Community Feature: Out’n About Travel

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Out’n About Travel is proud to be part of the 30th Anniversary Pride Winnipeg Festival.

Out’n About Travel has and continues to support various Pride events and LGBTTQ* communities since 1994. As a gay businesswoman I knew the importance of having a safe, inclusive environment to help with our communities’ travel needs.  Over time the company has grown and my team and I understand the value of smart and sensitive service for our diverse community. We serve the LGBTTQ* community with integrity and dignity.

Over time, Out ‘n About Travel has evolved into a boutique agency whose clients span the corporate and individual market, and includes a commitment to meeting the needs of the LGBTTQ* community.

We are proud to be Canada’s first LGBT Supplier Diversity Certified travel agency. Please feel free to ask us about this.

Our mission has always been to offer a safe and comfortable place for our diverse clientele.  The  LGBTTQ*  travel experience is vaster then ever before and our community of travellers are  looking for more than “the only gay travel experience”.

More and more travel suppliers are specializing in luxury, adventure, family, wedding and off the beaten path destinations for the LGBTTQ* traveller. Our world has evolved and there are no one-size fits all when it comes to the LGBTTQ* travel world. With over 30 years travel experience we are here to help manage your LGBTTQ* travel expectations. Let us be your trusted partner!

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For more information on Out’n About Travel please visit www.outnabouttravel.com.

Community Feature: The University of Manitoba

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I am proud that this year the University of Manitoba is participating as an official sponsor in the Winnipeg Pride Festival. I invite and encourage all members of the university community, including our alumni, to engage in this vibrant event in support of the LGBTTQ* community.

The Pride festival’s 2016 theme is Be Authentic. I know that within the University of Manitoba community, our students, staff and faculty are committed to allyship and maintaining a welcoming work and learning environment. Many members of the University of Manitoba family count themselves with pride as members of the LGBTTQ* community. As well, across many disciplines, researchers and scholars are exploring LGBTTQ* themes on an ongoing basis.

Ours is undeniably a meaningful and authentic engagement with this subject, helping generate deeper understanding of complex and emerging issues, and I invite everyone – during this week and throughout the year – to explore our faculty’s rich scholarly output on the subject.

Beginning on Monday, May 30, and throughout Pride Week, the Pride flag will be raised and flown on both campuses. To find out more about the many activities happening on our campuses, visit news.umanitoba.ca/show-your-pride/. Members of LGBTTQ* communities and allies are welcome to join us in showing their pride and support of inclusion and diversity.

This is our opportunity to be authentic and take our place in support of this important community celebration.

David T. Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor

Community Feature: Lives Well Lived

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The MGEU Equality and Human Rights Committee strives to promote opportunity for all citizens to live, learn, work and socialize  as equals, with dignity and respect for each other. That’s why we’re committed to sponsoring Pride Winnipeg, as well as supporting other Pride events throughout the province. We embrace that which makes each of us a unique reflection of the image of our Creator.  

After all, without diversity, the world would be a rather dull and bleak canvas. By celebrating and promoting diversity, we splash a rainbow of colours and the result is a more vibrant, eclectic, inspiring and scenic vista of life and freedom.

 Our desire is to be living proof that though we may be different, embracing one another and standing united means we can never be defeated.  In solidarity and diversity, we build better foundations for lives well lived!

James Price, MGEU Equality and Human Rights Committee member