Celebrating LGBT families at Laurier Brantford

Join us for an evening of discussion and readings from the new book A Family by Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships, with editor Bruce Gillespie and local contributors Jason Dale and Ellen Russell.

At no other time in history have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender relationships and families been more visible or numerous. A Family by Any Other Name recognizes and celebrates this advance by exploring what “family” means to people today. The anthology includes a wide range of perspectives on queer relationships and families; there are stories about coming out, same-sex marriage, adopting, having biological kids, polyamorous relationships, families without kids, divorce, and dealing with the death of a spouse, as well as essays by straight writers about having a gay parent or child. These personal essays are by turns funny, provocative, and intelligent, but all are moving and honest. Including writers from across North America, this collection offers honest and moving real-life stories about relationships and creating families in the twenty-first century.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 1
WHERE: Room CB 100 (Read Lounge), Carnegie Building
TIME: 6:30 to 8 pm

This is a free, public event and everyone is welcome. Copies of the book are available for sale at the Stedman Community Bookstore.