Michael Riordon celebrates the survival of ordinary, extraordinary people whose experiences are rarely reflected in the media. These stories of courage and humour were gathered in the course of two years and 27,000 kilometres of travel, and some three hundred in-person conversations.
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About the Author
Michael Riordon teaches writing, and has written three other books of oral history: Eating Fire: Family Life on the Queer Side, An Unauthorized Biography of the World, and Our Way to Fight. He lives near Picton, Ontario.
A Canadian writer and documentary-maker for almost four decades, Michael Riordon generates books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, and plays for radio and stage. A primary goal of his work is to recover voices of people who have been silenced in the mainstream, written out of the official version.
Michael Riordon teaches writing, and has written four books of oral history: Our Way to Fight: Peace-Work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine, Eating Fire: Family Life on the Queer Side, An Unauthorized Biography of the World, and Out Our Way: Gay and Lesbian Life in Rural Canada. He lives near Picton, Ontario.
Table of Contents
Part I: I always knew I was different 1** Particular friendships 2 Local hero 3 Autumn, the first 4 Behind closed doors 5 The storms, my God 6 No life like it 7 Life lines 8 Cruising the Internet 9 GWM seeks 10 Circles 11 Dans notre monde 12 Giving birth
Part II: The gay lifestyle 13 Winter 14 View from the edge 15 The future 16 We’ll be watching you 17 That little comfort 18 A little gay world 19 Les p’tits gars 20 The front line 21 Odd jobs 22 Odd jobs too 23 Annie Hauls
Part III: Family values 24 Spring 25 In the beginning 26 Modern parenting 27 Total immersion 28 Boom 29 Family values too 30 The front door 31 A walk in the park 32 Nothing’s changed 33 The gentleness of a rural circumstance
Part IV: Knowing our place 34 Summer 35 A low profile 36 Heart 37 My best friend 38 One of these days 39 A really nice bum 40 The northern mystique 41 Manly things 42 Off the grid
Part V: The homosexual agenda 43 How it is 44 Flowers in the dirt 45 God’s country 46 The web of life 47 Pioneers 48 Chapter eight 49 Still here 50 Hope
Part VI: Over the rainbow, somewhere 51 Autumn, the ninth 52 I am 53 Dreams 54 Different medicines 55 Home is where 56 Shameless in P.E.I. 57 Dear Duke 58 What’s inside 59 Our time 60 Winter, again