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Personal piercings for proud people

Why Winnipeggers stretch their skin

December, 2014

Why would people want to poke a hole in their body? The reasons are as varied as the individual. In Western culture, it has long been common for people to have pierced ears. Gay men used to pierce their right ear lobe as a sign of their homosexuality, but that practice has faded as so […]

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Dealing with difficult people

November, 2011

DIALING DOWN DIFFICULT PEOPLE - Connection Coach If it hasn’t happened already, it is going too. You will find yourself working with a difficult person. When it comes to thriving in the world at work, you have to learn some basic skills in human interaction. These basic skills might be seen to some as common sense. Yet as my grandmother used to say, ”commonsense is not always common practice.”

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capricorn: maintain respect for people

May, 2010

even when their questions seem abysmally stupid ARIES (March 20 – April 19): Your competitive drive can become obsessive, even self-destructive. Looking good is not about conquest, but moving on gracefully. Let go, meditate, open your creative soul. You can’t do that while guarding your turf as queen of the mountain. TAURUS (April 20 – […]

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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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Does Manitoba’s New Premier Like Us?

May, 2016

A local pastor and friend of mine commented to me recently that it was good that homosexual people were coming out of the closet, because those closets would be needed very soon for Christians. –Brian Pallister, House of Commons speech, 2005 On April 24, 2005, at 12:05 p.m., Brian Pallister proudly stood up from his […]

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Empowering two-spirit people

February, 2012

PROUD TO BE TWO SPIRIT In September, Donna Glover and I flew to Denver, Colorado, to attend the International Two-Spirit Leadership Summit 2011. Hiram Calf Looking Sr., co-ordinator for the Two-Spirit Society of Denver, invited leaders from the U.S. and Canadian two-spirit groups to attend this historical event. As co-directors of the Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc., we were honoured to be invited and made the journey to the Mile High City.

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Two-spirit people gather in Manitoba

September, 2010

A gathering of medicine stones – two-spirit people follow ancient path.

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Making history in Steinbach

May, 2016

Thousands showed their support for the queer community in Steinbach on Saturday, July 9, by joining the first Pride parade in the city’s history. The crowd, estimated between 3,000 and 5,000, far surpassed the hopes of organizers, who originally planned for about 200 people. Folks from all walks of life, including dozens of unions, came […]

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Losing My Religion

May, 2016

I have not lost my faith in the Creator; only in the men who decide what should be accepted. I was raised Catholic, and I was a good Catholic boy. I did all the sacraments. I went to church. Not every Sunday, but I went. I got married in a Catholic church and raised my […]

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Wedding Destinations

FOR THE LOVE OF TRAVEL

May, 2016

Whether you are in love or looking for love or love to travel, love in the end is all you need. Well, maybe. When people are in love, they want to see the world, hold hands while walking the Champs-Élysées, sit side by side in front of the Taj Mahal. People in love love to […]

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