Category Archives: News

The Seven Canadian and Indigenous Lambda Finalists I’m Most Excited About

In case you missed it, last week the finalists for the 29th Lambda Literary Awards for LGBTQ+ Literature were announced, and there were some pretty rad Canadians and/or Indigenous folks on the list! Here are the finalists that I’m most … Continue reading

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This Is a Call-Out Post for the Transmisogynist and Anti-Sex Work Vancouver Women’s Library

A month or so ago, I started hearing about a women’s library that was opening in Vancouver. As a feminist book lover living in Vancouver I was obviously excited and thought, wow, awesome! Unfortunately my excitement and good feelings were … Continue reading

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There Sure Are a Lot of Great Canadians in the 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalists!

Is it that time of year again already?  The 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalists were announced today!  As I’ve written before, I have mixed feelings about the lammies, their policies (mostly past), and their decisions.  However, this year’s finalists include … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Asian, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Caribbean, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Indigenous, Lesbian, Montreal, News, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Rural, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Transgender, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

Announcing a Book Advice Column: Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian

This is a post to introduce a new part of Casey the Canadian Lesbrarain which I’m pretty excited about.  I’m going to call it “Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian” and here’s why.  I get asked on a fairly regular basis … Continue reading

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Reading Projects Past and Reading Projects Present: A Year of QTPOC Books

So I’ve had a look at the books I read last year, and found some surprising and some not so surprising results. One thing that was pretty interesting is that I read more books by and/or about bisexual women than … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Asian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Fiction, Ivan E. Coyote, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, News, Postcolonial, Queer, Science Fiction, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , | 5 Comments

A Testament to the Queer Imagination: A Review of Raziel Reid’s Young Adult Novel When Everything Feels Like the Movies

It might be hard to believe that a queer young adult novel written by a debut author, only twenty-four, won a Governor General’s award for children’s literature, especially when said novel is about a flamboyant, gender non-conformist, foul-mouthed kid with … Continue reading

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Canadian Women in the 26th Lammy Finalists: Some Enthusiastic Rants, and Some Just Plain Enthusiasm

It’s that time of year again: lammy nominations!  Oh, how I love and hate them.  At best, I have complicated feelings about the Lambda Literary Awards.  As Autostraddle writer Carolyn reported last year, in 2004 (!!!) a transphobic book made … Continue reading

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