Sexuality Resources

This section will highlight relevant works published in English, with a special emphasis on those that are available in the Ryerson University Library collection.

Arron, Laurie. “Equal marriage for same-sex couples.” p.204-210. In Mobilizations, protests & engagements: Canadian perspectives on social movements/ edited by Marie Hammond-Callaghan and Matthew Hayday. Black Point, N.S.: Fernwood Pub., 2008. HM881 .H35 2008

Borris, Kenneth. Same-Sex Desire in the English Renaissance: A Sourcebook of Texts, 1470-1650 / edited by Kenneth Borris. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Cain, Roy. “Disclosure and secrecy among gay men in the United States and Canada: a shift in views.” Journal of the History of Sexuality 2(1): 25- 45, 1991.

Cavanagh, Sheila L. Queering bathrooms: gender, sexuality, and the hygienic imagination. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2010. GT476 .C39 2010

Champagne, Rob. Jim Egan: Canada’s Pioneer Gay Activist / compiled and introduced by Robert Champagne. Toronto: Canadian Lesbian and Gay History Network, 1987.

Crichlow, Wesley E. A. Buller Men and Batty Bwoys: Hidden Men in Toronto and Halifax Black Communities / Wesley E. Crichlow. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004. HQ76.2.C3 C75 2004 UT Press synopsis

Demers, Guylaine. “Homophobia in sport: fact of life, taboo subject.” p.73-96. In Taking the Lead: Strategies and Solutions from Female Coaches. Edited by Sheila Robertson. Edmonton, Alta.: University of Alberta Press, 2010. GV709.14 .T35 2010

Devor, Aaron H.; Matte, Nike. “Building a better world for transpeople: Reed Erickson and the Erickson Educational Foundation.” International Journal of Transgenderism. 10(1)(2007): 47-68.

Dickinson, Peter. Here is Queer: Nationalisms, Sexualities, and the Literatures of Canada / Peter Dickinson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.
See review by B.J. Wray in Torquere: Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. 3 (2001): 181-187.

Donoghue, Emma. Passions Between Women / Emma Donoghue. New York: HarperPerennial, 1996, 1993.

Dytyniak, Mary. Guys just don’t kiss like that / Mary Dytyniak. Toronto : Life Rattle Press, 2010. HQ75.4.D98 A3 2010. A Canadian lesbian coming-out, biographical book.

Folland, Tom. “Deregulating identity: video and AIDS activism.” p.227-237. In Mirror machine: video and identity. Edited by Janine Marchessault. Toronto: YYZ Books, 1995. 239 p. N6545.5.V53 M57 1995

Freeman, Barbara M. “From no go to no logo: lesbian lives and rights in Chatelaine.” Canadian Journal of Communication. 31(4) (2006): 815-841. The article continues the investigation begun by Valerie Korinek (i.e., the 1950s to 1960s) to include articles published between 1966 to 2004.

Grace, Andre P.; Wells, Kristopher. “Getting an education in Edmonton, Alberta: the case of queer youth.” Torquere: Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. 3 (2001): 137-145. The authors comment on the work of the Alberta Teachers’ Association and Edmonton’s Youth Understanding Youth (YUY).

Guy-Bray, Stephen. “‘We two boys together clinging’: The Earl of Surrey and the Duke of Richmond.” English Studies in Canada. 21(2) (1995): 138-150 PE1065.A1 E64

Haskell, Rebecca; Burtch, Brian. Get that Freak: Homophobia and Transphobia in High Schools / Rebecca Haskell and Brian Burtch. Halifax: Fernwood Pub., 2010. 126 p. LB3013.34.C3 H38 2010

Herman, Didi. “Getting the family right: legislating heterosexuality in Britain, 1986-1991.” By Davina Cooper and Didi Herman. Canadian Journal of Family Law. 10 (1991): 41-78.

Higgs, David. Queer Sites: Gay Urban Histories Since 1600. Edited by David Higgs. London ; New York: Routledge, 1999.

Ireland, Kristin. “Sex reassignment surgery in Ontario.” p.313-319. In New World Coming: the Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness. Edited by Karen Dubinsky … [et al.]. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2009. 515 p. D848 .N485 2009

Janoff, Douglas Victor. Pink Blood: Homophobic Violence in Canada / Douglas Victor Janoff. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. HV6250.4.H66 J36 2005

Langstaff, Amy. “A twenty-year survey of Canadian attitudes towards homosexuality and gay rights.” p. 49-66. In Faith, politics, and sexual diversity in Canada and the United States / edited by David Rayside and Clyde Wilcox. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011. HQ76.3.C3 F34 2011

Lehman, Mark Warren. At the end of the rainbow: a report on gay male domestic violence and abuse. [St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, 1997]. Written by Lehman and available online through several websites.

Maracle, Aiyyana. “A journey in gender.” Torquere. 2 (2000): 36-57. Written from “an Indigenous sense of gender.”

Moffatt, Ken. “Dancing without a floor: the artists’ politic of queer club space.” Canadian Online Journal of Queer Studies in Education. 2(1) (2006): [19 p.]. Mostly on Will Munro (1975-2010) and his Toronto Vazaleen events.

Mulé, Nick. “Equality’s limitations, liberation’s challenges: considerations for queer movement strategizing.” Canadian Online Journal of Queer Studies in Education. 2(1) (2006): [42 p.]

O’Brien, Carol-Anne; Weir, Lorna. “Lesbians and gay men inside and outside families.” p.111-140. In Reconstructing Canadian Families. Edited by Ann Duffy and Nancy Mandell. Toronto: Harcourt Brace, 1995.

Pearce, Jeff. How to make love in a canoe: sex in Canada. Edmonton: Folklore Publishing, 2010. HQ18.C2 P43 2010

Pierceson, Jason. “Deconstructing the backlash: same-sex marriage litigation and social change in the United States and Canada.” In Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships / edited by Jason Pierceson, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, and Shawn Schulenberg. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010.

Queerly Canadian: An Introductory Reader in Sexuality Studies. Edited by Maureen FitzGerald and Scott Rayter. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2012. See Publisher’s Synopsis.

Rahman, Momin; Hussain, Amir. “Muslims and sexual diversity in North America.” p. 255-274. In Faith, politics, and sexual diversity in Canada and the United States / edited by David Rayside and Clyde Wilcox. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011. HQ76.3.C3 F34 2011

Sears, Alan. “‘Queer in a lean world.” Against the Current. 89 (November-December 2000): 5 p.

Shogan, Debra; Davidson, Judy. “Parody of the Gay Games: gender performativity in sport.” Torquere. 1 (1999): 87-108.

Short, Donn. Don’t Be So Gay! Queers, Bullying and Making Schools Safe. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013. 316 p.

Short, Donn. “The informal regulation of gender: fear and loathing in the locker room.” Journal of Gender Studies. 16(2) (2007): 183-186.

Short, Donn. “Queers, bullying and schools: am I safe here?” Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 19(3/4) (2008): 31-45.

Short, Donn. “Sexually expressive material for gay men: sex discrimination of subversive potential?” University of British Columbia Law Review. 38 (2005): 263-272. Review essay.

Tapley, Heather. “The hobo-sexual: a connective history.” Torquere. 2 (2000): 1-17. Mostly American sources, from Nels Anderson’s The Hobo (1923) to Bertha Thompson’s Sister of the Road (1937).

Walks, Michelle. “Birth, bureaucracy, and life thereafter: recognizing queer mothers and families in British Columbia.” p.282-291 In Mothering Canada: Interdisciplinary Voices = La maternité au Canada : voix interdisciplinaires / edited by Shawna Geissler … [et al.]. Toronto : Demeter Press, 2010. 304 p. HQ759 .M684 2010

Warner, Tom. Never Going Back: A History of Queer Activism in Canada / Tom Warner. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. HQ76.8.C3 W37 2002 UT Press synopsis
See review by Christopher Lorey in Torquere: Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association. 4/5 (2002-2003): 216-218.