opinion & features
The group welcomes a new friend, and learns a lesson in respect
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.
“It’s nice to meet you Jan, I’ve been looking forward to speaking with the three of you about your relationships. But before we start, can I ask how the three of you met?”
Every city has its gay column
Compiled by Eric Plamondon
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.
New releases heat up the battle for the TV gamer, but no one may be watching
Stories from gender nonconforming community members
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.
Out of hibernation for 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?