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Archive for September, 2015

Pride (Movie)

If you haven’t seen it yet, you shouldn’t miss this!

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015
  • 7:00pm  9:00pm
  • Gas Station Arts Centre
  • Tickets are $10 at: https://reelpride.yapsody.com/event/book/17313/120999?ref=ebtn

Pride (the movie), directed By Matthew Warchus
UK, 2014, 119 Min.

LGBTTQ* activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. The film recounts the forging of an historic link between the Labour movement and workers rights, and the dawning of the movement for LGBTTQ* rights. It also captures the beginning of LGBTTQ* activism that would be critical to the response to the then emerging A.I.D.S. crisis. While the film is a fictional drama, all of the main characters are based on historical figures of the events depicted.

ReelPride Launch Party tonight!

Reel Pride 2015 Festival Launch and 30th Anniversary Party happens TODAY!

Incorporated as the Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Film Society on September 20, 1985, we will be officially celebrating our 30th Anniversary and 2015 Program Launch Party at Fame Night Club on Saturday, September 19, 2015.

Arrive between 9:30-11:30pm to enjoy birthday cake from Chocolate Zen Bakery and appetizers from Kristina’s on Corydon!  Stick around as we count down to midnight and party the night away with music provided by DJ Roy.

Cover: $5.00
Must be 18+ ID Required

Reminder: Womyn’s Running Event

WINNIPEG FRONTRUNNERS

ALL WOMEN’S RUNNING GROUP

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2015

9:30 AM @ THE FORKS MARKET LOOKOUT ELEVATOR

(next to the ice-cream shop Neon Cone)

Winnipeg Frontrunners is an LGBTTQ* running group that meets every Saturday (except during winter). We hardly have any women show up so we are having an all women’s run (plus one gay dude). If you are a lesbian or bi/trans/queer woman who likes to run and are looking for other women to run with, then come join us for this one-time event.

We will run for about 40-50 minutes. All levels are welcomed. Run at your own pace. Fast, medium, slow, whatever! The best part is that we all meet up for coffee and socialize at 10:30 am.

Lace up those running shoes and meet us at the elevator next to the ice-cream shop Neon Cone in The Forks Market. We start promptly at 9:30 am so be there 5-10 minutes early.

For more information, please contact Wally Mah (the one gay dude) at outhererun@yahoo.ca. You can visit our webpage at http://outtherewinnipeg.com/running/ 

Cross-Posting: Badminton

Out There Badminton: Womyn’s Night

Friday, September 25, 8 to 10 pm at Gordon Bell High School (Broadway Avenue at Maryland)

This evening has been set aside for womyn only — except for one or two men who will be there to set up, clean up, and be of assistance as needed. We supply the birdies and have racquets to lend.

Fee: $2

Use the South Entrance, on Broadway, at the top of the stairs. Parking is accessible in the lot just off Borrowman Place,(the street that runs along west side of the school).

Regular (co-ed) Out There Badminton will begin in the same venue on Friday, October 2, 8 – 10 pm).  Please note the new starting time.

Housing for LGBT Elders

The topic of LGBT senior’s housing has come up a lot of late. If you’re over a certain age, you’re starting to think about your living arrangements in later years. What do you want it to look like?

Several groups have been working on ideas, and researching options. A study on Safe and Inclusive Housing for 55+ LGBT adults is being done by U of M. Can you spare some time for an interview/survey for this important project? Without the information reaching other ears and eyes, progressive policy decisions can’t be made.

Ideally interview/survey participants would be 55+ and identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and live in an apartment, condo building, retirement home, etc.

Questions? Contact Morgan Stirling at 204-297-2850 or email umstirli@myumanitoba.ca.

If you know of people who might fall into this category, please forward the email along the grapevine. This is an important discussion!

Clarification: Frontrunners

Winnipeg Frontrunners is an LGBTTQ* running group that meets every Saturday (except during winter). We hardly have any women show up so we are having an all women’s run (plus one gay dude). If you are a lesbian, bi/trans/queer woman who likes to run and are looking for other women to run with, then come join us for this one-time event.
 
We will run for about 40-50 minutes. All levels are welcomed. Run at your own pace. Fast, medium, slow, whatever! The best part is that we all meet up for coffee and socialize at 10:30 am. 
 
Lace up those running shoes and meet us at the elevator next to the ice-cream shop Neon Cone in The Forks Market. We start promptly at 9:30 am so be there 5-10 minutes early.
 
For more information, please contact Wally Mah (the one gay dude) at outhererun@yahoo.ca.  You can visit our webpage at About Winnipeg Frontrunners | Out There Sports & Recreation

Cross-Posting (OutThere Hike)

This coming weekend, Cheryl and Alan are leading a hike at Tunnel Island Trails (Waa’say’ Gaa Boo).

Kendra Trails Guide Description:

This area is a relationship gathering place with 8,000 years of history. A place where relationship is affirmed, confirmed and maintained. Stunning views of the Winnipeg River and Norman Dam can be seen along the series of trails which make up Tunnel Island. The trail also includes several lookouts and points of interest along its path. Many wildlife such as eagles, pelicans, deer and fox can be seen along this trail. This land was gifted to the Common Ground partnership between the City of Kenora, Grand Council Treaty #3 and the communities of Wauzushk Onigum, Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining and Obashkaandagaang. Please respect the heritage value of this sacred site, while enjoying the land.
What makes this hike so unique is that Wayne DeGange, coordinator of Kenora Pride, will be bringing some Kenora folks to join the Winnipeg hikers. It’s a great chance for hiking gals from LACE who might be looking for something outdoorsy to do next weekend.
Be at the Tim Hornton’s at the corner of St. Mary’s and Marion at 8:45 a.m. to carpool.  But first, email Alan at alan.a.moore@icloud.com to say you’re interested and to get more details.