LGBTQ+ / Gay and Lesbian Studies

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The Definition of Beautiful

By (author) Charlotte Bellows
Categories: Biography: general

A stunning memoir of coming of age and recovering from anorexia in the 2020s

Charlotte Bellows wrote The Definition of Beautiful between the ages of fifteen and seventeen, in the wake of lockdown and in ...

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 ...

Almost Feral

On July 2, 2015, influential social activist Gemma Hickey began a 908-kilometre walk across Newfoundland to raise awareness and funds for survivors of religious institutional abuse. Almost Feral celebrates ...

Angry Queer Somali Boy

Interwoven with sociopolitical commentary on Somalia, Europe, and Canada, the story of this gay Muslim immigrant is told in a refreshing new voice.
Kidnapped by his father on the eve of Somalia’s societal ...

Soar, Adam, Soar

By (author) Rick Prashaw
Categories: Biography: general

Adam D. Prashaw’s life was full of surprises from the moment he was born. Assigned female at birth, and with parents who had been expecting a boy, he spent years living as “Rebecca Danielle Adam Prashaw” ...

Sexual Orientation

Find out how sexual orientation differs from gender identity. Students learn that finding congruence between gender identity and sexual orientation is an ongoing process. Understand that sexual orientation ...

What the Mouth Wants

By (author) Monica Meneghetti
Categories: Biography: general

This mouthwatering, intimate, and sensual memoir traces Monica Meneghetti’s unique life journey through her relationship with food, family, and love. As the youngest child of a traditional Italian-Catholic ...

Exiled for Love

By (author) Arsham Parsi & Marc Colbourne
Categories: Biography: general

A fast-paced memoir of Arsham Parsi, a queer Iranian activist forced to flee his country under threat of execution.

Exiled for Love follows Parsi’s incredible journey from his first understanding of ...

Gender Failure

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 ...

Double Pregnant

Girl meets girl. Girl marries girl. They want to have babies … but they need a little help. Double Pregnant is author Natalie Meisner’s light-hearted, poignant and informative true story of two lesbians ...