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A selection of letters from "A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout", edited by Marilyn R. Schuster. Read more

FINDINGS

Fawzia Mirza on the white, Western concept of coming out: "We have to let go of thinking that there’s one right way to be. It’s about finding better words and language to talk about the gay experience." Read more

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Sometimes, in all the twists and turns of a great story, two characters of the same gender kiss and it almost makes up for all the times when they didn’t. Read more

FACT

barbara findlay describes herself as a lawyer, and therefore a member of a privileged group, who did not herself have the same civil and human rights as everyone else: a paradox that became central to her life and her “lawyering.” Read more

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Roni Simunovic reviews several short stories by Chuck Tingle, including Slammed in the Butthole by my Concept of Linear Time and I’m Gay for My Living Billionaire Jet Plane. Read more

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The VQFF program called Lovesong a story about two women “on the edge of something exciting,” but the most enjoyable parts of the film were the little things. Read more

Arts Reviews

Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy Comics Anthology is an action-packed, swashbuckling collection of short comics produced by twenty six writers and artists of diverse sexualities and genders. Read more

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Somewhere in the sweat and ache and muscle I carved a new shape for myself that made more sense. Read more

Essays

Roni Simunovic reviews Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives by Nia King, a collection of interviews about gender and sexuality, and how to make art, make rent and survive. Read more

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It didn’t feel like there was any possible way this could really be happening—nineteen years of binding my breasts, even more years trying not to hate them. Read more

FACT

Roni Simunovic reviews When Everything Feels Like the Movies, the award-winning YA novel that inspired heated controversy and a homophobic petition. Read more

Reviews

The Only Other Gay in Edmonton had his own apartment and his own gay boyfriend and a stack of gay jeans that hit the ceiling. Read more

FICTION

A young boy gets his first pair of tweezers after overhearing locker room conversations about body hair in this excerpt from God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya. Read more

FICTION

A review of a winter holiday show presented by The Vancouver Rainbow Concert Band, the first and only LGBTQ band in Canada. Read more

Reviews

Femme girls get free Slurpees, but boyish ladies get free cavity searches at the border. Read more

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Bicycles are common but not always what you’d call obvious. Read more

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