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Coming back home to the prairies can be a strange experience

May, 2014

Grindr is good for many things, one of which is pop-anthropology. And wouldn’t you know it, talking to strangers can be very insightful. One thing you learn quickly is that a lot of people are unapologetically racist, falsely believing that the logical extension of being born gay means that all their other sexual preferences are […]

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Ready or not, here come$ life!

April, 2014

INVESTMENTS FOR THE AGES Are you an industrious saver? Or do you feel the future will take care of itself? Either way, how do you know whether you’re on the right track? OutWords caught up with Evelyn Jacks, the nationally-known, Winnipeg-based writer and commentator on tax planning.

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Warmth within winter watering holes

March, 2014

WATERING HOLES - EVERY CITY HAS ITS GAY We often wonder if life is better elsewhere, or how Winnipeg compares to other cities, especially at the tail end of a brutal winter. This month, we find winter comfort in drinking establishments in Winnipeg; St. John, New Brunswick; and Zurich, Switzerland. These are but a few examples of the variety of spots out there serving as examples that every city has its gays, trying to live socially active and interesting lives.

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Being in our world

March, 2014

ACROSS THE GENDER SPECTRUM Gender is extremely complex. It’s a mix between our physical attributes, inner sense of self and outer expression. It doesn’t always mirror the sex you were assigned at birth, nor does it always fall within the male or female binary. Gender is a spectrum with an array of shades. Along with male or female, one might identify as both or neither. And the proper term for an individual’s identity is subjective to that person.

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Coupling struggle and strength

February, 2014

A VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL: Stories of challenges and connection from three couples in our community Human connection cuts across ages, backgrounds and identities. Some people don’t find that connection until they overcome years of challenges, proving that for every story of struggle there’s a story of strength, hope and love. Others find that connection when they least expect it.

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Strength in diversity

April, 2014

For the past couple of seasons, the Rainbow Harmony Project (RHP) choir has used “Stand Together” as their signature song at concerts. “Side by side we could be, growing hopes and dream. If we could stand together, we will sing forever of the dreams growing in our hearts,” and so the lyrics go. Those aren’t just cheap words for this inclusive choir; both straight and GLBTQ* members do indeed stand together, singing side by side at practices and concerts. And you can see their interaction for yourself at the upcoming RHP Spring Concert in May.

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Meeting the three amigos

March, 2014

SPIRITUALITY: THE GROUP EXPANDS Upon entering the coffee shop, Robert buys a coffee and spots the now-three amigos. He greets Danny and Tom and their mutual friend Jan.

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Console wars continue

March, 2014

TECH COLUMN: THE NEXT GENERATION OF CONSOLE GAMES This past holiday season saw the release of the latest generation of gaming consoles: Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s Playstation 4 (PS4). They were released with much fanfare, although with few tailor-made games. More so than in past generations, the release of these systems has sparked discussion about the future of gaming technology and the value of the new systems.

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Beards and Bears

February, 2014

THE GAY SIDE OF FESTIVAL DU VOYAGEUR Google “gay festival” and you will be offered a barrage of events with images of athletic young men in Speedos. Yet, we are Canadian prairie folks, living in a winter climate for much of the year. So do we have a link to winter festivals?

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Impress or make a mess

February, 2014

BEST AND WORST WINTER DATE IDEAS Whether it’s your first date or your 100th date, keep your relationship fun with these five best date ideas, and stay away from the five worst date ideas if you want to make a lasting impression.

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