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When 18-year-old Gerald Hannon left the small pulp mill town of Marathon, Ontario to attend the University of Toronto, he never would have predicted he’d become part of LGBTQ+ history. Almost sixty years later, he reflects on the major moments in his career as a journalist and LGBTQ+ activist.
Immoral, Indecent, and Scurrilous
Gerald Hannon
Paperback | Jun 2021
on order $24.95
(releases Jun 30 2021)
In How We Do Family, Trystan shares their unique story and what he’s learned about being the best parent, partner, and person you can be. Through crisis, adoption, pregnancy—and all the usual challenges of parenting—Trystan shows that more important than getting things right is doing them with love.
How We Do Family
Trystan Reese
Hardcover | Jun 2021
on order $32.95
(releases Jun 8 2021)
A reflection on the power of pop culture, dreams, disappointments, and self-determination, this astonishing work is a raw, honest, and hopeful depiction of the search to find one's authentic voice.
How to Fail as a Popstar
Vivek Shraya
Paperback | Feb 2021
on order $18.95
(releases Feb 18 2021)
Pyromaniacs, vigilantes, mysterious phenomena, prehistoric beasts, cryptid species, grave robbers and ghosts... the stories of Ghost Lake feature a cast of interrelated characters and their brushes with the supernatural, creatures of Ojibwe cosmology, the Spirit World, and with monsters, both human and otherwise.
Ghost Lake
Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler
Paperback | Dec 2020
in store $19.95
(more on order)
An indispensable, intimate, and stylish celebration of the institution of the gay bar, from 1990s post-AIDS crisis to today's fluid queer spaces.
Gay Bar
Jeremy Atherton Lin
Hardcover | Feb 2021
(on order)
An emotional new diary comic from the award-winning creator of My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness and My Solo Exchange Diary.
My Alcoholic Escape from Reality
Nagata Kabi
Paperback | Apr 2021
on order $18.99
(releases Apr 6 2021)
"Three Quinns. Three Brumes. Three realities. As Quinn starts to realize that they might be one person alternating among these three worlds and identities, they wonder: Which world is the real one? Or do they all contain some deeper truth?"
Into the Real
Z Brewer
Hardcover | Oct 2020
in store $22.99
it was never going to be okay is a collection of poetry and prose exploring the intimacies of understanding intergenerational trauma, Indigeneity and queerness, while addressing urban Indigenous diaspora and breaking down the limitations of sexual understanding as a trans woman.
it was never going to be okay
jaye simpson
Paperback | Oct 2020
in store $18.95
Dominik Parisien's debut collection is a poignant celebration of the complicated lived experience of disability, a challenge to the societal gaze, and a bold reconfiguration of the language of pain.
Side Effects May Include Strangers
Dominik Parisien
Paperback | Oct 2020
in store $17.95
(more on order)
Lights! Camera! Outrageous! Superstar female impersonator Craig Russell and the birth of drag on the international stage.
Outrageous Misfits
Brian Bradley
Paperback | Oct 2020
in store $24.99
The slums of Buenos Aires, the government, the mafia, the Virgin Mary, corrupt police, sex workers, thieves, drug dealers, and debauchery all combine in this sweeping novel deemed a ‘revelation for contemporary literature’ and ‘pure dynamite’.
Slum Virgin
Gabriela Cabezon Camara
Paperback | Sep 2020
in store $23.95
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