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"All Salma wants is to make her mama smile again. Between English classes, job interviews, and missing Papa back in Syria, Mama always seems busy or sad. A homemade Syrian meal might cheer her up, but Salma doesn’t know the recipe, or what to call the vegetables in English, or where to find the right spices"
Salma the Syrian Chef
Danny Ramadan
Hardcover | Mar 2020
not in store (unavailable)
"When her mother is diagnosed with cancer, Rachel Matlow is concerned but hopeful. It's Stage 1, so her mom will get surgery and everything will go back to normal. But growing up in Rachel's family, there was no normal."
Dead Mom Walking
Rachel Matlow
Paperback | Mar 2020
in store $24.95
Set on a reservation in far northern Minnesota,This Town Sleeps explores the many ways history, culture, landscape, and lineage shape our lives, our understanding of the world we inhabit, and the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of it all.
This Town Sleeps
Dennis E Staples
Hardcover | Mar 2020
in store $38.95
"There’s something so indescribably magical about ROADQUEEN, a perfect balance of humor, snark, warmth and love." -MJ
Mira Ong Chua
Paperback | Oct 2019
not in store (unavailable)
"A gutting and tender read by one of the most exciting indigenous authors." -MJ
Jonny Appleseed
Joshua Whitehead
Paperback | Apr 2018
not in store (unavailable)
"When I saw it advertised as 'Superman but gay' I bought it immediately and was not disappointed." -MJ
Freelance Volume 01
Jim Zub
Paperback | Dec 2019
in store $17.50
Glad Day Bookshop is the first Canadian and the oldest queer bookstore worldwide. Serving the LGBTQ community since 1970, we specialize in offering the widest possible selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, and queer literature.

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A huge number of queer and trans people rely on revenue that can’t be traced back to an employer, so financial supports for businesses and employers will not help us. Many of us will face a crisis before government help arrives. Artists, performers, sex workers, tip-based workers - these are just some of the people who are are experiencing a swift and brutal loss of income. On top of that, many LGBTQ2S people are not supported by their family of origin and have a weak financial support network.

As of Saturday, March 28th, over 1300 people have asked for emergency help.

They need $300,000 if they don't need to pay rent (and over $900,000 if they need to pay rent).

We have been able support 250 people so far - but our new goal is to support 500 people who are in dire need.

If you can offer any support, please donate.

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