money to Raise Awareness

Trans musician with disability aims to inspire

May, 2015

Parker Hatcher chose to meet for this Outwords interview at the St. Vital Shopping Centre McDonalds, not because he likes the fast-food joint, but because it is one of the few accessible spaces in the mall. “I surveyed St.Vital Mall on it’s accessibility and found only 9 per cent of the stores were accessible. How is […]

Read More >
Around Town

Pride Daze III

GoFundMe campaign for top surgery

May, 2015

Ben and Liam have been friends for more than five years. Recently, they decided to raise money for their top surgeries together. Putting yourself out there is a lot easier with your friend by your side because you get that extra confidence in yourself. Plus, it’s nice to have someone in your corner. Liam has his own […]

Read More >
On Screen

Pedagogy and Queer Media Representation

Analyzing The L Word and Modern Family

May, 2015

Creating a thematic unit plan, an educator can ask students to identify misconceptions they have of lesbian women, follow this with The L Word as a way to expose how misconceptions are reinforced by the media, and then compare the aforesaid to The Real L Word by examining the media’s use of appearance, mannerisms, class structures, body images, sexuality, career choices, race representation and relationship dynamics, to name a few.

Read More >
Cris Derksen. Music

Red Ride Tour Stops in Winnipeg

Queer Aboriginal Artist Shows Off at the Pyramid

May, 2015

“A hope and a prayer, flying by the seat of your pants,” is how Derksen says she manages to stay on top of all her projects. Although, there’s no denying that talent plays a big role as well.

Read More >
andreagibson On Stage

Spoken Truth

An interview with Andrea Gibson

May, 2015

The most current project I am working on is Stay Here With Me, which is an online website and community working to prevent suicide. My political heart was raised by Vox Feminista, a group of radical artists in Colorado.

Read More >
215-7-what-it-means-to-be-proud-today Features

What it Means to be Proud Today

May, 2015

No one rainbow brush can paint Manitoba’s GLBT* community. From a Two-Spirited person from northern Manitoba to a 23-year-old drag queen, we all add a different colour to the rainbow. It takes strength, courage and confidence to be who you really are and we all express ourselves differently. OutWords caught up with some community members […]

Read More >
215-16b-why-you-shouldn't-be-afraid-of-church Features

Why You Shouldn’t be Afraid of Church

May, 2015

  In today’s world, church doesn’t seem to fit in. Instead of religion, Sunday mornings are filled with yoga classes, brunches with family and friends, or nursing hangovers from the night before. “It feels a little bit old fashioned,” says Tara McCallum, chair for the Board of Christian Education at St. Andrew’s River Heights United […]

Read More >
215-18-roller-derby-made-me-gay Features

Roller Derby Made Me Gay

Just Kidding, But it made me feel like it was ok

May, 2015

I joined the Winnipeg Roller Derby League (WRDL) in 2011 for three reasons: one, I fell in love with the sport and the skaters at first sight; two, everyone said I couldn’t do it (so obviously I was going to); and three, it seemed like the right thing to do as a maybe-kinda- questioning-not-yet-out queer person looking […]

Read More >
215-20e-canada-rainbow-beaches Features

Canada’s Rainbow Beaches

GLBT-friendly beaches across the country

May, 2015

Ah summer! The time of year we can finally shed our winter clothing and lounge around outdoors. For some, this means a trip to the beach to sport the latest swimsuit, or perhaps their birthday suit. Whatever your choice, Outwords has taken a look at beaches across Canada that are GLBT-friendly and often clothing-optional as […]

Read More >
215-15-out-front Features

Out Front

Winnipeg's gay runners hit their mark

May, 2015

When 27-year-old Charlie Ulloa decided it was time to make some gay friends in Winnipeg, he didn’t go to the bathhouse, or the bar or the Rainbow Resource Centre. He went to an ice cream stand at The Forks. Every Saturday morning at 9, the Neon Cone is the place to be if you’re a […]

Read More >
215-14a-will-you-marry-me Features

Will You Marry Me?

May, 2015

Lately I’ve been going over in my head what marriage means to me. With so many people getting married younger these days, I’ve found myself at 23 questioning why I’m not part of that group. So with a lot of thought, I want to share how as queer person I feel about marriage. The fact that […]

Read More >
215-12g-john-and-richard-kletke Features

Suiting Up for your Big Day

May, 2015

George & Kevin Baars-Wilhelm Q. How did you choose what to wear? Our wedding theme was a combination Charlie and the Chocolate factory and Alice in Wonderland. As such, we wanted our outfits to fit the theme. We found fabric locally that we liked (Victorian, almost tapestry fabric), but to have custom jackets made was […]

Read More >
On Stage

Fringe Reviews

Your reviews of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival

May, 2015

What do you think of the shows you’ve seen at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival this year? Send us your review and we’ll post it below. Back in Black It is clear to see why skit comedy champions Hot Thespian Action are perennial Winnipeg Fringe Festival favourites. They’ve earned their following and continue to prove […]

Read More >
Teddy Bears 3 On Screen

Outwords’ Fringe Picks

Our Guide to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival

May, 2015

Here are a few of the Fringe shows we at Outwords are most excited about. Did we miss one you’re dying to see? Tweet @outwords; we’ll check it out and you’ll be entered to win free tickets to Snack Music. 3…2…1… Clint and Kyle, two young men from Wetaskiwin, Alta., skip their best friend Danny’s […]

Read More >
bobo5 Fashion

Homo-graphics

Bobo Academy provides clothes for the community

May, 2015

Finding clothes specifically for queer people can be pretty difficult. So, when I saw Lucy, of the famous lesbian YouTube couple Kaelyn and Lucy, wearing a “started from the closet now we’re queer” shirt, I needed to know where it came from. Turns out, it came from Bobo Academy, a clothing line made by a […]

Read More >
Outwords Pride Ad 2015 Final Features

Our Advertisers

View this month's ads

May, 2015

             

Read More >
Wes 2 Columns

Fallen Angel

My Journey through Pain, Anxiety and Separation

May, 2015

At this time, I discovered the gay male hookup app Gryndr. At least the mindless and shallow online interaction kept a guy entertained enough and the empty hours passed faster. The casual chit-chat killed the loneliness for a while. There was profound isolation during that period.

Read More >
11041734_10155331611695117_5754185647490459955_n News

The Plight of Being Queer in the Psychiatric Community

Part 3

May, 2015

In this article series, I have discussed my own personal experience in the psychiatric field and the experiences of several other queer individuals who have received treatment in said field.  I also spoke with a councillor at Rainbow Resource Centre who discussed her observations and opinions regarding how the mental health field in Winnipeg treats […]

Read More >
11041734_10155331611695117_5754185647490459955_n Opinions

The Plight Of Being Queer in the Psychiatric Industry

Part 1

May, 2015

If there is one thing I know that needs to change, it is the medical training. It’s important for people in the medical field to be educated on the queer community and the struggles we, as a community, face.

Read More >
11041734_10155331611695117_5754185647490459955_n News

The Plight of Being Queer in the Psychiatric Community

Part 2

May, 2015

“It is important to put your beliefs aside and cater to the needs of your clients.”

Read More >
215-4-religious-reconciliation Editorial

Religion Reconciliation

How Manitoba’s affirming churches are a sign of much needed-change

May, 2015

One of my first memories of being in church is zoning out to daydream about girls. I was in Grade 2 and that one hour every Sunday was dedicated to me dreaming up these impossible situations where I would impress the girl I liked. One of the last memories I have of church growing up is not going. Suddenly, after years of […]

Read More >
215-28a-at-home-with-dylan-bekkering-and-colin-roy Lifestyle

At Home with…

In Dylan Bekkering and Colin Roy's living room

May, 2015

Artistically inclined Dylan Bekkering (graphic designer) and Colin Roy (grip in the film industry) let their personalities shine through the eclectic trimmings of their great room. The house is more than 100 years old, but you’d never know. Calm, pale yellow walls welcome relaxation while a radiant orange street-facing wall hints of late nights clinking […]

Read More >
215-24a-crooked-paths-to-tranquility Columns

Crooked Paths to Tranquility

Manitoba resort is a seized opportunity for local lesbian couple

May, 2015

What happens when you take a couple of Prairie girls, a love for open spaces and beautiful greenery, and an opportunity? You get the Crooked Mountain Cabins resort, located just outside of Riding Mountain National Park. Framed by standing forest and replete with walking and biking trails, birdsong and wide-open sky, the resort is the creation […]

Read More >
215-22c-talia-syrie Food

Talia Syrie

A distinguishable flower in a prairie field

May, 2015

This last half century has seen the climb of chefs to revered celebrities. Everywhere we turn, television shows are exploiting culinary creativity, charities are utilizing chefs as incentives for the public to shell out brown and red bills, food critics are stating their names as more important details than the address of the restaurant; these […]

Read More >
215-27b-advice-on-coming-out Columns

Advice on Coming Out

May, 2015

Dear Emily, I am a 32-year-old closeted lesbian and my partner of two years is not. The problem is that I am terrified of telling my best friend that I am gay. It’s not that I don’t trust her. I am just scared to death of telling her. I think she knows, but I guess […]

Read More >