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Here & Queer

December, 2014

Compiled by Danelle Cloutier December 3 HONOURING OUR CAREGIVERS This national aboriginal AIDS awareness week event is aimed at bringing awareness and healing to the community. Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week, Ka Ni Kanichihk is working in collaboration with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and Two Spirited People of Manitoba to host a traditional gathering […]

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From Victim To Survivor

Winnipeg woman urges other abuse victims to get help

October, 2014

Dedicated to Dr. T. Vivian Muska approached OutWords claiming she was subjected to years of gut-wrenching sexual and physical abuse. She says she hopes telling her story will help others in the GLBT* community facing similar issues. Now in her 40s, she claims to have been sexually and physically abused throughout her childhood living on […]

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Local News Briefs

Compiled by Katy MacKinnon

October, 2014

U OF M OFFERS FREE ALLY TRAINING WINNIPEG – This September, the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU), Rainbow Pride Mosaic and the Womyn’s Centre, held two free LGBTTQ* ally training sessions for students. According to the three organizations, the purpose of the training sessions was to provide non-GLBT* people with the tools to speak […]

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Local News Briefs

September, 2014

Transgender Students WINNIPEG – Paul Olson, president of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, is encouraging Manitoba to develop a policy related to transgender students in light of Vancouver’s revised policy to accommodate them, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. He is advocating for a strategy that comes from the school board, rather than having schools deal […]

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Mixed reactions to new Manitoba law

Pre-op trans people can now change their gender on ID

July, 2014

The province of Manitoba announced in April that legislation is being introduced to allow gender changes on legal documents without the prerequisite of surgery. The changes mean transgender Manitobans will be able to make the change on documents such as birth certificates and health cards without having to undergo surgery. Within the trans* community, there […]

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What You Need to Know about Asexuality

December, 2014

Some people like dudes, some like ladies. Some people like ladies and dudes. Some people just like people. And, not quite so well known, is that some people aren’t sexually attracted to anyone. We caught up with Michael Doré of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) to find out what you need to know […]

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National News Briefs

Compiled by Katy MacKinnon

October, 2014

IRANIANS SEEK TORONTO REFUGE TORONTO – Toronto has become a place for Iranian GLBT* refugees to build a community, according to the Toronto Star. The refugee program sponsored by the federal government has allowed more than 200 GLBT* refugees to make their way to Canada through Turkey and many of them end up in Toronto. […]

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Swerving Through Two Decades

A look back at 20 years of Outwords

September, 2014

Swerve turns 20 this year! What is “Swerve” you ask? Swerve is the magazine you are reading now. We call it “OutWords.” Twenty years ago, in an era when homophobia was the norm, a collective of gays and lesbians went through many marathon sessions discussing direction, purpose and mission statements in order to form a […]

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National News Briefs

September, 2014

  Compiled by Katy Mackinnon New Trans Policiy in Catholic Schools VANCOUVER – A human rights complaint from Tracey Wilson, an 11-year-old transgender girl, has prompted a new policy to address gender in Catholic schools, according to CTV News. The complaint was filed when the Catholic school Wilson attended refused to comply with her request […]

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Syphilis is back – Get Tested Winnipeg

July, 2014

If you’re a man having sex with other men, you should be aware of the rapidly increasing syphilis outbreak that Winnipeg is experiencing right now. Syphilis is the sexually-transmitted infection (STI) you’re most likely to find in history books. For hundreds of years, syphilis affected kings, poets and everyone in between. The long-term consequences of […]

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