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Lacey Fields. Features

Lessons in Step-Parenting

August, 2015

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, […]

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What about the one who’s not pregnant?

The unique challenges of non-birthing parents

August, 2015

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 […]

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UnGENDERING CHILDHOOD

Winnipeg parents let their children decide their gender expression

August, 2015

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 […]

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Beyond giving birth

August, 2015

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 […]

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Pick up Locations

Pick up a FREE copy of OutWords Magazine at these locations in Winnipeg

08 May, 2015

Charleswood Starbucks, 1-3116 Roblin Blvd. Downtown Club 200, 190 Garry St. Dominion News, 262 Portage Ave. Fame, 279 Garry St. Fantasy Boutique, 88 Albert St Millenium Library, Donald & Graham MLCC, 325 Ellice Ave. NDP Caucus, Rm 234, Legislative Building, 450 Broadway Plugin Institute, 460 Portage Ave. (unit 1) Second Cup, 254 Edmonton St. Starbucks, 100-201 […]

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October 6 news briefs

What's up in GLBT news this week

August, 2015

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 […]

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The Art of Motherhood as told by Sandra Sanchez

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

August, 2015

“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 […]

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seeking the magic ingredient

August, 2015

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 […]

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News Briefs

GLBT History, Athleticism and Pride

May, 2015

Last weekend, Mariela Castro sponsored a pride parade for gay, lesbian and transgender people in Cuba. According to Fusion, this was the eighth year of the March Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

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Love Conquers All

December, 2014

“Love conquers all.” How many times have we all said those words? Believed in those words? Prayed every night that these words held some sort of truth in them? Glad I’m not the only one. And I firmly believed that they were true… until my husband and I split up. And then I wanted to […]

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