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Winnipeg artist’s book explores “he”

'he' will be available to you soon, and 'he' will be very much topical

October, 2014

The images and the stories complement each other poeticaly; one is not an illustration of the other, and does not give clearer context. Both are tools that makes the reader feel something beyond the pages, something inside ourselves. Both allow a narrative to flow through the book. An achievement that might not have been as successful if each would have presented their works independently.

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On Screen

Reel Pride

Film reviews

October, 2014

Tru Love is a multifaceted triangle of relationships between three very different women. A recently widowed and lonely mother, a daughter who buries herself in work to avoid confronting her own insecurities and a lesbian who is afraid of commitment. The film explores how these three women interact with each other and the relationships they […]

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Today’s Trailblazers are Human Rights Heroes

October, 2014

Architect Antoine Predock chose translucent white alabaster for the ramps in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). Backlit with LED lighting, the ramps take visitors through galleries on a literal journey to light through darkness, meant to symbolize travelling towards hope and optimism. Hope and optimism following yesterday’s struggles, but also in the face […]

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Get Out There

GLBT* bowling league makes changes for upcoming season

October, 2014

The Prime Timers Gay Men’s Bowling League is going through some major changes for the upcoming season—the league changed its name and is now including women. Its new name, Out There Bowling (OTB), was changed to be consistent with the brand of Out There Sports & Recreation, which is the sports organization for the queer […]

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From Bonspiels to Funspiels

Keystone Rainbow Curling League has it all

October, 2014

The Keystone Rainbow Curling League (KRCL) is welcoming all newcomers, beginners and those returning from previous years to join the league this winter. The 2014/15 season gets underway Sunday afternoons beginning Oct. 5, and runs until March 22. A curling clinic is planned for Saturday Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Granite Curling Club, […]

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A Tale of Two Cities

October, 2014

Fall is an important month for fashion. The season sees fashion weeks unfold all over the world to present next year’s spring trends and looks. For this OutWords feature, we are taking you to the streets of NYC, the place where even in 40 degrees Celsius weather, wearing all black is still cool. During fashion […]

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Winnipeg Legends

Going Down in Winnipeg GLBT* History

October, 2014

We asked you who and what Winnipeg’s GLBT* legends are. Here are a few highlights. Chris Vogel and Richard North’s struggle to be recognized as a married couple was a big deal to our community. While no one who responded to our survey had trouble coming up with who they thought the most prominent gay […]

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Wonderfully Weird

Comic Con transforms Convention Centre into surreal dream Oct. 31

October, 2014

Once a year since 2006, it seems a portal from another dimension magically appears in Winnipeg. It happens about the end of October and the first days of November. A strange gate opens wide to a place where many worlds collide: sci-fi, anime and, of course, the wide world of comics. This is the universe […]

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Home-Grown Reel Pride

October, 2014

Winnipeg’s Reel Pride is back this year with new community alliances and events alongside finely- crafted tales of love, human rights and GLBT* lives. Reel Pride is kicking off with a pre- festival teaser at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Oct. 7. Audiences will be treated to films like Forbidden Love, a gem […]

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Zombi Made Easy

Simple, affordable, and super-creepy DIY zombie tutorial

October, 2014

Break out the fake blood and tattered clothing, it’s about to get real creepy in here. From the annual zombie walk to The Walking Dead (swoon, Norman Reedus…), zombies are on everyone’s radar. Doing “zombie” can be a great Halloween costume because you can zombie practically anything (wedding zombie, Hello Kitty zombie, construction worker zombie, […]

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213-31-Oscar_Wilde-and-jesus-of-nazareth a Columns

Oscar Wilde and Jesus of Nazareth

October, 2014

Introduction: Many spiritual writers are involved in a movement that uses the language of conscious awareness and awakening, which contain ancient wisdom that has been repackaged—a reawakening of previous knowledge. Many individuals throughout history and now are taking ownership and responsibility for the wisdom that has been handed down. I speak of two such individuals […]

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On Screen

Movie Review

Pride

October, 2014

Pride is inspired by the extraordinary true life story of a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money for families affected by the 1984 UK miner’s strike. The miner’s plight with Margaret Thatcher, who was in power at the time, struck a chord with the lesbian and gay community.  Launching what became the […]

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Winnipeg’s Legendary Dame of Drag Celebrates 40 years of artistry

October, 2014

At 17 and fortified by a few pre-party drinks with friends, John Cumming walked through the doors of a GLBT* social at the Steamfitters and Pipefitters Hall on Higgins Avenue in Winnipeg. He was not only underage, but he was also wearing heels, a borrowed knee-length, long-sleeved brown dress, a blond frisbee wig and makeup. […]

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A Tribute to Those Who Paved the Way

October, 2014

At a time when GLBT* people in Canada have access to many of the same rights as their straight counterparts, it’s hard for some of us to ever imagine life without some equality. For many people, homophobia and pushing back against it was routine and it’s those people to whom we dedicate this issue. We’re […]

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Queer Comedy Comeback

Comedian Chantel Marostica's Queer and Present Danger: round two

October, 2014

Winnipeg comedian Chantel Marostica’s show about growing up as a lesbian and dealing with a drug addiction and mood disorder was so successful in August that she’s doing it again on Oct. 15. Even though those aren’t funny subjects, her multimedia performance at The Park Theatre got a lot of laughs. “I wanted it to […]

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The Ghosts and Ghouls

October, 2014

This month I’ve assembled a Halloween playlist, but you won’t find “Thriller” or “Monster Mash” here. This isn’t your average overplayed spooky playlist, these are my choices to help you throw the hippest costume party of all. 1. Nina Simone I Put A Spell On You OK, I know I said this wouldn’t be one […]

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National News Briefs

Compiled by Katy MacKinnon

October, 2014

IRANIANS SEEK TORONTO REFUGE TORONTO – Toronto has become a place for Iranian GLBT* refugees to build a community, according to the Toronto Star. The refugee program sponsored by the federal government has allowed more than 200 GLBT* refugees to make their way to Canada through Turkey and many of them end up in Toronto. […]

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Local News Briefs

Compiled by Katy MacKinnon

October, 2014

U OF M OFFERS FREE ALLY TRAINING WINNIPEG – This September, the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU), Rainbow Pride Mosaic and the Womyn’s Centre, held two free LGBTTQ* ally training sessions for students. According to the three organizations, the purpose of the training sessions was to provide non-GLBT* people with the tools to speak […]

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Why We Wear Our Art on Our Sleeves

October, 2014

… Tattoos are a deeply personal and permanent form of expression. Why do we get them? Is the art or the artist more important? We snapped photos of body art from members of the GLBT* community and asked them what their tattoos meant to them. Here are the results. “An amazing tattoo is when someone […]

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From Victim To Survivor

Winnipeg woman urges other abuse victims to get help

October, 2014

Dedicated to Dr. T. Vivian Muska approached OutWords claiming she was subjected to years of gut-wrenching sexual and physical abuse. She says she hopes telling her story will help others in the GLBT* community facing similar issues. Now in her 40s, she claims to have been sexually and physically abused throughout her childhood living on […]

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To Love Them is to Voyage

GayDestinationWeddings.com releases online magazine

October, 2014

GayDestinationWeddings.com, a GLBT*-focused travel company, recently launched its first online magazine titled Voyage. The publication aims to inspire romance travels or destination weddings for gay couples. Currently there are 16 countries that recognize same-sex marriage and several sub-jurisdictions in places like Mexico and the United States. The spread of these legal realities means destination weddings […]

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