Shortlisted for 2017 Toronto Book Award

Toronto is home to multiple and thriving queer communities that reflect the dynamism of a global city. Any Other Way is an eclectic and richly illustrated local history that reveals how these individuals and community networks have transformed Toronto from a place of churches and conservative mores into a city that has consistently led the way in queer activism, not just in Canada but internationally. From the earliest pioneers to the parades, pride and politics of the contemporary era, Any Other Way draws on a range of voices to explore how the residents of queer Toronto have shaped and reshaped one of the world’s most diverse cities.

The Toronto Book Award jury had this to say about Any Other Way: “This is an extraordinary book, and one of the most important collections of writing by Torontonians ever published. The editors have assembled contributions from members of Toronto’s LGBTQ2S communities, who tell the stories of their lives, often in the face of ostracization, alienation, and abuse. It is impossible to come away from this book without realizing that Toronto is a better city – more human, empathetic, and accepting – because of the people in this book.”

Co-editors: John Lorinc, Stephanie Chambers, Jane Farrow, Maureen Fitzgerald, Ed Jackson, Tim McCaskell, Rebecka Sheffield, Tatum Taylor, Rahim Thawer

Coach House Press, May 2017

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