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Marvellous grounds : queer of colour histories of Toronto /
edited by Jin Haritaworn, Ghaida Moussa, and Syrus Marcus Ware.
Toronto : Between the Lines, 2018.
ix, 252 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
1771133643, 9781771133647
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Toronto : Between the Lines, 2018.
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Marvellous grounds : an introduction / Jin Haritaworn and Ghaida Moussa, with Syrus Marcus Ware -- Organizing on the corner : trans women of colour and sex worker activism in Toronto in the 1980s and 1990s / Syrus Marcus Ware, interview with Monica Forrester and Chanelle Gallant -- It was a heterotopia : four decades of queer of colour art and activism in Toronto / Jin Haritaworn interview with Richard Fung -- Power in community : queer Asian activism from the 1980s to the 2000s / Alan Li -- Loud and proud : the story of a brown callaloo dyke coming out in 1970s Toronto / LeZlie Lee Kam -- Speaking out truths, building our futures : arts-based organizing in 2SQTBIPOC communities in Toronto / Aemilius "Milo" Ramirez -- Time capsules / Laureen Blu Waters -- Cops off campus! / Alexandria Williams -- Migrant sex work justice : a justice-based approach to the anti-trafficking movement / Tings Chak, Chanelle Gallant, Elene Lam, and Kate Zen -- Queer and trans migration and Canadian border imperialism / Kusha Dadui -- Queer circuits of belonging / Asam Ahmad -- Collateral / Melisse Watson -- Toronto crip city : a not so brief, incomplete personal history of some disabled QTPOC cultural activism in Toronto, 1997-2015 / Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha -- Healing justice : a conversation / nisha ahuja, Lamia Gibson, Pauline Sok Yin Hwang, and Danielle Smith -- A love letter to these marvellous grounds : living, loving, and growing in a city called Toronto / Shaunga Tagore -- Race, faith, and the queering of spirituality in Toronto : reflection from sunset service / David Lewis-Peart -- Creating community and creating family : our QTBIPOC parenting group / Audrey Dwyer -- The mourning dress : creating spaces of healing for black freedom / Nadijah Robinson, with Amalia M. Duncan-Raphael.
"Toronto is a place that people move to in order to be queer of colour and live in queer of colour communities. Yet the city's rich history of activism by queer and trans people who are Black, Indigenous, or of colour (QTBIPOC) remains largely unwritten and unarchived. While QTBIPOC have a long and visible presence in the city, they always appear as newcomers in queer urban maps and archives in which white queers appear as the only historical subjects imaginable. The first collection of its kind to feature the art, activism, and writings of QTBIPOC in Toronto, Marvellous Grounds tells the stories that have shaped Toronto's landscape but are frequently forgotten or erased. Responding to an unmistakable desire in QTBIPOC communities for history and lineage, this rich volume allows us to imagine new ancestors and new futures."--
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Includes bibliographical references (page 221-228) and index.

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