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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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Rights Moving Forward and Getting Dragged Back

May, 2015

LOCAL OUTSHine 2015 in Winnipeg WINNIPEG-Throughout May 15 to May 17, Victoria Inn Hotel and Maples Collegiate will be hosting a series of workshops to talk about gay-straight alliances in school along with other ways to make GLBT youth feel safer in a school environment. This year, more than 500 students and educators will participate […]

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GLBT History, Athleticism and Pride

May, 2015

Last weekend, Mariela Castro sponsored a pride parade for gay, lesbian and transgender people in Cuba. According to Fusion, this was the eighth year of the March Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

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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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Trans clinic and more global acceptance

May, 2015

LOCAL Trans clinic in demand  BRANDON-On May 24, a clinic for transgender people opened and is already busy and booking appointments into June. According to CBC, the clinic was offered by the city’s public health service and its goal is to give transgender individuals a place of non-judgement by health care professionals. It will also […]

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The Plight of Being Queer in the Psychiatric Community

Part 2

May, 2015

“It is important to put your beliefs aside and cater to the needs of your clients.”

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Trans clothes, trans rights and HIV prevention

May, 2015

LOCAL NEWS  Gender-inclusive clothing swap WINNIPEG-18 year old Theo DeSilva is running a clothing swap in his home for transgender people in Winnipeg. According to CBC, DeSilva was inspired to start this as a way for people transitioning to not worry about costs and being scrutinized in stores. He also accepts and has binders for […]

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