Monday, May 4, 2015
PRIDE LIT READING LIST
May 1 - 10 is Pride Week in Guelph. Along with a raft of other events around the city, the Guelph Pride Committee will be hosting their first book discussion, Pride Lit, in which anyone's welcome to come out and share their favourite queer-themed books. The Committee shared some of their top picks ahead of the event on May 6th.
Check out full event info HERE.
Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing Up with a Gay Dad
A heartfelt, beautifully written memoir about growing up with a gay father in the 1980s. A tribute to the power of truth, humour, acceptance, and familial love.
Ann-Marie’s new novel is a semi-autobiographical drama about motherhood, the undercurrents that break and hold families together, and the power and pressures of love.
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
When Jeanette finally left home, at sixteen, because she was in love with a woman, Mrs Winterson asked: ‘Why be happy when you could be normal?’ This book is the story of a life’s work to find happiness, belonging, and identity.
Far From the Tree
Andrew Solomon’s proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. As a gay man himself, he writes about the experience of difference within families, including families coping with children who are transgender.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Emily M. Danforth
This YA novel follows the life of a young girl struggling to be her true self in the face of family prejudice. It is a story about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.