Armande Martine

Armande Martine is a provincial civil servant, partner to Nelle and mother of three adult children.

18 May, 2016 / 0 Comments / Author:

CBC’s Terry O’Reilly, advertising guru and host of Under the Influence, illustrates the history of GLBT advertising in a 2012 episode. He notes that it took decades for the advertising industry to market to the community, but that in 2012 alone, the gay community would spend more than $800 billion. Indeed, the GLBT community carries […]

17 October, 2014 / 0 Comments / Author:

Pride is inspired by the extraordinary true life story of a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money for families affected by the 1984 UK miner’s strike. The miner’s plight with Margaret Thatcher, who was in power at the time, struck a chord with the lesbian and gay community.  Launching what became the […]

06 October, 2014 / 0 Comments / Author:

Architect Antoine Predock chose translucent white alabaster for the ramps in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). Backlit with LED lighting, the ramps take visitors through galleries on a literal journey to light through darkness, meant to symbolize travelling towards hope and optimism. Hope and optimism following yesterday’s struggles, but also in the face […]

03 September, 2014 / 0 Comments / Author:

There’s an adage that says, “You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.” This year is OutWords (initially launched as Swerve) magazine’s 20th anniversary. As the voice for the GLBT* community in Manitoba, it is a time to stop and acknowledge those who have come before us and paved the way […]

02 May, 2014 / 0 Comments / Author:

Gay-owned Gimli business is proud and going strong

01 April, 2014 / 0 Comments / Author:

For the past couple of seasons, the Rainbow Harmony Project (RHP) choir has used “Stand Together” as their signature song at concerts. “Side by side we could be, growing hopes and dream. If we could stand together, we will sing forever of the dreams growing in our hearts,” and so the lyrics go. Those aren’t just cheap words for this inclusive choir; both straight and GLBTQ* members do indeed stand together, singing side by side at practices and concerts. And you can see their interaction for yourself at the upcoming RHP Spring Concert in May.

04 December, 2013 / 0 Comments / Author:

The young dynamic duo behind the Rainbow Harmony Project (RHP) choir is Johanna Hildebrand, the new artistic director/conductor, and her friend, Jenni Magnus, who acts as production manager.

03 October, 2013 / 0 Comments / Author:

Thanks in part to legal challenges, same-sex relationships are no longer treated as taboo in children’s books. But there are still many hurdles on the road to publication.

13 September, 2013 / 0 Comments / Author:

There’s a sweet odour permeating the air of late in the form of a Christian campaign that offers an apology to the LGBT community. The I’m Sorry campaign originates from the Chicago-based Marin Foundation, which proclaims the following as part of their mission statement: “Building bridges between the LGBT community and the Church through scientific research, biblical and social education and diverse community gatherings.”

13 September, 2013 / 0 Comments / Author:

Récemment, il y a un courant d’air rafraichissant qui passe sous la forme d’une campagne chrétienne intitulée « I’m Sorry ». Cette campagne a été lancée à Chicago par Andrew Marin, fondateur de la fondation Marin. La fondation a pour objectif de « tisser des liens entre la communauté gaie et l’Église par le truchement de recherches scientifiques, de formations bibliques, de l’apprentissage de la vie sociale, et de diverses rencontres communautaires ».