A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout with Marilyn Schuster

A Queer Love Story presents the first fifteen years of letters between Jane Rule – novelist and the first widely recognized "public lesbian" in North America – and Rick Bébout, journalist and editor with the Toronto-based Body Politic, an important incubator of LGBT thought and activism. Rule lived in a remote rural community on Galiano Island, British Columbia, but wrote a column for the magazine. Bébout resided in and was devoted to Toronto's gay village. Both were transplanted Americans. At turns poignant, scintillating, and incisive, their exchanges include ruminations on queer life and the writing life even as they document some of the most pressing LGBT issues of the '80s and '90s, including HIV/AIDs, censorship, and state policing of desire.

Event date: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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By Marilyn R. Schuster (Editor), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780774835435
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: UBC Press - May 1st, 2017