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Rights Moving Forward and Getting Dragged Back

May, 2015

LOCAL OUTSHine 2015 in Winnipeg WINNIPEG-Throughout May 15 to May 17, Victoria Inn Hotel and Maples Collegiate will be hosting a series of workshops to talk about gay-straight alliances in school along with other ways to make GLBT youth feel safer in a school environment. This year, more than 500 students and educators will participate […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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