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Acquired Community

Acquired Community

by Byers, Jane

Jane Byers’ Acquired Community is both a collection of narrative poems about seminal moments in North American lesbian and gay history, mostly post-World War II, and a series of first person poems that act as a touchstone to compare the narrator’s coming out experience within the larger context of the gay liberation movement...

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All Violet

All Violet

by Rivera, Rani

In All Violet, a young woman chronicles the experience of living on the margins, in spaces and places where body and mind are flayed by guilt, disappointments and betrayals...

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Butch

Butch

by Holman, SD

Butch: Not Like the Other Girls is a photographic exploration of the liminal spaces occupied by female masculinity in contemporary communities. Its first incarnation exhibited as a public art project in transit shelters around Vancouver in March-April 2013, with a simultaneous gallery show at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (the Cultch)...

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Flight Instructions for the Commitment Impaired

Flight Instructions for the Commitment Impaired

by Harwood, Nicola

"Wanted: lesbian couple to foster wonderful eleven-year-old African American boy with gender identity issues." Meet Antwan. Not only has he got gender issues, he's severely emotionally disturbed, severely demanding and, as he puts it, "born to argue." In the late nineties, Nicola Harwood and her girlfriend moved to San Francisco in order to be at the epicentre of queer culture...

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Food Was Her Country

Food Was Her Country

by Bociurkiw, Marusya

At turns tender, dark and funny, Food Was Her Country tracks a tempestuous mother-daughter relationship and the life-long culinary journey that leads them from estrangement to common ground. For Bociurkiw's mother, born in Soviet Ukraine and raised in an Alberta convent school, food was the only language her proto-foodie daughter could understand...

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Oscar of Between

Oscar of Between

by Warland, Betsy

In 2007, at the age of sixty, Betsy Warland finds herself single and without a sense of family. On an impulse, she decides to travel to London to celebrate her birthday, where she experiences an odd compulsion to see an exhibit on the invention of military camouflage...

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Playing into Silence

Playing into Silence

by Biello, Tina

Growing up during the 50s and 60s in small town Alberta, Pam was keenly aware, by the age of nine, that she was a lesbian. And she also knew well to hide this about herself. Pam would search for books on the "The Island of Lesbos", only to return from the library with a copy of Little Women...

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The Small Way

The Small Way

by Yawnghwe, Onjana

What strange gravity draws two people together? What pulls them apart?  In The Small Way, a woman re-evaluates herself and her marriage as she comes to terms with a spouse’s transition. Intimate and powerful, the poems celebrate the courage of a partner coming out as a trans woman and records the confusion in facing a partner's changing gender identity...

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Swelling with Pride

Swelling with Pride

by Graefe, Sara

There's no straightforward path to LGBTQ2 parenthood and just as every queer person has their own coming out story, every LGBTQ2 family has a unique conception or adoption story.  In Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories, creative non-fiction writers celebrate LGBTQ2 families and the myriad of ways we embark upon our parenting journeys...

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What the Mouth Wants

What the Mouth Wants

by Meneghetti, Monica

The redefinition of family values as seen from the eyes of a polyamorous, queer Italian Canadian obsessed with food. This mouthwatering, intimate, and sensual memoir traces Monica Meneghetti's unique life journey through her relationship with food, family and love...

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Similar Titles

  • All Violet
  • Butch
  • Flight Instructions for the Commitment Impaired
  • Food Was Her Country
  • Oscar of Between
  • Playing into Silence
  • The Small Way
  • Swelling with Pride
  • What the Mouth Wants
  • Acquired Community
 

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