Category Archives: Gay

Lovely Writing, Interesting Moments, and Well Drawn Characters, But No Narrative Tension: A Review of Eva Crocker’s Debut Short Story Collection BARRELLING FORWARD

You know what’s the worst? Being really excited about a book and then being disappointed when you actually read it. Alas, such was my experience with the debut short story collection Barrelling Forward, by Newfoundland writer Eva Crocker. The weird … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, Fiction, Gay, Queer, Short Stories

Read, Buy, and Promote Books by People of Color: Tips, Plus a List of 11 Favorite Books by Authors of Color

One of the things I’m committed to doing in the face of white supremacy is uplifting and supporting the voices of people of colour. This includes buying, reading, and promoting books by people of colour! Three years ago, I was … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Hiromi Goto, Indigenous, list, magic realism, mystery, Non-Canadian, Poetry, Queer, Trans, Trans Feminine, Vancouver | 1 Comment

Dignity, Love, and Community in Catherine Hernandez’s Unique Debut Novel SCARBOROUGH

Scarborough is an impressive, ambitious debut novel by writer—among other things—Catherine Hernandez. (She’s also, to quote her website bio, a “proud queer woman of colour, radical mother, activist, theatre practitioner, burlesque performer, the Artistic Director of Sulong Theatre Company and … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, Fiction, Gay, Indigenous, Queer, Toronto | 1 Comment

Two-Spirit Futures: A Review of LOVE BEYOND BODY, SPACE, & TIME: AN INDIGENOUS LGBT SCI FI ANTHOLOGY

Some books are just like a delicious treat that you want to savour for as long as possible. Love Beyond Body, Space, & Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-Fi Anthology is one of those books. It’s a slim volume of short … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Indigenous, Lesbian, magic realism, Non-Canadian, Queer, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Trans, Trans Feminine | 3 Comments

My Favorite Queer Books of 2017 (So Far)

It’s halfway through the year, so I was checking up on how I was doing so far in my Goodreads reading challenge. It turns out I am doing AWESOME: my goal is to read 140 books this year and I … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Lesbian, list, memoir, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Queer, Short Stories, Vancouver | 2 Comments

A Gay Coming of Age Story that Avoids Tidy Resolutions and Black and White Morals: A Review of CINNAMON TOAST AND THE END OF THE WORLD by Janet E. Cameron

Janet E. Cameron’s debut novel is not the whimsical or light-hearted story you might expect from the cheery title and cover. In fact, it’s a coming of age / coming out YA story that follows the general formula of these … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, Fiction, Gay, Halifax, Queer, Rural, Young Adult

“Never forget that you too can do this healing work”: A Review of THE REMEDY: QUEER AND TRANS VOICES ON HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE, Edited by Zena Sharman

I’ll be honest: I’ve never been particularly interested in health or health care, beyond wondering why my anxiety is so strongly triggered by anything related to visiting the doctor. So I was surprised by how much The Remedy: Queer and … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Anthology, asexual, Asian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, disability, femme, Gay, Graphic, Indigenous, Lesbian, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Queer, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Vancouver | 2 Comments