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Feb. 9 news briefs

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Pride Winnipeg announces 2016 festival theme: Be Authentic  Pride Winnipeg announced the 2016 festival’s theme — Be Authentic — on Thursday. “It’s a message of empowerment in telling folks to be authentic, be them and not worry about social pressures that are trying to conform them into areas that’s just not them,” said Pride Winnipeg president Jonathan […]

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News briefs – Jan. 26

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Gay University of Winnipeg Student Told to Die Hazim Ismail just wants the messages to stop. The gay international student studying at the University of Winnipeg has been inundated with hundreds of messages decrying him for being gay, with death threats topping the list.   Read the full story at ChrisD. National Conservative group […]

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News briefs – Jan. 12

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Jim Rondeau, Manitoba’s First Openly Gay Politician, Looks Back On Career WINNIPEG — The early 2000s were not that long ago, but seem like a different era to Jim Rondeau. Back then, Manitoba’s first openly gay legislature member sat on the government’s backbench and watched opposition politicians vote against his right to adopt children, enjoy […]

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News briefs – Dec. 29

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

National Supporting Toronto’s LGBT seniors “I just do what I got to do to survive,” says 59-year-old Eustace (who asked Daily Xtra not to use his real name for safety reasons), a gay man currently living in Canada. Eustace has been living in Canada since 2006, when he says he left Guyana in fear of […]

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News briefs – Dec. 15

What's up in the queer community

October, 2015

Local University of Winnipeg student fears deportation after being outed as gay Disowned by his own family for being gay, Hazim Ismail says living in Canada has been a relief since fleeing Malaysia three years ago. But the University of Winnipeg student fears he’ll be sent back home if he doesn’t raise the remainder of […]

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Feb. 3 news briefs

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Women, students celebrate right to vote at museums in Winnipeg The centennial milestone of women’s right to vote in Manitoba is being celebrated at two Winnipeg museums, with about 100 students getting the chance to meet prominent women, including former prime minister Kim Campbell.   Read the full story at CBC.  Winnipeg chic It was a hot summer’s eve […]

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News briefs – Jan. 19

What's going on in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Lack of resources hampering LGBTQ-inclusive education in classrooms, study finds The vast majority of teachers in Canada want to make LGBTQ-inclusive education more accessible in the classroom, but a lack of leadership and resources is hampering the process, a new study finds. Read the full story at CBC.ca. National Church Street student residence near […]

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Jan. 5 news briefs

What's going on in the GLBT community this week?

October, 2015

Local Year In Review: Canadian heritage exhibition of pride It was easy to spot Alyssa Richard. She was the one with the flowing rainbow cape billowing brightly around her as she stood before a white backboard at the Red River Heritage Fair proclaiming to all the world she is a member of the LGBT community. […]

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Dec. 22 – News briefs

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Manitoba appoints first transgender judge Kael McKenzie Kael McKenzie was appointed to the bench this week by an independent judicial nominating committee. He worked for a private practice and as a Crown attorney before getting the new job.   Read the full story at CBC. National Justin Trudeau to be first prime minister to […]

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Dec. 8 – News briefs

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Canadian LGBT groups step in to help Syrian refugees Last week the Canadian government announced that they had made provisions to accept and resettle LGBT asylum seekers who were escaping persecution. Homosexuality is illegal in Syria, with a penalty of up to three years imprisonment for those who are found guilty. Read the full story […]

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