Relating to LGBTQ+ people

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The Sleeping Car Porter

When a mudslide strands a train, Baxter, a queer Black sleeping car porter, must contend with the perils of white passengers, ghosts, and his secret love affair

The Sleeping Car Porter brings to life an ...

Call Me Bill

A gorgeously illustrated historical graphic novel based on a real person who, defying gender expectations, left home in search of adventure and a more authentic life.

It was April 1, 1873. In the middle ...

The Strange Scent of Saffron

Set in Toronto 1970, just as the FLQ crisis emerges to shake an innocent country, eleven-year-old Johnny Wong uncovers an underbelly to his tight, downtown neighbourhood. He shares a room with his Chinese ...

Householders

By (author) Kate Cayley
Categories: Fiction: general and literary

Linked short stories about families, nascent queers, and self-deluded utopians explore the moral ordinary strangeness in their characters’ overlapping lives. Householders moves effortlessly from the ...

Growing Up Trans

What does it mean to be young and transgender today?

Growing Up Trans shares stories, essays, art and poetry created by trans youth aged 11 to 18. In their own words, the works illustrate the trans experience ...

love, life

Do you love life? In this hilarious frolic through the hills of Italy, our heroine discovers the past is never really gone: it runs beside us our entire lives, just waiting to bite us in the arse. Love, ...

The Queer Evangelist

By (author) Cheri DiNovo
Foreword by Kathleen Wynne
Categories: Biography: general

In The Queer Evangelist, Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo (CM) tells her story, from her roots as a young socialist activist in the 1960s to ordained minister in the ’90s to member of provincial parliament. As ...

awâsis — kinky and dishevelled

By (author) Louise B. Halfe
Categories: Poetry

There are no pronouns in Cree for gender; awâsis (which means illuminated child) reveals herself through shapeshifting, adopting different genders, exploring the English language with merriment, and ...

The Adventures of Isabel

Book one in a new playful and trope-bending mystery series featuring a queer, nameless amateur detective.

“Candas Jane Dorsey’s terrific mysteries are what would happen if Raymond Chandler and Frank ...

Kimiko Does Cancer

A moving and honest graphic memoir about the unexpected cancer journey of a young, queer, mixed-race woman. With tender illustrations by Keet Geniza, Kimiko Does Cancer is a book that upends the traditional ...