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In BC, the first weekend in August is a long weekend, celebrating BC Day. It's also the same weekend as Pride, a celebration of the LGBTQ community. Some of these books are political, some of them are academic, some of them are by LGBTQ-identified authors, others just include LGBTQ characters.
How Poetry Saved My Life

How Poetry Saved My Life

A Hustler's Memoir
edition:Paperback

Vancouver Book Award winner; Lambda Literary Award finalist

A memoir about sex work and sexuality, and how writing became the author's lifeline.

Amber Dawn's acclaimed first novel Sub Rosa, a darkly intoxicating fantasy about a group of magical prostitutes who band together to fend off bad johns in a fantastical underworld, won a Lambda Literary Award in 2011. How Poetry Saved My Life, Amber Dawn's sophomore book, reveals an even more poignant and personal landscape--the terrain of sex work, queer …

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Gender Failure

Gender Failure

edition:Paperback

Being a girl was something that never really happened for me.?Rae Spoon

 

Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; they are also both admitted "gender failures." In their first collaborative book, Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around traditional gender roles fail us all.

Based on their acclaimed 2012 live show that toured across Canad …

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Quixotic Erotic

Quixotic Erotic

edition:Paperback

Step into a world of dream, of fantasy, of erotic tales spiked with poetic imagery. Step into Quixotic Erotic, the new collection of lesbian erotica from Tamai Kobayashi.

Like being awakened from a dream by a soft, sensuous caress, the stories in Quixotic Erotic stimulate the senses. From a birthday surprise to a torrid office dalliance, these tales roam the worlds of women loving women.

A woman's doctor prescribes a weekend with a sex surrogate, leading to exploration and discovery. A couple brea …

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Exile and the Heart

Exile and the Heart

lesbian fiction
edition:Paperback
tagged : lesbian

"From the Future Bakery to Old Man Dam, Tamai Kobayashi reveals the ordinary and extraordinary lives of Asian-Canadian lesbians and their families with a quiet, intense passion. Kobayashi has a sharp eye for the poetic in the everyday, and for the small resonant truths that gleam amidst the seemingly mundane. Contemplative, gorgeous, and precise, this is a book about how history, personal and global, creates the present and how the present evolves into history."- Larissa Lai, author of When Fox …

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Persistence

Persistence

All Ways Butch and Femme
edition:Paperback

Named a Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association

Lambda Literary Award finalist

In the summer of 2009, butch writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote and gender researcher and femme dynamo Zena Sharman wrote down a wish-list of their favourite queer authors; they wanted to continue and expand the butch-femme conversation. The result is Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. The stories in these pages resist simple definitions. The people in these stories defy reductive stereotypes …

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One in Every Crowd

One in Every Crowd

Stories
edition:Paperback

Ivan E. Coyote is one of Canada's best-loved storytellers; her honest, wry, plain-spoken tales of growing up in the Yukon and living out loud on the west coast have attracted readers and live audiences around the world. For many years, Ivan has performed in high schools, where her talks have inspired and galvanized many young people to embrace their own sense of self and to be proud of who they are. One in Every Crowd, Ivan's eighth book with Arsenal Pulp Press, is her first specifically for que …

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Money Boy

Money Boy

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback

An American Library Association Youth Media Award Stonewall Honor Book

Ray Liu knows he should be happy. He lives in a big suburban house with all the latest electronic gadgets, and even finds plenty of time to indulge in his love of gaming. He needs the escape. It’s tough getting grades that will please his army veteran father, when speaking English is still a struggle. And he can’t quite connect with his peers at high school -- Chinese immigrants like himself but who seem to have adjusted t …

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Out

Out

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback

No one in Alex's world is who they seemed to be. Alex struggles with his faith when he witnesses a church member cheating on his wife and learns that his brother is gay. When his brother is brutally attacked, Alex is forced to decide where his loyalties lie and what he really believes in.[Fry Reading Level - 5.1

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