Celebrating IDAHOT Around the World

Today is IDAHOT: the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. IDAHOT began in 2004, with the goal of drawing international attention to the discrimination, persecution and violence still faced by LGBTI people. The date of IDAHOT- May 17- was chosen to commemorate the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization officially removed homosexuality from […]

Celebrating Pride

I’ve had three launches for Pride over the last two weeks (in Victoria, Toronto and Hamilton) and I wanted to share a few of the highlights… The kids who stood up and took the mic to share what Pride meant to them. I loved every word they said, and I get teary at the memory. […]

PRIDE on the road!

In a few days time, I am taking PRIDE on the road! I’ll be launching my newest book, PRIDE: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY in both Toronto and Hamilton. If you are in one of those cities, please come out and celebrate with me! The launches are free events and everyone is welcome– kids, teens and […]

Trans Day of Visibility: Books for Kids and Teens

For Trans Day of Visibility 2016, I thought I’d share some books with trans characters that I have either read and loved, or am looking forward to picking up. Happy reading! Picture Books: In these books for small kids, I’ve included some about characters who are gender non-conforming, though they may or may not identify (now […]

Ready, Set, LAUNCH!

I can’t believe it is that time… the first launch event for PRIDE: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY is coming up in just a few weeks! This is my first non-fiction book– and it is so close to my heart, because it is about our beautiful, complicated, diverse and fabulous LGBTQ community. I came out as […]