Breaking Boundaries

An anthology of stories and poetry by LGBTQ2 writers who have immigrated to Canada or who were born in Canada.

Lori Shwydky

Lori is a writer, editor, and founder of Rebel Mountain Press, a small, independently owned Canadian book publisher of anthologies and young adult fiction.

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A message from the editor about the text. 3 $0.30

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Foreword by Robin Stevenson, award winning author, of Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community 2 $0.20

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The account two women who left emigrated from African countries to Canada due to the persecution they faced as LGBTQ people. 5 $0.50

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Humourous poem about being LGBTQ in Alberta poking fun at the Albertan conservative government. 2 $0.20

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Fictional story following the tumultuous life of a lesbian that ends in a happy ending with a wife and a child. 13 $1.30

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LGBTQ poem about adolescence. 2 $0.20

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Memoire about being Two-Spirited and background of the Indigenous Two-Spirited people. 5 $0.50

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Memoire of being a lesbian in eastern Canada in the 1970’s and 1980’s. 10 $1.00

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LGBTQ poem about desiring someone. 1 $0.10

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Poem about the challenges of being Transgender. 3 $0.30

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Story of a young boy in a girls body and how they transition as a teen. 5 $0.50

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Powerful poem about being bisexual. 2 $0.20

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A teacher’s memoire on the challenges and the prejudices that LBGTQ people encounter in a religious community. 9 $0.90

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Poem about coming out on your own terms. 2 $0.20

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Personal essay about a teen who finds self-acceptance through online role-playing games. 7 $0.70

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Lesbian memoir in written in two points of view. 10 $1.00

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Memoire of a gay immigrant from Japan. A song is woven throughout the work. 6 $0.60

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Memoire of an American lesbian who immigrated to Canada. 7 $0.70

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LGBTQ poem about fighting for love. 1 $0.10

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LGBTQ poem about lust. 1 $0.10

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Humourous story about being a lesbian in the Chinese-Canadian culture. 7 $0.70

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Memoire of a bisexual who is proud of her sexuality. 9 $0.90

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Positive poem about being open to possibilities. 2 $0.20

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Story on being a LGBTQ parent and being caught between two worlds- heterosexual and LGBTQ. 4 $0.40

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Poem about a LGBTQ person struggling with their spirituality. 2 $0.20

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The account of 2 gay men who were forced to flee Indonesia due to anti-LGBTQ attacks by police and their expience of moving to Canada. 8 $0.80

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Brief Author bios. 10 $1.00

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Brief Artist bios. 2 $0.20