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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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Religion Reconciliation

How Manitoba’s affirming churches are a sign of much needed-change

May, 2015

One of my first memories of being in church is zoning out to daydream about girls. I was in Grade 2 and that one hour every Sunday was dedicated to me dreaming up these impossible situations where I would impress the girl I liked. One of the last memories I have of church growing up is not going. Suddenly, after years of […]

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Features

Dancing to the Sun

May, 2016

Overcoming homophobia and racism is a spiritual journey. About 20 years ago, I was part of a group of indigenous gays who headed to South Dakota to attend a Lakota Sundance. Our presence was facilitated by a Dakota elder from Winnipeg who was a friend and ally. She had ancestral connections to South Dakota and […]

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ACES’ spirituality

How being asexual impacts belief systems

March, 2016

  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 […]

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News

Feb. 22 news briefs

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Diversity quotas at University of Manitoba ‘a good plan,’ students say Evan Wiens, an LGBT activist and political science major at the University of Winnipeg, agrees with Yellowback. Wiens did not have any openly gay teachers in school.   Read the full story at CBC. NDP Daryl Reid not running for re-election And another one bites […]

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Features

Taking sex out of religion

Fitting asexuality into belief systems

May, 2016

Religious organizations have had mixed feelings about GLBT communities throughout history, from outright hate, to grudging acceptance, to celebration. Many members of the queer community were raised in a religious home, and many more have come to various religions and spiritualities as they have aged. That includes people who are asexual. Jay Ron was raised […]

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Columns

dealing with DIFFERENT FAITHS

May, 2016

Living in such a multicultural society, we all know folks who have religious and spir- itual beliefs that are different from our own. Luckily, our generation is overall a lot more accepting of these differences than the ones before us. After all, what people do privately is their own business if it’s not hurting anyone, […]

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Columns

Should sex work be regulated?

May, 2016

The sex trade is a matter of perspective. Some, usually based on religion, feel there’s no place for it in “decent” society. Any form of sexual intimacy must be confined to a heterosexual couple within the framework of a “proper” marriage. Others, like me, take a far more open view. When we look at the […]

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News

March 1 news briefs

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

National  How trans people could help free the nipple When Courtney Demone posted topless photos of herself on Facebook and Instagram in September 2015, she wasn’t sure what the reaction would be. Read the full story at DailyXtra. Capilano Pride Week undeterred by UBC flag burning A rainbow flag greeted students stepping off the bus […]

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Outwords’ Fringe Picks

Our Guide to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival

May, 2015

Here are a few of the Fringe shows we at Outwords are most excited about. Did we miss one you’re dying to see? Tweet @outwords; we’ll check it out and you’ll be entered to win free tickets to Snack Music. 3…2…1… Clint and Kyle, two young men from Wetaskiwin, Alta., skip their best friend Danny’s […]

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