QBIPOC

  • Nik Redman

    Nik Redman is an artist, activist and community worker who was born in Montreal, Canada. Nik grew up in both Barbados and Canada.

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  • Jonny Appleseed

    Joshua Whitehead

    A tour-de-force debut novel about a Two-Spirit Indigiqueer young man and proud NDN glitter princess who must reckon with his past when he returns home to his reserve.

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  • Douglas Stewart

    Douglas Stewart is a gay rights activist and was the founding Executive Director of the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention. He works mainly within Black communities to provide awareness and support to issues around gay rights.

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  • Black Queer Youth

    Virma Benjamin

    Cassandra Lord

    The BQY initiative was created in 2002 after a group of Black queer youth connected with members of the Black community to approach the Supporting Our Youth (SOY) operating out of the Sherbourne Health Centre, about creating a program for Black queer and trans youth in Toronto.

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  • Felix Ever After

    Felix Love has never been in love—and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it’s like and why it seems so easy for everyone but him to find someone.

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  • The Blue Clerk

    Dionne Brand

    Dionne Brand, author of the Griffin Poetry Prize-winning collection Ossuaries, returns with a startlingly original work about the act of writing itself.

    Genre: Poetry
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  • Courtnay McFarlane

    Visual artist, poet and manager of children, youth and adult services at Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Community Health Centre

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  • Under the Rainbow

    Pamela Adie

    A Nigerian lesbian narrates her journey of self-discovery. As she takes us through her experiences, we see first-hand what it is to be homosexual in an unforgivingly homophobic society, and the total alienation that can come from being despised, ostracized and ridiculed by the ones you love.

    Genre: Documentary
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  • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

    On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born.

    Genre: Drama Fiction
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  • Shut Up You're Pretty

    Téa Mutonji

    In Téa Mutonji's disarming debut story collection, a woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding, a teenage girl looks for happiness inside a pack of cigarettes, a mother reconnects with her daughter through their shared interest in fish, and a young woman decides to shave her head in the waiting room of an abortion clini

    Genre: QIPOC Fiction
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