Persons with disabilities often face a lack of accommodation, support and funding, as well as experiencing widespread bullying and exclusion, according to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Brenda McConaghy is a registered non-denominational marriage commissioner. She says that couples tend to see her as someone who can provide a personalized and accurate story about their relationship.
Next week, local advocates will host a night to hear from the disabilities community about issues around sex, dating and intimacy. The event is titled “Sexuality and Disability Manitoba Panel Discussion.”
Discrimination against a person’s weight or size, also known as sizeism, is an issue that affects many people in their day-to-day lives.
Lower-level dodgeball teams in Manitoba are co-ed and require a minimum of two female players on the court at all times.
Layers are key when it comes to dressing for winter cycling.
Although first popularized in the ’60s, hula hooping has made a comeback in the 21st century as a popular form of both fitness and dance.
Stigma surrounding taking medication for mental health and mental illnesses, as well as stigma around mental health in general, has decreased in recent years. This shows through both sociological and medical points of view.
The new year is a time when many people resolve to change their lifestyle for the better, often resulting in a pledge to lose weight. However, the correlation of weight loss with success is false and contributes to sizeist discrimination.
There is a stigma that People of Colour (POC) do not experience mental illness, according to NPR. At the same time, they are more vulnerable to the traumatic experience of racism.
Although their slogan is the all-inclusive interpellation “It’s in you to give,” Canadian Blood Services has strict criteria regarding donors. People with potential exposure to certain viruses, such as HIV, are excluded from the donation process
Students and professors may have noticed the increasing interest in employing correct gender pronouns, particularly gender-neutral pronouns such as the singular “they.”
Oksana Kosteckyj expresses a common sentiment when she says, “I think winter in Manitoba is pretty harsh.”
Queer Muslims, as members of both the LGBTQ+ and Muslim communities, have unique shared experiences and challenges.
"We all know and love people that use drugs,” Veda Koncan, project coordinator at the Manitoba Harm Reduction Network (MHRN), says.
Winnipeg boudoir photographer Teri Hofford and local business owner JT believe that a greater variance of images in media would lead to a positive shift in perceptions of what women actually look like. They promote this concept through their work.
Since a law change in 2013, sex work in Canada is not illegal. Currently, sex work falls under the category of asymmetrical criminalization, meaning the purchase - not the sale - of sex is illegal.
According to Jack Lamon, sex is fundamental to everyone. The worker-owner at Come As You Are (CAYA), a co-operatively-run sex shop in Toronto, explains that to express one’s sexuality in today’s society is radical.
The Bike Dump is hosting a six-week series of workshops for women, trans*, femme and non-binary people. The series, called Sister Cycle, aims to empower these folks by teaching bicycle mechanics skills.
Messages haven’t stopped pouring in to Aly Raposo’s inbox since #MeToo began trending on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram earlier this month.