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Outwords’ Fringe Picks

Our Guide to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival

May, 2015

Here are a few of the Fringe shows we at Outwords are most excited about. Did we miss one you’re dying to see? Tweet @outwords; we’ll check it out and you’ll be entered to win free tickets to Snack Music. 3…2…1… Clint and Kyle, two young men from Wetaskiwin, Alta., skip their best friend Danny’s […]

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Reel Pride

Film reviews

October, 2014

Tru Love is a multifaceted triangle of relationships between three very different women. A recently widowed and lonely mother, a daughter who buries herself in work to avoid confronting her own insecurities and a lesbian who is afraid of commitment. The film explores how these three women interact with each other and the relationships they […]

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Home-Grown Reel Pride

October, 2014

Winnipeg’s Reel Pride is back this year with new community alliances and events alongside finely- crafted tales of love, human rights and GLBT* lives. Reel Pride is kicking off with a pre- festival teaser at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Oct. 7. Audiences will be treated to films like Forbidden Love, a gem […]

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Kevin Lee Burton

The Queer Cree filmmaker

May, 2014

It was while working on a film that Kevin Lee Burton finally began to see Kevin Lee Burton. “I was able to adapt, as a youth, to any situation,” said the Cree multimedia artist and filmmaker. He left his childhood home at God’s Lake Narrows in northern Manitoba at 15. To become an effective social […]

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Pedagogy and Queer Media Representation

Analyzing The L Word and Modern Family

May, 2015

Creating a thematic unit plan, an educator can ask students to identify misconceptions they have of lesbian women, follow this with The L Word as a way to expose how misconceptions are reinforced by the media, and then compare the aforesaid to The Real L Word by examining the media’s use of appearance, mannerisms, class structures, body images, sexuality, career choices, race representation and relationship dynamics, to name a few.

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Movie Review

Pride

October, 2014

Pride is inspired by the extraordinary true life story of a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money for families affected by the 1984 UK miner’s strike. The miner’s plight with Margaret Thatcher, who was in power at the time, struck a chord with the lesbian and gay community.  Launching what became the […]

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Filming in rainbow

December, 2013

MOVIES For many years, the cultural and artistic elements that define our community have struggled with the debate on how to capture, portray and inspire queer realities. As queer identity is based on sexuality, so the confirmation of queer identity is often confirmed by expressing sexuality. But that alone does not capture what it means to be queer – so what form should queer cinema take?

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