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Making history in Steinbach

May, 2016

Thousands showed their support for the queer community in Steinbach on Saturday, July 9, by joining the first Pride parade in the city’s history. The crowd, estimated between 3,000 and 5,000, far surpassed the hopes of organizers, who originally planned for about 200 people. Folks from all walks of life, including dozens of unions, came […]

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April 19 news briefs

What's up in the queer community this week

March, 2016

Local 2-spirited indigenous people: opening up the conversation A welcoming-in ceremony for the LGBT — or two-spirited — relatives in our community is one of the more powerful memories I have of being at a Manitoba Sundance last year.   Read the full story at CBC. Steinbach-area mom threatened after request for more LGBT openness in school […]

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News briefs April 5

What's up in the queer community this week

March, 2016

Local Manitoba election: NDP promises minister for LGBT issues The Manitoba NDP promises to appoint a minister for LGBT issues if re-elected on April 19. Transcona NDP candidate Barb Burkowski made the promise at a meeting Pride Winnipeg hosted for candidates and community stakeholders on Monday night. Read the full story at CBC. National Federal budget restores Court Challenges Program funding LGBT […]

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March 22 news briefs

This week in the community

March, 2016

National   Treated differently from his peers In 2008, Ritchie enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. He became a sub-lieutenant and enrolled in a training course that would have helped fast-track his military career. Read the full story at CBC.  Suspect in UBC Pride flag burning may be charged with mischief The RCMP confirm that […]

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March 15 news briefs

What's up in the GLBT community

October, 2015

Local Clinic specializing in gay men’s health opens in Winnipeg’s Exchange District A new clinic specializing in gay men’s health opens Friday in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. The aim of Our Own Health Centre is to offer a safe space for gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men to access health care. The clinic is […]

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May, 2016

A QUEER TEST OTTAWA, ON – A group of Carleton University students is asking for an apology from their administration for a fifty-year-old test sponsored by the Government of Canada. In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, the Canadian government asked Carleton University to devise a scientific test to determine whether a person was […]

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April 12 news briefs

What's up in the queer community this week

March, 2016

Local  Gay, atheist student from Malaysia has refugee claim accepted  An openly gay and atheist University of Winnipeg student who feared for his life if he was sent back to his home country, Malaysia, will be allowed to stay in Canada, as his claim for refugee status has been accepted. Read the full story at CBC. National  […]

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March 29 news briefs

What's up in the queer community

March, 2016

National Sherbourne Health Centre to expand trans care Sherbourne Health Centre is expanding the way it will deliver care to trans patients.   Read the full story at DailyXtra. How Rob Ford renewed LGBT activism in Toronto “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”   Read […]

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March, 2016

No judgment WINNIPEG, MB – On the 100th anniversary of Manitoba becoming the first province to grant women the right to vote, the province is again leading the nation in social change. The first self-identifying transgender judge in Canada was appointed to the Provincial Court of Manitoba. Judge Kael McKenzie is a proud member of […]

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March 1 news briefs

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

National  How trans people could help free the nipple When Courtney Demone posted topless photos of herself on Facebook and Instagram in September 2015, she wasn’t sure what the reaction would be. Read the full story at DailyXtra. Capilano Pride Week undeterred by UBC flag burning A rainbow flag greeted students stepping off the bus […]

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