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Canadian AIDS Society honoured by Our Own Health Centre

May, 2016

In 1986, during the darkest days of the AIDS epidemic, a group of gay men on the front lines of the battle decided they had to do more than watch their friends die – they founded the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS). It was a time when gay men were dying in droves while medical professionals […]

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In the beginning

a look back at OUTWORDS

May, 2016

Just like the city around it, OutWords has come a long way and seen profound changes since hitting newsstands in Winnipeg more than 20 years ago. When the inaugural edition of what was then called Swerve came out in Octo- ber 1994, much of the city’s GLBT community remained closeted. Although things were better than […]

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OutWords shifts focus to digital media

May, 2016

All good things must come to an end. And so it is with OutWords magazine. This is our final print issue. After 27 years as Manitoba’s only GLBT publication, we at OutWords will shift our focus to digital media. It’s with deep sadness that we’re drawing the curtain on this phase in the history of […]

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March 29 news briefs

What's up in the queer community

March, 2016

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 […]

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Editorial

Editorial

March, 2016

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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Busine$$

befriends the pink dollar

May, 2016

CBC’s Terry O’Reilly, advertising guru and host of Under the Influence, illustrates the history of GLBT advertising in a 2012 episode. He notes that it took decades for the advertising industry to market to the community, but that in 2012 alone, the gay community would spend more than $800 billion. Indeed, the GLBT community carries […]

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May, 2016

A QUEER TEST OTTAWA, ON – A group of Carleton University students is asking for an apology from their administration for a fifty-year-old test sponsored by the Government of Canada. In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, the Canadian government asked Carleton University to devise a scientific test to determine whether a person was […]

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April 12 news briefs

What's up in the queer community this week

March, 2016

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  […]

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YWG Dating tips from Winnipeg date destinations

March, 2016

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 […]

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Feb. 3 news briefs

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Women, students celebrate right to vote at museums in Winnipeg The centennial milestone of women’s right to vote in Manitoba is being celebrated at two Winnipeg museums, with about 100 students getting the chance to meet prominent women, including former prime minister Kim Campbell.   Read the full story at CBC.  Winnipeg chic It was a hot summer’s eve […]

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