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Danelle’s Thoughts

Je ne suis pas Charlie; mais je suis Effrayé

December, 2014

I just want to be clear that I do not think these people should have died. Retaliating with violence that causes death is never the right thing to do. I am simply questioning the way this story is being portrayed and talked about. Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper in France, a democratic country, was a […]

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Entertainment

Local lesbian making us laugh

April, 2014

CHANTEL MAROSTICA BRINGS US GLBTQ* COMEDY Chantel Marostica, a headliner in our growing local comedy scene, discovered that being gay is the “most hilarious part” of her. The Winnipeg comic, who’s “very evidently a lesbian,” has made her identity front-and-centre in her act, but is sure to make one thing clear.

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Entertainment

Coming out for C4

October, 2013

Contrary to common belief, Winnipeg’s premier comic book-lovers’ gathering is really about pop culture. “Comic Con is just the name that everyone refers to us as,” said Michael Paille, organizer the Central Canada Comic Con (C4).

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Entertainment

Taking the sting out of the pain

April, 2012

COMEDY FEST TAKES AIM AT BULLIES There's nothing funny about bullying — especially in light of the growing number of LGBTT youth who've been driven to depression or even suicide after being bullied by their peers. But this year, organizers of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival (WCF) hope to add some levity to an ongoing debate that has so far proven pretty serious by assembling a panel of experts on bullying, LGBTT issues and the healing power of laughter.

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News

International

October, 2010

Flogged for wearing make-up - hundreds watch public lashing

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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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Entertainment

SUPERHEROES ON OUR TEAM

November, 2013

OUT SUPERHEROES In 1954, American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham published the now-infamous book Seduction of the Innocent. This exposé of the mid-century comic book industry and its allegedly negative effect on youth led directly to U.S. Congressional hearings and parents across the U.S. and Canada taking up the cause of so-called moral righteousness and launching an inquiry into comic books.

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News

National

May, 2013

PARLIAMENT PASSES GENDER IDENTITY PROTECTION Quebec government runs ads to combat homophobia | Yukon school’s controversial policy on homosexuality making waves in community | Canada funds efforts to combat ‘kill the gays’ bill in Uganda | Comic shop removes books of outspoken anti-gay writer | Anti-gay crusader violates human rights

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Opinions & Features

The genesis of Kevin Keller

November, 2011

ARCHIE COMIC'S KEVIN KELLER BACK AGAIN Fans of the Archie comics have had an especially interesting year. The introduction of a gay character, Kevin Keller, took the venerable series to a whole new level. Regular readers had fun watching Veronica making a fool of herself, trying to get the new guy in Riverdale to like her. Only Jughead knew his secret and was quite happy to watch all the confusion that ensued...

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