Category Archives: Butch

Five Queer Canadian New Adult Books

So there’s some debate as to whether new adult is actually a legit thing or not, as the term was only coined in 2009 by St. Martin’s Press in order to market books that were a kind of older YA … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Jewish, Lesbian, Mariko Tamaki, Montreal, mystery, Queer, Zoe Whittall | Tagged | 1 Comment

The Seven Canadian and Indigenous Lambda Finalists I’m Most Excited About

In case you missed it, last week the finalists for the 29th Lambda Literary Awards for LGBTQ+ Literature were announced, and there were some pretty rad Canadians and/or Indigenous folks on the list! Here are the finalists that I’m most … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, asexual, Asian, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fantasy, femme, Fiction, Lesbian, magic realism, memoir, Montreal, News, Non-Fiction, paranormal, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Science Fiction, Sex Work, Short Stories, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Vancouver, Young Adult | 1 Comment

“the big empty abandoned town hall their heart is echoing inside of”: A Review of Ivan Coyote’s TOMBOY SURVIVAL GUIDE

In case you had the wild notion that it wouldn’t be: Ivan Coyote’s latest and unbelievably 11th book is just as great, and possibly greater, than everything they’ve done up until now. If you’ve never read an Ivan Coyote book … Continue reading

Posted in Butch, Canadian, Ivan E. Coyote, Queer, Rural, Trans, Trans Masculine, Transgender, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

A Quiet Journey of Looking for Respect and Recognition: A Review of M-E Girard’s GIRL MANS UP

Despite the plethora of queer YA these days, there was something that I didn’t even quite realize that was mostly missing in contemporary LGBTQ+ YA, let alone Canadian LGBTQ+ YA: stories about butch/genderqueer lesbians and their gender journeys. Girl Mans … Continue reading

Posted in Butch, Lesbian, Young Adult | 4 Comments

There Sure Are a Lot of Great Canadians in the 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalists!

Is it that time of year again already?  The 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalists were announced today!  As I’ve written before, I have mixed feelings about the lammies, their policies (mostly past), and their decisions.  However, this year’s finalists include … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Asian, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Caribbean, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Indigenous, Lesbian, Montreal, News, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Rural, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Transgender, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

The Seeds of a Brilliant Writer: A Review of Shani Mootoo’s Short Story Collection Out on Main Street

Shani Mootoo is one of my favourite writers, but despite having devoured almost all of her fiction, until recently I had yet to read her very first book, a collection of short stories called Out on Main Street that was … Continue reading

Posted in Butch, Canadian, Caribbean, Fiction, Lesbian, Postcolonial, Queer, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Vancouver | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Wonder-full, Sexy, Smart, and Scary: A Review of Nalo Hopkinson’s Short Story Collection Skin Folk

I’ve really been spoilt by fantastic short story collections this summer, and Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson is no exception.  When I say fantastic, I mean it in more than one sense: these stories are remarkable, especially wrapped as they … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Black, Butch, Canadian, Caribbean, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, Postcolonial, Science Fiction, Sex Work, Short Stories, Toronto | Tagged | 7 Comments