Fall 2015

Also AVAILABLE ON

A & E

Dance
Giselle

Review of RWB's latest performance

By:

–updated: 2015/10/16 It’s been 174 years since this ballet premiered in Paris and audiences are still captivated by its story. Giselle is a love story turned tragedy that led audiences through a magical set full of emotions. Act one takes place in Rhineland Village and focuses on Giselle, performed by Jo-Ann Sundermeier, falling in love with Albrecht, performed by […]

On Stage
No more war on earth

A review of Cavalia Odysseo

By:

When I first heard that Cavalia Odysseo was coming to Winnipeg, I was sceptical about whether or not I would like it because I wasn’t sure how the horses are treated. On the website for Odysseo it talks about how they are cared for, but I couldn’t find any certain proof of it. Sept. 10, […]

Dance
Eclipse

An inside look at the dance

By: Meg Crane

Choreographer Gaile Petursson-Hiley’s Eclipse hits the stage next week. The show’s description reads, “As the ghostly light of an eclipse steals over the skies, darkness falls and impacts our sense of time and place in a magical transformation from human into creature. Reflecting her love for all animal creatures, Petursson-Hiley paints a moving portrait of humanity and […]

Art
Local artist produces feminist, political pieces

By:

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 […]

Features

Features
Teaching Acceptance

How straight couples answer questions about same-sex relationships

By:

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 […]

Features
What about the one who’s not pregnant?

The unique challenges of non-birthing parents

By:

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 […]

Features
The Art of Motherhood as told by Sandra Sanchez

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

By:

“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 […]

Features
UnGENDERING CHILDHOOD

Winnipeg parents let their children decide their gender expression

By:

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 […]

Features
seeking the magic ingredient

By:

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 […]

Features
Educational Exploration

Winnipeg's school for alternative learning

By:

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. […]

Features
Lessons in Step-Parenting

By:

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, […]

Features
unFeminine Pregnancy

The Beauty of Trans Pregnancy

By:

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 […]

Lifestyle

Sports & Lifestyle
At Home With…

Ryan Miller and Adam Wickstrom's Dream Home

By:

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 […]

News

News
October 27 news briefs

What's going on in GLBT news

By:

Local Caitlyn and Bruce Jenner Halloween costume sparks controversy Caitlyn and Bruce Jenner Halloween costumes have hit shelves across Canada and it’s sparking controversy among some in the transgender community. The Caitlyn costume comes complete with a wig, satin corset and shorts mirroring what she wore when she came out as transgender on the cover of Vanity Fair […]

News
October 20 news briefs

What's up this week in GLBT news?

By:

Local  Thirty years of Reel Pride in Winnipeg Queer film has undergone a monumental shift over the past three decades, moving from underground screenings to festivals in major theatres. During that period, some of the edgiest and notable works have been lost, something the Queer Media Database Canada-Quebec Project hopes to rectify. Luckily for Winnipeggers, […]

News
October 13 news briefs

What's up in GLBT news this week

By:

Local  30 Years Of Cinematic Pride The Reel Pride Festival will be celebrating its 30th year in Winnipeg by continuing to show films that focus on content relevant to the queer community. The purely volunteer board is excited to share the films they have collected for this year’s festival, which takes place at the Gas […]

News
October 6 news briefs

What's up in GLBT news this week

By:

Local Pride Winnipeg urges Canadian LGBT community to vote Oct 19 Pride Winnipeg has launched an online campaign urging Canada’s LGBT community to vote in the October 19 federal election. “The reason that we started the awareness campaign was to live more within our mission, which is to provide up-to-date, important and relevant information to the LGBTTQ […]

News
September 28 News Briefs

This week in GLBT news

By:

National Do we need LGBT Members of Parliament? Like a lot of Canadian-politics watchers, I spent the night of the last federal election glued to the live results on television, furiously refreshing elections.ca on my laptop, tweeting on my phone and arguing with friends about the meaning of the numbers on my various screens. The […]

News
September 22 News Briefs

By:

Local Access CU members reject merger again Access Credit Union members convincingly rejected its second attempted merger with a Winnipeg financial institution Wednesday night. Access members fell well short of the required two-thirds majority they almost reached in their first merger attempt in April, with a surprisingly low 38.2 percent of voting members supportive of […]

News
September 14 news briefs

Fighting for and against the community

By:

Local New light thrown on LGBT issues Twice this coming school year, the teachers at St. John’s-Ravenscourt School will spend half an in-service day reaching a greater understanding of gay, lesbian and other non-heterosexual students. “My colleagues are craving this kind of professional development,” said Matt Henderson, the award-winning and outspoken social studies teacher at […]

News
September 8 news briefs

Aids & marriage

By:

Local Accepting diversity, accepting change A handful of local churches are opening the doors to the community in a new and meaningful way. Trinity United Church at 933 Summerside Ave. in Fort Richmond is the latest United Church in Winnipeg to receive an affirming ministry designation. According to Affirm United’s website, an independent branch of […]

News
September 1 news briefs

Pride in Canada

By:

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 […]

News
August 25 news briefs

Pride and Halloween

By:

National Petition to ban conservative LGBT group from Ottawa Pride parade A conservative LGBT organization plans to march, proudly, in the Capital Pride parade this weekend — but not everyone is happy about it. On its website, LGBTory describes itself as a group of “conservative LGBT activists who want to break the left’s monopoly on the […]

News
iPad Contest Winner

Outwords at PrideMART

By:

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

Opinions

Columns
Advice on keeping things steamy

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

By:

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 […]

Editorial
Beyond giving birth

By:

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 […]

Spotlight

Spotlight
Our Advertisers for Fall 2015

We thank them for supporting OutWords

By:

 

Back To Top