Stonewall Awards 2017

I was at the Stonewall Awards at ALA Chicago yesterday! It was such an amazing morning… here are my remarks for those who wanted to be there but couldn’t. (I didn’t get through this little speech without getting more than a little teary. So many emotions! Phew. And a room full of the loveliest people […]

Talking Pride With BC Students

I’m heading out in a couple of days on the BC Book Prizes Tour! I’ll be visiting grade 4-7 classes at schools in Harrison Hotsprings, Kamloops, Revelstoke, Castlegar, Nelson and Rossland. So excited to talk about my Pride book with more kids and teachers across the province: It is always encouraging to see the work […]

Books, Resistance and Hope

It’s been a truly amazing couple of weeks for my Pride book. And while authors are, obviously, always happy to see their books do well, this book is especially close to my heart and seeing it be so well-received makes me happier than I can say.¬†Against a backdrop of rising racism, islamophobia, sexism, ableism, homophobia […]

Because Homophobia Kills: Making Schools Safer for LGBTQ Kids

This is a message for all my friends (and friends of friends, and LGBTQ allies, and anyone who cares about social justice). It is especially a message for those of you who are parents, because schools care about what you think. Your voice on this will be heard. After the horrific hate crime last week- […]

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 […]