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Recognizing PRIVILEGE

May, 2016

This piece has been adapted for OutWords from an op-ed piece that originally appeared in the Niverville Citizen on April 26, 2016 Most people will tell you they believe in diversity and inclusion. Most people believe they live it. Most believe everyone should be treated equally, until there is something about treating another person equally […]

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In the beginning

a look back at OUTWORDS

May, 2016

Just like the city around it, OutWords has come a long way and seen profound changes since hitting newsstands in Winnipeg more than 20 years ago. When the inaugural edition of what was then called Swerve came out in Octo- ber 1994, much of the city’s GLBT community remained closeted. Although things were better than […]

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Sunshine Thrives

Winnipeg resource centre fills gaps

March, 2016

Winnipeg is made a little bit brighter with the growth of Sunshine House. Located at 646 Logan Avenue, the community drop-in and resource centre focuses on harm reduction, population health promotion and social inclusion through a variety of programs. Many people who use the centre are street-involved, homeless or insecurely housed. Some are affected by […]

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YWG Dating tips from Winnipeg date destinations

March, 2016

OutWords visited four of Winnipeg’s best dating spots to get advice from staff who see their fair share of dates. Here are a few tips that might serve you well.   “If you choose to go to a restaurant or bar on a first date, go somewhere at least one of you already knows and […]

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QUEERal Living

March, 2016

  To many, small towns represent the idyllic dream. Popular culture shows them as brightly lit Main Streets flanked by small, family-run shops filled with smiling and loving people. Parents often talk about moving away from the city to a small town to raise their children—a place that’s safe and far from the corrupting influence […]

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Gay & Growing Old

An intern's experience at Our Own Health Centre

May, 2016

Working at a clinic for men who have sex with men is not a traditional career path for pharmacists. “I was a bartender in New York during the 1980s,” the patient says to me after a cough. “Liza Minnelli would call, and she’d say, ‘Hi. This is Liza,’ and I’d answer, ‘Liza who?’” Only a clever […]

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That’s a good boy: now SIT,SHAKE, SKI!

March, 2016

What does it mean to love someone? Well, for Winnipeg- gers, the answer might scarily involve embracing your partner’s winter activities. This was the case for André Lavergne, who, on his second date with now husband Kevin Roberts, was asked to join a skijoring exercise. What, you are not familiar with skijoring? Nor was André. […]

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Lounging in Lingerie

Getting Gorgeous Just for You

March, 2016

Like every year, winter came. It was unavoidable, like a winter cold producing your typical snotty nose and pale skin. Not to mention, of course, the added pounds because our body desperately wants to hibernate like bears do, which I am totally all for. (I’d love to sleep all day and night!) I know from […]

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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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Where to go to increase your social circle

March, 2016

While my personal mission is to meet an older man for a long-term relationship, this article can really apply to anyone trying to meet their soulmate. If you’re like me, you’re interested in meeting and getting to know a number of people to bring into your inner circle of friends, each of whom may fill […]

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