Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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For the past 27 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that appeared at our 28th festival on September 24, 2017  

Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Editors of Any Other Way discuss the challenges of editing and assembling this exhaustive and timely anthology. 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.

Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer

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.

  • Nonfiction

Jane Farrow

Jane Farrow was the first executive director of Jane’s Walk. For ten years she worked as a CBC Radio One host and producer on such programs as The Sunday Edition and Q. Spacing Magazine named Jane one of the “10 People We Love” in their 10 Year Anniversary Issue, The Toronto Community Foundation recognized Jane’s contribution to urban resiliency with a Vital People Award in 2010, and In 2014 she was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement LGBTQ Inspire Award.

Rahim Thawer

Rahim Thawer is a registered social worker, consultant, post-secondary instructor, and mental health counsellor. He has worked at multiple HIV/AIDS service organizations and continues to work in direct practice settings with newcomer, racialized, and LGBTQ communities. Rahim is an active community organizer with Salaam: Queer Muslim Community and is the co-founder of Ismaili Queers: Advocates for Pluralism.

Jennifer Coffey

Jennifer Coffey is a Toronto writer and editor. For five years, she served as co-editor and feature writer for the CLGA’s The Archivist, where she conceived and edited the anthology Keeping Our Stories Alive. In 2010, she placed third in the Toronto Star Short Story Contest, and has been copy editor for Toronto’s Inside Out Film Festival since 2008.

Steven Maynard

Steven Maynard has been researching and writing queer history for nearly thirty years. Published in numerous academic journals in the queer press, Steven lives in Kingston where he teaches the history of sexuality at Queen’s University.