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Pandemic Poetry Project – collection of community musings from Buddies patio

posted Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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Last summer, poetry lovers/haters gathered on the patio to read and write their own musings on life, love, and the pandemic. Spurred from the mind of Patricia Wilson. along with the careful editing of host and writer David Bateman, the Pandemic Poetry Project has been published. 19 of the 26 poets have read as part of […]

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Householders – linked short stories about families, nascent queers, and self-deluded utopians

posted Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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A woman impersonates a nun online, with unexpected consequences. In a rapidly changing neighborhood, tensions escalate around two events planned for the same day. The barista girlfriend of a tech billionaire survives a zombie apocalypse only to face spending her life with the paranoid super-rich. The linked stories in Householders move effortlessly from the commonplace to the […]

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Love That Journey For Me: The Queer Revolution of Schitt’s Creek

posted Saturday, September 4, 2021

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Love That Journey For Me dives deep into the cultural sensation of Canadian comedy-drama Schitt’s Creek. Considering the fusion of existing sitcom traditions, references and tropes, this Inkling analyses the nuance of the show and its surrounding cultural and societal impact as a queer revolution. By discussing how the show reshapes LGBTQ+ narratives from the […]

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“Red X” – a tale of queerness and horror, as men go missing from Toronto’s gay village

posted Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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Men are disappearing from Toronto’s gay village. They’re the marginalized, the vulnerable. One by one, stalked and vanished, they leave behind small circles of baffled, frightened friends. Against the shifting backdrop of homophobia throughout the decades, from the HIV/AIDS crisis and riots against raids to gentrification and police brutality, the survivors face inaction from the […]

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Jordan Tannahill’s “The Listeners” tackles family dynamics

posted Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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A propulsive literary page-turner about a family torn apart by a mother’s obsession with a sound that no one else can hear One night, while lying in bed next to her husband, Claire Devon suddenly hears a low hum. This innocuous sound, which no one else in the house can hear, has no obvious source […]

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Beneath The Streets – English thriller, with politicians, police, and prostitutes

posted Saturday, July 17, 2021

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It is February 1976, and the naked corpse of a young rent boy is fished out of a pond on Hampstead Heath. Since the police don’t seem to care, twenty-year-old Tommy Wildeblood – himself a former ‘Dilly boy’ prostitute – finds himself investigating. Dodging murderous Soho hoodlums and the agents of a more sinister power, […]

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How We Do Family – Canadian Memoir on LGBTQ Parenthood

posted Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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 How We Do Family: From Adoption to Trans Pregnancy, What We Learned about Love and LGBTQ Parenthood by Canadian author, Trystan Reese. You may remember Trystan as “the pregnant man” in 2017 when the story of his family’s pregnancy journey gained international media attention. On June 8th—just in time for Pride Month—the Vancouver native is releasing […]

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After Francesco – heartfelt story of a man dealing with loss during the 1980s AIDS crisis

posted Monday, June 28, 2021

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Acclaimed author Brian Malloy brings insight, humour, and the authenticity of his own experiences as a member of the AIDS generation to this universal story of love and loss set in New York City and Minneapolis at the peak of the 1980s AIDS crisis. Published on the 40th anniversary of the disease’s first reported cases, After […]

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“Without” – True Story Of An Arab Transgender Man’s Search For Belonging

posted Thursday, June 24, 2021

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While some countries accept transsexuality, most of Arab countries are yet to do so. “Without”, by Younis Alakhzami, is a frank and sensitive account of a man searching for belonging as someone he feels he is not. “Without” tells a story of searching for belonging both in the world and within your own skin. Born […]

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When You Get A Chance – two cousins take a road trip to Toronto for Pride

posted Monday, June 21, 2021

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From award-winning Canadian authors Tom Ryan and Robin Stevenson comes a heart-warming tale of two cousins on a road trip to Toronto for the Pride Celebrations. WHEN YOU GET THE CHANCE is a contemporary YA novel, perfect for readers looking for a story of friendship and family. As kids, Mark and his cousin Talia spent many happy summers […]

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