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"All Salma wants is to make her mama smile again. Between English classes, job interviews, and missing Papa back in Syria, Mama always seems busy or sad. A homemade Syrian meal might cheer her up, but Salma doesn’t know the recipe, or what to call the vegetables in English, or where to find the right spices"
Salma the Syrian Chef
Danny Ramadan
Hardcover | Mar 2020
in store $21.95
"In Love and Rage, Lama Rod Owens, coauthor of Radical Dharma, shows how this unmetabolized anger--and the grief, hurt, and transhistorical trauma beneath it--needs to be explored, respected, and fully embodied to heal from heartbreak and walk the path of liberation. This is not a book about bypassing anger to focus on happiness, or a road map for using spirit"
Love and Rage
Lama Rod Owens
Paperback | Jun 2020
sold out $23.95
(on order)
"The Bone Mother revives the great figures of Slavic mythology on the eve of the Second World War, from rusalka and Baba Yaga--The Bone Mother herself--to the golem."
The Bone Mother
David Demchuk
Paperback | May 2020
sold out $15.00
(on order)
"When her mother is diagnosed with cancer, Rachel Matlow is concerned but hopeful. It's Stage 1, so her mom will get surgery and everything will go back to normal. But growing up in Rachel's family, there was no normal."
Dead Mom Walking
Rachel Matlow
Paperback | Mar 2020
in store $24.95
"... beneath this adorable surface there’s something deeper, the manga is an examination of loneliness and grief." -MJ
Our Dining Table
Mita Ori
Paperback | Dec 2019
in store $16.99
"There’s something so indescribably magical about ROADQUEEN, a perfect balance of humor, snark, warmth and love." -MJ
ROADQUEEN
Mira Ong Chua
Paperback | Oct 2019
sold out $18.99
(on order)
"A gutting and tender read by one of the most exciting indigenous authors." -MJ
Jonny Appleseed
Joshua Whitehead
Paperback | Apr 2018
sold out $17.95
(on order)
"When I saw it advertised as 'Superman but gay' I bought it immediately and was not disappointed." -MJ
Freelance Volume 01
Jim Zub
Paperback | Dec 2019
in store $17.50
Glad Day Bookshop is the first Canadian and the oldest queer bookstore worldwide. Serving the LGBTQ community since 1970, we specialize in offering the widest possible selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, and queer literature.

On June 29th at 8:30 PM, celebrate the launch of Tyler Pennock’s poetry collection, Bones, with Denise Booth (host) and Jennifer Alicia Murrin (co-reader) through GD TV.

Poems about a young two-spirit Indigenous man moving through shadow and trauma toward strength and awareness. Bones, Tyler Pennock's wise and arresting debut, is about the ways we process the traumas of our past, and about how often these experiences eliminate moments of softness and gentleness.

Here, the poems journey inward, guided by the world of dreams, seeking memories of a loving sister lost beneath layers of tragedy and abuse. With bravery, the poems stand up to the demons lurking in the many shadows of their lines, seeking glimpses of a good that is always just out of reach.

At moments heartrending and gut-punching, at others still and sweet, Bones is a collection of deep and painstaking work that examines the human spirit in all of us. This is a hero's journey and a stark look at the many conditions of the soul.

This is a book for survivors, for fighters, for dreamers, and for believers. 

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A huge number of queer and trans people rely on revenue that can’t be traced back to an employer, so financial supports for businesses and employers will not help us. Many of us will face a crisis before government help arrives. Artists, performers, sex workers, tip-based workers - these are just some of the people who are are experiencing a swift and brutal loss of income. On top of that, many LGBTQ2S people are not supported by their family of origin and have a weak financial support network.

As of Saturday, March 28th, over 1300 people have asked for emergency help.

They need $300,000 if they don't need to pay rent (and over $900,000 if they need to pay rent).

We have been able support 250 people so far - but our new goal is to support 500 people who are in dire need.

If you can offer any support, please donate.

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