Naked Hearts & Reel Asians

Some people go to bars, but the nerds go to bookshops. The first spot I visited as a baby gay was Glad Day Bookshop, and that was when it was a tiny store tucked up a massive flight of stairs on Yonge Street.  The man behind the desk paid little attention to the tiny beige…

CBC Arts on Glad Day Bookshop

CBC’s Peter Knegt did some coverage of the upcoming Naked Heart Festival at Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto, and I had the opportunity to share some thoughts on the evolution of the shop from a standard bookstore into a thriving community hub. There’s even a sexy pull quote: So woke, amirite? So woke that I can’t…

On Being Concerned About Local Gay Media

I think the thing I’ll miss the most about the printed version of Xtra is the masthead. Seeing my name included alongside so many talented writers and artists in the community made me aware of myself as part of a continuum of queer tradition that began decades ago and will extend well beyond my own…