Skating with pride, for Pride
Many queer people have, at some point or another, struggled to fit in. 2SLGBTQIA+ folks who encounter obstacles or discrimination in communities and subcultures often need to carve out spaces and events for themselves. That’s where Pride Skate comes in.
Before my obituary
As the family’s resident copy editor, I was tasked with proofreading my grandfather’s obituary before publication.
Shutting down hate on campus
Earlier this month, professor Joanne Boucher gave a talk at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) provocatively titled “The Commodification of the Body: The Case of Transgender Identities.”
Standing with our trans siblings
This past Friday, March 3, the University of Winnipeg (U of W) hosted a lecture that many in the city’s 2SLGBTQIA+ communities worried would direct hate at transgender people.
Refusing to walk the line
The outlaw, the desperado, the Man in Black: some of country music’s most prominent figures have defined themselves by living life on the fringe and answerin’ to nobody.
Let’s call him Tony. He called me a close friend. He was older, almost 40.
Queer and trans playwriting unit first of its kind
A consortium of theatre companies across Canada are collaborating to create the National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit (NQTPU). A first of its kind in Canada, the initiative encourages 2SLGBTQ+ theatre artists in their early to mid-career stages to submit their work for consideration before July 5. Five Canadian artists will be chosen to participate in the program that begins in September.
How strap-on sex helped me find myself
I like to put my fake suction-cup cock in my jeans sometimes, sticking out through the open zipper, buttoned at the top to hold it in place. I admire my hard cock in the mirror, poking through my jeans.
That is a tasty burger!
I know, I know. If you live on Broadway and can’t walk to your bus stop without being harassed by anti-vaxxers, a cheeseburger isn’t going to solve that problem. But we all need to find joy in the little things wherever we can, especially these days. And dagnabbit, there’s fewer things more joyful than a tasty burger.
Sex Education season 3
Streaming on Netflix
Local queer spaces (re)open their doors
For several months, public-health restrictions compromised the existence of a handful of 2SLGBTQIA+ spaces in Winnipeg. Some chose to pivot virtually, while others were more or less forced to shut their doors indefinitely.
Reel Pride 2021// Submit your docs// An evening with Colin Smith// Jade Turner album release// MCO presents Raine Hamilton// Museum music minutes at Dalnavert
Post-election processing panel// Mennonite centennial conference// Gandhi and the partition of India// Research office relocates// Byelections begin// Restarting the Helen Betty Osborne scholarships
Imagining future possibilities
Honour fandoms by engaging with them in new, imaginative ways
The Uniter Speaker Series presents Big Freedia
Age of Aquarius
She resells thrifted seashells via an online store
The socioeconomic and ecological implications of thrift reselling
The Uniter Speaker Series presents Matthew James-Wilson
Indie music, DIY culture and systemic racism
Tensions between church and skate
Queer skate community says The Edge Skatepark’s religious ties exclude many
Favourite local writer / Favourite local photographer
Favourite local writer
1. Callie Lugosi
2. Bartley Kives
3. Cierra Bettens / Riva Billows / Ryan Thorpe (tie)
Favourite local photographer
1. Callie Lugosi
2. Ally Gonzalo
3. Jen Doerksen
Reading in Colour