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Any Other Way

Histories of Queer Toronto

edited by John Lorinc; Jane Farrow; John Lorinc & Tim McCaskill

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list price: $14.95
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category: Social Science
published: May 2017
ISBN:9781770565197
publisher: Coach House Books
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Toronto is home to multiple and thriving queer communities that reflect the dynamism of a global city. Any Other Way is an eclectic and richly illustrated local history that reveals how these individuals and community networks have transformed Toronto from a place of churches and conservative mores into a city that has consistently led the way in queer activism, not just in Canada but internationally.

From the earliest pioneers to the parades, pride and politics of the contemporary era, Any Other Way draws on a range of voices to explore how the residents of queer Toronto have shaped and reshaped one of the world’s most diverse cities.

Any Other Way includes chapters on: Oscar Wilde’s trip to Toronto; early cruising areas and gay/lesbian bars; queer shared houses; a pioneering collective trans archive project; bath house raids; LBGT-police conflicts; the Queen Street art/music/activist scene; and a profile of Jackie Shane, the gay R&B singer who performed in drag in both Toronto and Los Angeles, and gained international fame with his 1962 chart-topping single, ‘Any Other Way.’

About the Authors

John Lorinc is an award-winning journalist who has contributed to Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Saturday Night, Report on Business and Quill & Quire, among other publications. He has written extensively on amalgamation, education, sprawl and other city issues. He is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards for his coverage of urban affairs. His first book, Opportunity Knocks: The Truth About Canada’s Franchise Industry, was shortlisted for the National Business Book Award. He lives in Toronto.

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Jane Farrow has worked as a CBC broadcaster, City Hall staffer, public facilitator and community animator. She was the first executive director of Jane's Walk and has received numerous community awards from the Toronto Community Foundation.

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Stephanie Chambers is a news researcher at The Globe and Mail and teaches investigative reporting at Humber College. She has been a researcher for many Globe stories, from investigative to business and beat reporting, including some that have gone on to win National Newspaper Awards and most recently a 2015 Michener Citation of Merit. She has a Master of Information from the University of Toronto.

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Tim McCaskell is a long-time gay activist. He worked on The Body Politic, Canada's first national Lesbian and Gay Liberation magazine, and has written two books: Race To Equity and Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism.

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Contributor Notes

Any Other Way is edited by Stephanie Chambers, Jane Farrow, Maureen Fitzgerald, Ed Jackson, John Lorinc, Tim McCaskell, Rebecka Sheffield, Tatum Taylor and Rahim Thawer.

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