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Editorial

March, 2016

It’s freezing. Everyone is tightening their purse strings after the pricey holiday season. The city is quiet and slow. It’s not really a time for celebrating, but… let’s celebrate love! At OutWords, our love is pretty diverse. We know your love is diverse as well, so we kept that in mind when finalizing the line-up. […]

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OutWords has a new Editor

October, 2015

As you may know, OutWords has been undergoing some major changes. The newest is that it has a new editor. I was excited to take on the challenge of editing Winnipeg’s GLBT magazine, but quickly disheartened by how hurt some members of the community have been by the publication. When a writer went to cover […]

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Beyond giving birth

August, 2015

Afew months ago my family was sitting around the dinner table when my brother and sister- in-law announced that they will be having a baby. When they told us the news, we all had tears in our eyes and we shared hugs and asked stand- ard questions, such as what they will name the baby […]

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The Plight Of Being Queer in the Psychiatric Industry

Part 1

May, 2015

If there is one thing I know that needs to change, it is the medical training. It’s important for people in the medical field to be educated on the queer community and the struggles we, as a community, face.

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Advice on Coming Out

May, 2015

Dear Emily, I am a 32-year-old closeted lesbian and my partner of two years is not. The problem is that I am terrified of telling my best friend that I am gay. It’s not that I don’t trust her. I am just scared to death of telling her. I think she knows, but I guess […]

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Hot Topic Debate

How do you feel about V-Day?

October, 2015

For OutWords‘ new feature, the Hot Topic Debate, we want readers to tell us what they think about hot topic issues. Three of our contributors gave us their opinions for our first edition of the feature, but we want to hear from you as well! Leave your thoughts in the comments below or read scroll […]

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Advice on keeping things steamy

Q: What are some ways to keep sex exciting after having kids?

August, 2015

A: Sex after kids can be a whole other ballgame. Couples with kids have gone through a lot of experiences together that may make them closer—everything from supporting a pregnant partner and learning how to change a diaper together, to watching their baby take those first few steps. Admit it, you always wanted to bang a […]

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Fallen Angel

My Journey through Pain, Anxiety and Separation

May, 2015

At this time, I discovered the gay male hookup app Gryndr. At least the mindless and shallow online interaction kept a guy entertained enough and the empty hours passed faster. The casual chit-chat killed the loneliness for a while. There was profound isolation during that period.

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Danelle’s Thoughts

The Jets hockey slogan debate; Hockey nostalgia or undertones of racism? 

May, 2015

Ignorance is the main issue that seems to be wrapped around the hashtag debate. Not knowing how racism shows itself in society, what white privilege is and not looking into issues that are raised are joined together to make this debate extremely frustrating.

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Crooked Paths to Tranquility

Manitoba resort is a seized opportunity for local lesbian couple

May, 2015

What happens when you take a couple of Prairie girls, a love for open spaces and beautiful greenery, and an opportunity? You get the Crooked Mountain Cabins resort, located just outside of Riding Mountain National Park. Framed by standing forest and replete with walking and biking trails, birdsong and wide-open sky, the resort is the creation […]

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