Out North: An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada
Out North: An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada is a fascinating exploration and examination of one nation’s queer history and activism, and Canada’s definitive visual guide to LGBTQ2+ movements, struggles, and achievements. A fascinating and wide-ranging documentation of queer history, activism, and community that examines the vast collection of The ArQuives, the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world.
The ArQuives, the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archive in the world, is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and celebrating the stories and histories of LGBTQ2+ people in Canada. Since 1973, volunteers have amassed a vast collection of important artifacts that speak to personal experiences and significant historical moments for Canadian queer communities.
This is an amazing coffee table size hard cover book that is perfect for queer historians, or anyone wanting to know more about those who paved the path to freedom and acceptance here in Canada before us.
Available from Figure 1 Publishing
Craig Jennex is an assistant professor of English at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He is editor, with Susan Fast, of Popular Music and the Politics of Hope: Queer and Feminist Interventions (Routledge, 2019). His work has been published in TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Popular Music and Society, GUTS: Canadian Feminist Magazine, and The Spaces and Places of Canadian Popular Culture, among others. He has been a volunteer at The ArQuives since 2012.
Nisha Eswaran is a writer and academic in Toronto, Ontario. Her work has appeared in Postcolonial Text, South Asian Review, Kajal, and Jamhoor. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where she researches friendship and anti-colonial history in South Asian literature.
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.