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Fraternity – queer paranormal story about a secret brotherhood at an all boys boarding school

posted Thursday, November 24, 2022

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Fraternity is a queer, dark academia YA story about a mysterious boarding school, a brotherhood that must stay in the shadows, and an ancient evil that could tear it all apart. In the fall of 1991, Zooey Orson transfers to the Blackfriars School for Boys hoping for a fresh start following a scandal at his […]

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Transformer – A Story of Glitter, Glam Rock, and Loving Lou Reed

posted Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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In this funny and poignant memoir and cultural history, the television personality, columnist, and author of Drag pays homage to Lou Reed’s groundbreaking album Transformer on its fiftieth anniversary and recalls its influence on his coming of age and coming out through glam rock. In November 1972, Lou Reed released his album, Transformer because he thought it was “dreary for gay […]

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Some New Kind of Kick – memoir from LA queer punk musician, Kid Congo Powers

posted Friday, November 18, 2022

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Some New Kind of Kick is an intimate, coming-of-age memoir by legendary guitarist Kid Congo Powers, detailing his experiences as a young, queer Mexican-American in 1970s Los Angeles through his rise in the glam rock and punk rock scenes. Kid Congo Powers has been described as a “legendary guitarist and paragon of cool” with “the […]

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Summer Sons – Southern Gothic queer tale of death, deception, and desire

posted Friday, November 18, 2022

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Summer Sons is a sweltering, queer Southern Gothic that crosses Appalachian street racing with academic intrigue, all haunted by a hungry ghost. Andrew and Eddie did everything together, best friends bonded more deeply than brothers, until Eddie left Andrew behind to start his graduate program at Vanderbilt. Six months later, only days before Andrew was […]

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Lavender House – murder and mayhem in 1950s San Francisco, with a queer historical twist

posted Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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Lavender House, 1952: the family seat of recently deceased matriarch Irene Lamontaine, head of the famous Lamontaine soap empire. Irene’s recipes for her signature scents are a well guarded secret—but it’s not the only one behind these gates. This estate offers a unique freedom, where none of the residents or staff hide who they are. […]

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Queer Calgary Author, Suzette Mayr, wins Scotia Bank Giller Prize for her novel, The Sleeping Car Porter

posted Sunday, November 13, 2022

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Suzette Mayr has been named the winner of the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel, The Sleeping Car Porter, published by Coach House Books, taking home $100,000 courtesy of Scotiabank. Of the winning book, the jury wrote: “Suzette Mayr brings to life –believably, achingly, thrillingly –a whole world contained in a passenger train moving across the […]

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Surrender – U2’s Bono releases memoir detailing his music career, activism work, and personal anecdotes

posted Friday, November 11, 2022

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Bono—artist, activist and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2—has written a memoir, SURRENDER, which will be published in hardcover, ebook and audio, with the audiobook narrated by Bono. The book will be released simultaneously around the world and will be published in 15 territories.. As one of the music world’s most iconic artists, Bono’s […]

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My Rainbow Dads – Children’s Book Spreads Social Awareness of LGBTQ+ Families

posted Sunday, November 6, 2022

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In My Rainbow Dads, readers experience the world through the eyes of little girl who is being raised by multiracial, same-sex parents. By illustrating one family’s individuality, teacher, author Ivy Hilay Wilcher seeks to highlight the importance and impact of supporting all types of families. When my two dads adopted me, my life became as colourful […]

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Writers’ Trust 2022 Dayne Ogilvie Awards for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers – November 2, 2022

posted Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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Three finalists will be spotlighted for the 2022 Writers’ Trust of Canada  Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ2S+ Emerging Writers. The prize is presented annually to an emerging writer who identifies as (but is not limited to) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or Two-Spirit for an outstanding debut book in any genre. Books published between January […]

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Warholcapote: A Non-Fiction Invention – play based on lost tapes between two cultural giants and friends

posted Sunday, October 30, 2022

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In 1978 Andy Warhol and Truman Capote decided to write a Broadway play. Andy suggested that he record their private conversations over the period of a few months, and that these tapes would be the source material for the play. The tapes were then filed away and forgotten. Their play was never completed. Now, award-winning […]

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