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Celeb-Loved DJ Loves Winnipeg

Tracy Young will celebrate OutWords' 20th birthday

September, 2014

  DJ Tracy Young had the music under control at Madonna’s wedding. You may have heard her remixes of P!nk, Cher and Lady Gaga songs on the radio. She no longer bats an eye at being asked to take the DJ booth at huge celeb parties. Her name is well known with the A-list crowd […]

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A Colorful Perspective

May, 2014

Joe Sinness is a gay artist coming up from Minnesota during the first week of June. His art is a great lesson in metamorphosis art with a homoerotic twist. These still life drawings are melancholic tributes to queer performance, meant to create a commodity of portraits, behaviors, and objects. Joe Sinness is interested in how […]

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One Hell of a Host

Pride Winnipeg entertains Pride delegates from across the country

May, 2014

Only two months before 2014 Pride Winnipeg Festival, Pride Winnipeg hosted a conference for Pride delegates from across Canada. Attendees wined, dined and experienced a few of our city’s hottest attractions during their three-night stay. On the first night, guests were welcomed at the Manitoba Hydro Place with appetizers supplied by Rudy’s Eat and Drink […]

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Breaking Borders with Winnipeg Pride 2014

Pride Winnipeg expands festival and sponsor GLBT* refugee

May, 2014

Pride Winnipeg goers can look forward to a longer and less crowded festival this year. The organization is making changes to help alleviate overcrowding and long lineups. “The festival at this point is packed — it’s to the brim,” said Pride Winnipeg president Jonathan Niemczak. The festival at the Forks will now be May 31 […]

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Men are raped too

April, 2014

MEN GET RAPED TOO: AN AUTHOR'S REVEALING BOOK AND Q&A John Lennon was raped. At first he didn’t report it. He reported a theft by the same man to the police. Then he went back to report the rape. Then he wrote a book about it.

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Queer and Present Danger

Multimedia one woman comedy show to hit Winnipeg stage

July, 2014

“I’m going to be telling my story while it plays with reenactments with my friends playing me getting bullied as a kid, and everything that led up to this point in my life,” said Marostica. “It’s going to be completely muted with me telling the story of me coming out while my parents are standing there.”

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Leading the Rainbow Stage

Ray Hogg makes Rainbow Stage's community

May, 2014

Ray Hogg got to know Rainbow Stage well in 2011 when he was directing. He lived in Toronto at the time, but came to Winnipeg for a few weeks to direct. “It was a relatively short, but a very intense getting-to-know-you Rainbow Stage time,” said Hogg. Ken Peter, the former executive producer of Rainbow Stage, […]

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Manitoba Takes Pride

May, 2014

Manitoba is full of Pride this summer. Not only is Pride Winnipeg going forward and expanding its festival at The Forks, Thompson will be the location for the first PRIDE North of 55, while Brandon Pride is celebrating its fifth year. PRIDE North of 55 Jason Douglas grew up in Thompson where he didn’t know […]

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Celebrate Pride at cocktails under the stars

April, 2014

COCKTAILS UNDER THE STARS RETURNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR In the half-dozen years it existed, Cocktails in the Trees became one of the most antici- pated events of Pride Week, and for good reason. Staged in a gorgeous home in the heart of Wolesley, the evening of music, scrumptious food and fabulous cocktails never failed to keep guests chatting about the amazing experience for weeks after. Conceived as a humble fund- raiser for some of Winnipeg’s GLBTQ* organi- zations, Cocktails in the Trees had become a must-attend soirée.

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Writing trans-genres

April, 2014

CONFERENCE EXPLORES WORK BY TRANSGENDER WRITERS Because transgender arts and literature are not often understood on their own terms, and because when trans work is reviewed, it’s often viewed through stereotypical lenses, poet and University of Winnipeg assistant professor Trish Salah decided to organize Writing Trans Genres. Part academic conference and part performance cabaret, the three-day event at the University of Winnipeg will include panels, workshops, keynote speakers and presentations of papers on May 22 to 24.

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