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Feb. 22 news briefs

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Diversity quotas at University of Manitoba ‘a good plan,’ students say Evan Wiens, an LGBT activist and political science major at the University of Winnipeg, agrees with Yellowback. Wiens did not have any openly gay teachers in school.   Read the full story at CBC. NDP Daryl Reid not running for re-election And another one bites […]

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Feb. 16 news briefs

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Manitoba LGBT women report homophobia in health-care system, study says Almost all lesbian and queer-identified women who participated in a Manitoba study reported experiencing homophobia or transphobia when accessing health-care services in the province.   Read the full story at CBC. LGBT curlers vie for Canadian Gay Curling Championships in Winnipeg WINNIPEG — Teams from […]

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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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Trans stories from Winnipeg

Blogger tells the stories of young trans men

October, 2015

My Identity Winnipeg, a blog by Riley Chervinski, takes a look at the stories of young trans men in Winnipeg. “I didn’t really know what I wanted to get out of it,” said Chervinski about starting the project. Initially, she was looking for traditional transition stories, but during her first interview, she realized there were […]

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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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