Every time Pride Month rolls around, I find myself thinking about—long-time readers, prepare to be unsurprised—the whole non-inheritability of queer culture thing all over again. The sheer volume of "I don't even know what I don't know" that comes to most queerlings when they realize they're different, but by virtue of the people around them, … Continue reading Where the Hope Comes From
Happy Pride Month
Before anything else: Happy Pride! To all my fellow queer folk: you matter and the world is better for queer people being in it. Lesbian, Gay, Genderqueer, Bisexual, Bisexual+, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Aromantic, Agender, Two Spirit, Pansexual, Nonbinary... I say "Queer" most of the time because of how large an umbrella I want … Continue reading Happy Pride Month
#PrideMonth — What’s the Opposite of Queer?
Pride Month is here, and in the last five days I've already seen more than a few references to who Pride is or isn't for. A few of those references I can agree with (say, for example, agreeing that Pride is not for empowered organizations who carry guns and wear uniforms). But then the other … Continue reading #PrideMonth — What’s the Opposite of Queer?
#PrideMonth — Queer YA
It's Pride Month, and a couple of conversations I had recently reminded me of something I don't think I say enough as a queer author: thank you to the authors who came before me. Like pretty much everything else in the queer community, the present is built on the work of the past, which often … Continue reading #PrideMonth — Queer YA
#PrideMonth — Closets
I saw a lovely post yesterday that reminded everyone celebrating Pride to remember that being out is not synonymous with pride nor queerness, and it reminded me of conversations I've had over the years about the whole notion of "coming out," and the how the single most misunderstood thing about "coming out" when I have … Continue reading #PrideMonth — Closets
Signing Tomorrow at Chapters Rideau
Hey folks! For those of you celebrating Pride this week here in Ottawa, I'll be at Chapters Rideau tomorrow, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, with copies of all my books, including Light, which not so coincidentally takes place during Pride Week here in Ottawa. If you're nearby, I'd love see you. Drop in and … Continue reading Signing Tomorrow at Chapters Rideau