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Pride Books for 2021

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We're grateful to LGBTQ authors for sharing all their rainbows and to all those who are brave enough to move the margins and create more room for everybody to be who they are.
The Unconventional Nancy Ruth

The Unconventional Nancy Ruth

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Born into privilege but expected to use her advantages for the good of others, Senator Nancy Ruth has led an uncommon, unconventional life. From her religious ministry to rewriting Canada's national anthem to make it gender-neutral, this outspoken, complicated woman has put her stamp on Canada's public life. Her generous feminist philanthropy allowed numerous women's organizations to flourish, and her talents for friendship and for controversy meant the work was serious but never dull. Like Nanc …

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The Queer Evangelist

The Queer Evangelist

A Socialist Clergy's Radically Honest Tale
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

A queer minister, politician and staunch activist for LGBTQ rights, Cheri DiNovo went from living on the streets as a teenager to performing the first legalized same-sex marriage registered in Canada in 2001. From rights for queer parents to banning conversion therapy, her story will inspire people (queer or ally) to not only resist the system—but change it.

In The Queer Evangelist, Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo (CM) shares her origins as a young socialist activist in the 1960s, and her rise to ordaine …

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Care Of

Care Of

Letters, Connections, and Cures
edition:Hardcover

Beloved storyteller Ivan Coyote returns with their most intimate and moving book yet.
 

Writer and performer Ivan Coyote has spent decades on the road, telling stories around the world. For years, Ivan has kept a file of the most special communications received from readers and audience members—letters, Facebook messages, emails, soggy handwritten notes tucked under the windshield wiper of their truck after a gig. Then came Spring, 2020, and, like artists everywhere, Coyote was grounded by the …

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All the Rage

All the Rage

A Partial Memoir in Two Acts and a Prologue
edition:Hardcover

A Canadian playwright's rise to fame amid the terrors of the AIDS era.

Brad Fraser suffered an impoverished and abusive childhood, living with his teenage parents in motel rooms and shacks on the side of the highway in Alberta and Northern British Columbia. He grew to be one of the most celebrated, and controversial, Canadian playwrights, his work produced to acclaim all over the world.

All the Rage chronicles Brad Fraser's rise as he breaks with his past and enrolls as a performing arts student. …

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Pride Puppy!

Pride Puppy!

edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

? “[A] sheer delight and will be a welcome addition to shelves everywhere. Highly—and proudly—recommended.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
? “This engaging introduction to Pride parades for the youngest readers successfully testifies to the warmth and power of queer community.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
A young child and their family are having a wonderful time together celebrating Pride Day—meeting up with Grandma, making new friends and eating ice cream. But then som …

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Proud to Play

Proud to Play

Canadian LGBTQ+ athletes who made history
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

The 2018 Winter Olympics marked a milestone for LGBTQ+ athletes. Thirteen athletes out of 3,000 competitors were out and proud — nearly double the number who felt comfortable sharing their sexuality four years earlier at the Sochi Games. Many athletes stay closeted for their entire sports careers, often unable to compete at their highest ability because of the shame and self-doubt they feel in not being true to their orientation or identity. But coming out still means facing harassment from fa …

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Be Amazing

Be Amazing

A History of Pride
by Desmond Napoles
illustrated by Dylan Glynn
edition:Hardcover
tagged : homosexuality

InBe Amazing, drag kid Desmond is Amazing walks you through the history of the LGBTQ community, all while encouraging you to embrace your own uniqueness and ignore the haters.
Desmond is amazing—and you are, too.
Throughout history, courageous people like Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and RuPaul have paved the way for a safer, more inclusive society for LGBTQ individuals, and it’s thanks to them that people just like Desmond can be free to be who they really are.
Featuring illustrations …

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Who's Coming Out to Play

Who's Coming Out to Play

Disruption and Disorientation in Queer Community Sports
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

Queer community sports leagues, by their sheer numbers, are changing the energy and space of school gyms and community recreational spaces. Some leagues are well-established – having been in existence for over twenty-five years – whereas others are relatively new, but their collective presence tells stories about the shifting dynamics of queer communities in Canada.

Who's Coming Out to Play considers the potential of queer community sports to disrupt notions of the embodiment of gender and co …

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