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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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Holy blues from another galaxy

April, 2014

CONFESSIONS FROM TORONTO MUSICIAN CLARA ENGEL Engel describes herself as an artist working in the medium of song. “It's a big question,” she chuckled when I asked her to talk about herself. “I feel that I relate more to the concept of being a poet... than a songwriter,” she said. “I feel there is a false separation. There are numerous artists — like Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen — that probably would have been poets at other times."

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Getting sexy & silly in Winnipeg

April, 2014

SUICIDE GIRLS BRING SEXY, BUT FUNNY, SHOW TO WINNIPEG International burlesque sensation Suicide Girls is going on a cross- Canada tour, and viewers are in for a funny and sexy treat.

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Local lesbian making us laugh

April, 2014

CHANTEL MAROSTICA BRINGS US GLBTQ* COMEDY Chantel Marostica, a headliner in our growing local comedy scene, discovered that being gay is the “most hilarious part” of her. The Winnipeg comic, who’s “very evidently a lesbian,” has made her identity front-and-centre in her act, but is sure to make one thing clear.

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Expanding kimiwan

March, 2014

INDIGENOUS ZINE EXPLORES SEXUAL HEALTH The publication kimiwan ‘zine, a mini magazine for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people around the world, is coming to Winnipeg.

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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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Reality TV show aptly named

April, 2014

As with most reality TV shows, the first questions about Brave New Girls are about realism. In episode five, when the show’s star Jenna Talackova loses her baggage, her publicist doesn’t seem to care about how upset Talackova is. Although this changes when she finds out Talackova’s estrogen is in the missing bags. In episode six, when Talackova confronts her cousin who referred to her as a “tranny” to a guy at the bar, the conversation feels forced and the anger fake.

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Comedians from the community

April, 2014

WINNIPEG COMEDY FESTIVAL GOES QUEER This year’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival line-up includes five comedians from the GLBTQ* community. Founding artistic director and comedian Al Rae said, “One of the pillars of the comedy festival has always been this idea that you really can bring people to understand people that might be different than themselves through comedy.”

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Funny & female

April, 2014

FUNNY WOMEN TAKE OVER FAME Between selling sex toys in Osborne Village and finishing up a theatre degree at the University of Winnipeg, Melanie Dahling is cracking jokes about gender and feminism. But she’s not poking fun at the women’s rights movement; instead, she’s criticizing the way gender influences our behaviour and the double standard men and women are held to.

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Double the fun with Pride Winnipeg

March, 2014

PRIDE FEST PLAN REVEALED The folks who plan the 2014 Pride Winnipeg Festival have laid out an ambitious agenda for this year and are already working on more offerings for future years.

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