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Transgender and Incarcerated

How do our jails treat some of the most vulnerable prisoners?

May, 2014

Transgender prisoners – particularly women – often face harsh situations in Canada’s jails. Without documentation or not having fully completed their transformations, offenders may face difficult questions when entering the prison system, not the least of which is what their gender is. By Larkin Schmiedl Those who are non-operative or pre-operative are, by standard practice, […]

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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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the intersection of QUEERNESS + DISABILITY

May, 2016

people think he is using his queer identity to get money. There’s a lot of stigma around needing financial assistance, regardless the reason. For a disabled queer individual, people’s opinions of the queer community and/or the disabled community can become overwhelming. Ardith McNeil is a pansexual, polyamorous artist who has been on disability for about […]

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Unions

Power to GLBT Workers

May, 2016

Let’s all continue to work together to help make our workplaces and communities a safe and inclusive space… The work unions have done has happened on many fronts and has resulted in real-life benefits to queer workers. “The LGBT presence in the labour community is much more apparent now than it used to be,” says […]

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News

News briefs April 5

What's up in the queer community this week

March, 2016

Local Manitoba election: NDP promises minister for LGBT issues The Manitoba NDP promises to appoint a minister for LGBT issues if re-elected on April 19. Transcona NDP candidate Barb Burkowski made the promise at a meeting Pride Winnipeg hosted for candidates and community stakeholders on Monday night. Read the full story at CBC. National Federal budget restores Court Challenges Program funding LGBT […]

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Opinions & Features

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November, 2011

TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE - KEEPING THE SPIRIT ALIVE When we think of hate crimes against transgender people, the first thing that comes to mind is usually gay/trans bashing. We often think of the movie Boys Don’t Cry or about the many transgender people who’ve been murdered when it was discovered they’d transitioned...

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Proud Women at Work

May, 2016

There was a time when women and people who are queer were barred from the workforce. Today, it’s a much different story. Rosanna Pfeil has been a rural and suburban mail carrier for Canada Post since 2010. “Whether I’m at work, with my family or with my friends, I am a proud lesbian, and I really […]

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Features

Examining the Wage Gap

Who you are could have an impact on how much you make

May, 2016

Most often when we talk about the wage gap, we’re discussing the difference in pay between men and women who are doing essentially the same job and who have virtually the same skill set. However, the wage gap increases when race, sexuality and other factors are brought into the mix. First, let’s start with the […]

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Rainbow Harmony Project Concert

07 April, 2016

Annual Spring Concert WINNIPEG’S CHOIR FOR THE GLBTT COMMUNITY AND THEIR STRAIGHT ALLIES Johanna Hildebrand, Artistic Director Rob Lindey, Accompanist This award-winning non-auditioned chorus has performed in every province from British Columbia to Quebec and south to Denver. In addition to their annual concerts in December and May, RHP frequently participates in local events including […]

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Features

Too comfortable too soon

March, 2016

The idea that comfortability ruins a relationship’s sex life, romance and intimacy has persisted for decades. When the mystery fades, does the relationship lose its spark? Three short-term couples—Lehanne and Dani, who have been together for more than two years and married for a few months; Sav and Hailey, who have been together for more […]

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