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Archive for August, 2016

Over the Rainbow: Daytime Movies

Okay so it’s not a Saturday afternoon matinee but come on out THURSDAY afternoon for our first Popcorn and a Movie, and post movie discussion!

Over the Rainbow Group (Roberta Bishop) – Rainbow Resource Centre 170 Scott Street

Showtime: Starts 1:45 for voting for either “One Gay City – A History of LGBT Life in Winnipeg” (2014 – 62 mins) OR “Carol” (2015 – 118 mins).  2:00pm movie followed by post movie discussion (to 4:45 p.m.)

“One Gay City…” From a deeply closeted culture to a more open and out society, this movie takes viewers on an emotional tour of Winnipeg’s LGBT community through personal stories, news headlines, and archival images.
Prominent moments in Winnipeg history explored in the documentary include the first attempt of a gay couple to legally marry in Canada in 1974, a bitter struggle of the Manitoba Legislature in 1987 for human rights, electing North America’s first openly gay mayor in 1998, and many other powerful stories.  http://www.pastperfectpro.com/films/page28/OGC.html

“Carol”… A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover. Highsmith’s sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality marks a departure from previous lesbian pulp fiction. Erotic, eloquent, and suspenseful, this story offers an honest look at the necessity of being true to one’s nature. The Price of Salt is the basis for the starring Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, and Kyle Chandler.

Admission free… although donations gratefully accepted! We welcome your contribution of time and energy to help with set-up and clean-up!

More details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/783878938420278/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1471891363159005



LACE gals are getting together for dinner at Buccacino’s in Osborne Village on Thursday, September 8 at 6 p.m. to talk about fall plans for events and gatherings. Please RSVP at praxis2121@gmail.com by September 5.

Feel free to bring information about fall events in the community so that we can keep the information circulating.

Hope to see you there!




Beers for Queers

Sorry about the short notice, but the Kick-off for Beers for Queers is tonight (Thursday) from 9 p.m. at the Pint at 274 Garry Street.

More info can be found here:



Bill C-16

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity has sent around the following email. If you belong to an organization with an associated mandate, please consider participating in the following campaign:

Bill C-16 has been introduced for the 3rd time in the House of Commons, and seeks to add gender identity & gender expression as a protected human rights ground federally.

On September 19, 2016–the first day of session, we (a collection of over 40 organization) will be sending our the following letter to all Parliamentarians and Senators to remind them of the importance to support this Bill.

To add your name to the community letter, please reply to campaign@ccgsd-ccdgs.org with:

  • your organization’s full name,
  • email,
  • mailing address,
  • and contact person

Please note, we do need confirmation of your participation by September 11th, 2016.

Should you have questions, please call me at: 613-858-3427.

The recommended letter is as follows:

Dear (Name),

We the undersigned hereby affirm that we stand in support with Bill C-16, the bill introduced on May 17th 2016 by The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould that will guarantee legal and human rights for trans people throughout Canada. Bill C-16 will update the Human Rights Act and Criminal Code to now include gender identity and gender expression, ensuring protection and safety for all trans people. Though similar bills have appeared in the past this is the first time it is a government bill, giving it a higher chance of passing through the House of Commons and the Senate.

Trans people in Canada are diverse individuals who experience unique and specific forms of oppression that are not protected under the current Human Rights Act and Criminal Code. Including gender identity and gender expression are more specific to trans people than other factors that are currently covered such as sex.

Though different provinces have already included gender identity and expression into their Human Rights Commissions this would be the first time a federal bill of this nature would be passed.

We the undersigned stand with the trans community of Canada, whether as members or allies, and in support of Bill C-16 and the safety, comfort, and happiness of all trans people.

(LIST of Organizations)

We are finalizing our letter of solidarity for Bill C-16, and hope you will sign as an organization that supports. 


Mr. Jeremy Dias
(pronouns: he, him, his)
votre directeur communautaire | your Community Director
Le Centre canadien de la diversité des genres & de la sexualité | 
The Canadian Centre for Gender  & Sexual Diversity
C304-440 rue Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1R 5B5 (territoire Algonquin Territory)
info@ccgsd-ccdgs.org/ Tel: 613-858-3427

For more information on CCGSD visit http://ccgsd-ccdgs.org
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