Category Archives: Vancouver

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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This Thing Called Love: A Review of Zoey Leigh Peterson’s Debut Novel NEXT YEAR FOR SURE

Next Year For Sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson was one of those books that I devoured, unwilling to leave the world of the novel for the “real” one unless I absolutely had to, and resentful at the daily existence of … Continue reading

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Four Cozy Queer Canadian Comfort Reads

I don’t know about you, but these days I’m in need of some serious self-care, which for me and I’m sure many of you, means reading comfort books. You know, fluffy books, books that you make you feel like you’ve … Continue reading

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Impossible Not to Love: A Review of BAND VS BAND COMIX by Kathleen Jacques

In light of the recent horribleness of the Orlando massacre, I can’t imagine a better antidote than Band vs Band by Vancouver comic artist and graphic designer Kathleen Jacques, a collection of up-beat, adorable, femme-centric comics that couldn’t be queerer … Continue reading

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“how to live with the baggage of life”: A Review of Jane Rule’s Memoir TAKING MY LIFE

I want to start off this review with a confession: Taking My Life, legendary Canadian lesbian writer Jane Rule’s memoir, was given to me as a review copy for this blog not long after I first began it in 2012. … Continue reading

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Dyke Drama, Bisexual Polyamory, and Queer Softball in Leigh Matthews’s Modern-Day Lesbian Pulp Novel GO DEEP

Maybe people who live in cities like New York or L.A. get to read books and watch TV shows and movies that actually feel like they represent the places where they live, and all the different kinds of places one … Continue reading

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