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  • Ashanti Mutinta

    Backxwash is the stage name adopted by Ashanti Mutinta who is the first transgender female artist to win the Polaris Music Prize, which is known to celebrate diversity and to support up-and-coming Canadian artists.

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  • 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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  • Aiyanna Maracle

    Aiyanna Maracle (1950 - 2016),was a Haudenosaunee, trans, multi-disciplinary artist, scholar, educator, story-crafter and storyteller. Maracle was actively involved in the merging of Ogwehoweh art and culture into the Euro-centric world and consciousness.

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  • Ravyn Wngz

    Ravyn Wngz is Tanzanian, Bermudian, Queer, 2 Spirit, Transcendent, Mohawk Tanzanian.

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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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