World Pride Reads

World Pride Reads
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To celebrate World Pride, an international event that encompasses activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA communities, we've pulled together a diverse collection of books that will keep you reading all year long. View books in this list

Tagged: LGBT, LGBTQ, Gay, Lesbian
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Freda & Jem's Best of the Week

By Lois Fine

Jem is a self-described butch dyke from Montreal who always imagined spending her life in bars and having multiple flings. When she meets Freda, a woman who exposes Jem’s vulnerabilities, her preconceived notions of who she is become moot as she finds herself partnered in ... Read more

All That Sang

By Lydia Perovic

Obsession, unrequited passions and the power of music.

A visceral tale of obsession and creativity, unrequited passions and the power of music. A love story in which art is a foil to companionship, and the intellect an interlocutor of the heart.
In the utterly unique All that ... Read more

Incidental Music

By Lydia Perovic

Set in present-day Toronto, Incidental Music is a novel about three very different women. Petra is new to the city and eager to establish roots, but she keeps losing jobs, and finds it impossible to make friends or adopt a cause. Martha is prosperous, intellectual and compassionate, ... Read more

Buoyancy Control

By Adrienne Gruber

Buoyancy Control, the latest collection of poems from Vancouverite Adrienne Gruber, explores themes of sexuality, sexual identity, and queerness, while confronting the feelings of loss and longing found in relationships, and the chance glimpse into a new life, while still recovering ... Read more

You Only Live Twice

By Chase Joynt & Mike Hoolboom

YOLT explores two artists’ lives before and after transitions: from female to male, and from near-dead to alive.

The unspoken promise was that in our second life we would become the question to every answer, jumping across borders until they finally dissolve. Man and woman. ... Read more

She of the Mountains

By Vivek Shraya
Illustrated by Raymond Biesinger

A "Globe 100" Best Book of the Year (The Globe and Mail)

Lambda Literary Award finalist

In the beginning, there is no he. There is no she.

Two cells make up one cell. This is the mathematics behind creation. One plus one makes one. Life begets life. We are the period to a sentence, ... Read more

One Bead at a Time

By Beverly Little Thunder & Sharron Proulx-Turner

One Bead at a Timeis the oral memoir of Beverly Little Thunder, a two-spirit Lakota Elder from Standing Rock, who has lived most of her life in service to Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in vast areas of both the United States and Canada. Transcribed and edited by two-spirit ... Read more

Company of Crows, The

By Karen Molson & Karen Molson

At thirteen, bookish Veronica Reid lives in a world inside her head, even if she isn't entirely successful at resisting the intrusions of the world outside. It's bad enough that she has to wear awful new glasses; it's downright disastrous that she'll have to spend the summer ... Read more

Late Company

By Jordan Tannahill

One year after the suicide of their teenage son Joel, Debora and Michael Shaun-Hastings sit down to dinner with their son’s bully and his parents. Closure is on the menu, but accusations are the main course as everyone takes a turn in the hot seat for their real or imagined ... Read more

Age of Minority

By Jordan Tannahill

Based on a true story, Get Yourself Home Skyler James follows the harrowing journey of a young lesbian who defects from the army when she is outed by fellow soldiers. The award-winning rihannaboi95 centres around a Toronto teen whose world comes crashing in when YouTube videos ... Read more