Author: Quinn Lazenby

Queer Ancestors: Bequeathing Stories to Fractured Minorities

“As gay people, we get to choose our families, and you—you are my family,” the legendary drag performer RuPaul mused at Pride Toronto last summer. This quote, widely cherished in the LGBTQ community, epitomizes both the curses and charms of queer…

Canadian Complacency: Trudeau in the Trump Era

“We’re actually closer than friends. We’re more like siblings,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a state dinner in Washington with U.S. President Barack Obama last March. Brothers we may be, and yet our sibling nations seem to be rapidly drifting…

Blame the Gays: A Brief History of Queer-Mongering

The French idiom ‘avoir un coup de foudre’ describes the connection of love as being struck by lightning. While many heterosexuals have experienced this jolt of ecstasy, few people are aware of the continental ruptures that energize gay relationships. Indeed,…