March 2016

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On Stage
Unnecessary, but welcomed, farce

A review by Eric Plamondon

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I have a bias. I enjoy theatre. I feel I should tell you this, as my review of the MTC’s recent main stage offering, Unnecessary Farce, is well seated in the fact that I enjoy a night out at the theatre. I believe the strength of the play lies in the assumption that there are […]

Music
The Gaylist

Brett Owen's Love Playlist

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Listen to Brett’s playlist at 8tracks.com/havewemet. 01 Bright Light Bright Light Love Part II Bright Light x2 is Rod Thomas, a wondrous gay disco gift. He makes music that is equal parts danceable and tear-jerking. Always a winning combination, if you ask me. He has released two albums (and a duet EP with Elton John!), […]

Features

Features
That’s a good boy: now SIT,SHAKE, SKI!

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What does it mean to love someone? Well, for Winnipeg- gers, the answer might scarily involve embracing your partner’s winter activities. This was the case for André Lavergne, who, on his second date with now husband Kevin Roberts, was asked to join a skijoring exercise. What, you are not familiar with skijoring? Nor was André. […]

Features
Sunshine Thrives

Winnipeg resource centre fills gaps

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Winnipeg is made a little bit brighter with the growth of Sunshine House. Located at 646 Logan Avenue, the community drop-in and resource centre focuses on harm reduction, population health promotion and social inclusion through a variety of programs. Many people who use the centre are street-involved, homeless or insecurely housed. Some are affected by […]

Features
Lounging in Lingerie

Getting Gorgeous Just for You

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Like every year, winter came. It was unavoidable, like a winter cold producing your typical snotty nose and pale skin. Not to mention, of course, the added pounds because our body desperately wants to hibernate like bears do, which I am totally all for. (I’d love to sleep all day and night!) I know from […]

Features
YWG Dating tips from Winnipeg date destinations

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OutWords visited four of Winnipeg’s best dating spots to get advice from staff who see their fair share of dates. Here are a few tips that might serve you well.   “If you choose to go to a restaurant or bar on a first date, go somewhere at least one of you already knows and […]

Features
Too comfortable too soon

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The idea that comfortability ruins a relationship’s sex life, romance and intimacy has persisted for decades. When the mystery fades, does the relationship lose its spark? Three short-term couples—Lehanne and Dani, who have been together for more than two years and married for a few months; Sav and Hailey, who have been together for more […]

Features
QUEERal Living

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  To many, small towns represent the idyllic dream. Popular culture shows them as brightly lit Main Streets flanked by small, family-run shops filled with smiling and loving people. Parents often talk about moving away from the city to a small town to raise their children—a place that’s safe and far from the corrupting influence […]

Features
Where to go to increase your social circle

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While my personal mission is to meet an older man for a long-term relationship, this article can really apply to anyone trying to meet their soulmate. If you’re like me, you’re interested in meeting and getting to know a number of people to bring into your inner circle of friends, each of whom may fill […]

Features
What is Love

The chemicals behind a complex human experience

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“Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth… All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a […]

Features
The Single Blues

the importance of self-love

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Being loved is important. But as important as it is to be loved by someone else, it’s important that we love ourselves. That can be hard. I’m with me all day, and you’re with you all day. We each intimately know all our own flaws. We might focus on them a little too much, even […]

Lifestyle

Lifestyle
ACES’ spirituality

How being asexual impacts belief systems

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  Religions and sex have had an interesting relationship throughout history. From celebrating all forms of sexual expression, to condemning the very act. Religious organizations and the queer communities have had a rocky history: from outright hate, to grudging acceptance, to celebration! Many members of the queer community were raised in a religious home, and […]

Fashion
in the closet

Anastasia Chipelski makes space for tomboy-femme style

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Whether she’s working as the managing editor of The Uniter, writing freelance articles, DJing or dancing in sequinned pants, Anastasia Chipelski embodies a certain artistic flair that’s memorable and distinctive. Her wardrobe is only the tip of the ice- berg when it comes to her self-expression. A femme at heart, Chipelski’s style has experienced a […]

News

News
April 19 news briefs

What's up in the queer community this week

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Local 2-spirited indigenous people: opening up the conversation A welcoming-in ceremony for the LGBT — or two-spirited — relatives in our community is one of the more powerful memories I have of being at a Manitoba Sundance last year.   Read the full story at CBC. Steinbach-area mom threatened after request for more LGBT openness in school […]

News
April 12 news briefs

What's up in the queer community this week

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Local  Gay, atheist student from Malaysia has refugee claim accepted  An openly gay and atheist University of Winnipeg student who feared for his life if he was sent back to his home country, Malaysia, will be allowed to stay in Canada, as his claim for refugee status has been accepted. Read the full story at CBC. National  […]

News
News briefs April 5

What's up in the queer community this week

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Local Manitoba election: NDP promises minister for LGBT issues The Manitoba NDP promises to appoint a minister for LGBT issues if re-elected on April 19. Transcona NDP candidate Barb Burkowski made the promise at a meeting Pride Winnipeg hosted for candidates and community stakeholders on Monday night. Read the full story at CBC. National Federal budget restores Court Challenges Program funding LGBT […]

News
March 29 news briefs

What's up in the queer community

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National Sherbourne Health Centre to expand trans care Sherbourne Health Centre is expanding the way it will deliver care to trans patients.   Read the full story at DailyXtra. How Rob Ford renewed LGBT activism in Toronto “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”   Read […]

News
March 22 news briefs

This week in the community

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National   Treated differently from his peers In 2008, Ritchie enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. He became a sub-lieutenant and enrolled in a training course that would have helped fast-track his military career. Read the full story at CBC.  Suspect in UBC Pride flag burning may be charged with mischief The RCMP confirm that […]

News
News Briefs

News you might have missed

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No judgment WINNIPEG, MB – On the 100th anniversary of Manitoba becoming the first province to grant women the right to vote, the province is again leading the nation in social change. The first self-identifying transgender judge in Canada was appointed to the Provincial Court of Manitoba. Judge Kael McKenzie is a proud member of […]

Opinions

Columns
OutWords’ Sexpert

Getting it on solo

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Beating the meat, waxing the giraffe, petting the kitty, paddling the pink canoe. It goes by many names. Although most people will admit to masturbating, it’s not something we talk about candidly very often. In popular media, masturbation is most often relegated to the realm of humour, so we don’t hear as much about the positive […]

Opinions
Hot Topic

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Article by Danelle Granger From a queer woman’s perspective, I wish I could say that PDA is great. There is no better feeling than kissing my partner in public and no one looking twice. Except, more times than not, people stare or look at me funny, and I can feel their judgment. As a queer […]

Editorial
Editorial

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It’s freezing. Everyone is tightening their purse strings after the pricey holiday season. The city is quiet and slow. It’s not really a time for celebrating, but… let’s celebrate love! At OutWords, our love is pretty diverse. We know your love is diverse as well, so we kept that in mind when finalizing the line-up. […]

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Spotlight
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