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Pride controversy, HIV and defending rights

May, 2015

NATIONAL BC Liberals kicked out of Vancouver Pride parade The Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) mandatory pledge to support trans rights must be signed by a senior official of a political party or that party will not be allowed to march in the Pride parade, the VPS board of directors announced July 22. “We’re taking a […]

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Standing Up and Changing Views

May, 2015

National Fans and sponsors abandon reggae festival over anti-gay song lyrics CBC Pressure continues to mount on the Edmonton Reggae Festival, as sponsors and fans react to the controversy swirling around the homophobic lyrics in songs by three headlining acts. Some who planned to attend the late-summer festival say they won’t feel safe if the lineup isn’t […]

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Bringing focus to GLBT issues

May, 2015

Local To Russia With Love WINNIPEG-On June 24, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights hosted a screening of the documentary To Russia With Love directed by Winnipegger Noam Gonick. According to ChrisD, this documentary follows the Russian anti-gay propaganda law during the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Many people featured in the film are gay […]

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Pride around the globe

May, 2015

LOCAL Winnipeg Pride Parade booming WINNIPEG-Three thousands more people than last year came out Sunday June 14 to celebrate the Pride Winnipeg parade. According to CBC, about 38,000 people attended the rally at the legislature, the parade through downtown and the festival at the forks. Grand marshal, Shandi Strong, has been going to Pride parades […]

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Prides and Progress

May, 2015

LOCAL Remembering LGBT community members WINNIPEG-On June 7, Pride Winnipeg held the Pride Vigil on the steps of the legislature building to remember fallen members of the GLBT community. According to the Winnipeg Free Press, the mother of Colten Pratt, a two-spirited man who has been missing since November, gave an emotional speech to the […]

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July 21 Briefs

Ballet porn, sober Pride, does it get better?

May, 2015

Local RAW: Jeppe Hansen talks about response to RWB story Jeppe Hansen, the former ballet dancer who went public with allegations that the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School kicked him out for acting in gay pornography, talks to the CBC‘s Ryan Hicks via Skype about the public response to his story. National Partying sober for Pride […]

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Pride & Marriage

May, 2015

LOCAL Couple caught in Pride hate ISTANBUL-A newlywed couple from Winnipeg were in Turkey on vacation when they decided to check out the Pride festival with a friend. According to CBC, the couple was sitting at a café when they noticed police that were supervising Pride move in on the crowd for no reason. The […]

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Pride, Love & Marriage

May, 2015

LOCAL  Kenora takes Pride KENORA- Kenora will host its first Pride the weekend of June 26 to 28. According to CBC, Wynne Degane is the organizer and was inspired to have a pride flag rising, picnic and march based on the youth who come to the GLBT group. There will also be storytelling by members […]

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The Plight of Being Queer in the Psychiatric Community

Part 3

May, 2015

In this article series, I have discussed my own personal experience in the psychiatric field and the experiences of several other queer individuals who have received treatment in said field.  I also spoke with a councillor at Rainbow Resource Centre who discussed her observations and opinions regarding how the mental health field in Winnipeg treats […]

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Brandon Pride, Shame in Alberta, Work for Change

May, 2015

LOCAL First Brandon Pride this weekend BRANDON-Saturday May 30 marked the first Pride Parade in Brandon, Man. Many took to the streets of Manitoba’s second largest city to show their support for the GLBT community. According to CBC, there was an element of fear to either participate or go to support as couples have had […]

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