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Joint Book Launch: Pride and Politics

June 14th, 2010

Joint Book Launch

Pride and Politics: Queer Rights in Canada and
Government’s Role Then and Now

Gary Kinsman & Patrizia Gentile’s
The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation


Tom Warner’s
Losing Control: Canada’s Social Conservatives in the Age of Rights.

Where: The Croissant Tree, 625 Church Street, Toronto.
When: Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
*This event is wheelchair accessible.

Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile provide a disturbing view of the history of queer surveillance and regulation in Canada, while Tom Warner documents the progress and status of more recent struggles for queer rights, and sheds a light on the forces of social conservatism that seek to reverse this progress.

Tom Warner has been a gay activist for over thirty-five years and is the author of the widely acclaimed Never Going Back: A History of Queer Activism in Canada.

Patrizia Gentile is assistant professor in the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University.

Gary Kinsman is the author of The Regulation of Desire and an editor of Sociology for Changing the World. He is a professor in the Sociology Department at Laurentian University, Sudbury.

For more information:
Queer Ontario – vivleewh at gmail.com
Between The Lines – info at btlbooks.com, 416 535 9914

UPDATE: Read on excerpt from Tom Warner’s Losing Control: Losing Control: Canada’s Social Conservatives in the Age of Rights here.

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