What I LOVE about being QUEER: One big question. Over 100 answers.
Made in partnership with George Brown College Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Services.
Like the many people in this book, What I LOVE about being QUEER is wise, sexy, opinionated, tender, outrageous and fun. It’s a brilliant snapshot of queers and their glorious, radical diversity.
Richard Fung (Dal Puri Diaspora)
There’s so much to love about What I LOVE about being QUEER! It’s about time a book like this exists—one that starts the conversation in a positive light.
Zoe Whittall (Holding Still for as Long as Possible, Bottle Rocket Hearts)
Another unique and powerful offering from one of the the LGBT community’s most original and gifted talents. Anything Shraya touches turns to gold.
Susan G. Cole (NOW Magazine)
What I LOVE about being QUEER seeks to give queers the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be queer and why we are attached to and embrace the concept…
This book will challenge you to think about your own queerness in ways that might even make you feel a little uncomfortable.
All proceeds will go to the GBC Positive Space Award for LGBTQ students demonstrating leadership in the classroom and community.
God Loves Hair is Vivek Shraya‘s first book, a collection of 21 short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging.
Told with the poignant insight and honesty that only the voice of a young mind can convey, the stories are accompanied by the award-winning illustrations of Toronto artist Juliana Neufeld.
God Loves Hair was selected as a finalist in the 2011 Lambda Literary Awards.
God Loves Hair is a DIY masterpiece.
Beautifully illustrated & tenderly narrated, God Loves Hair enchants the reader from the very first page.
A touching, poetic exploration of budding sexuality, the mysticism of religion, and family dynamics.
Brian Francis, author of Fruit
Shraya’s endearing descriptions of childhood and adolescence are both humorous and heartbreaking.
Sara Quin (of Tegan and Sara)
A welcome peek into the complexities, richness, hardship, and even ‘juicy’ moments that make up a life lived not part of the majority.
Ted Kerr, Xtra and Vue Weekly columnist
Finalist: 2011 Lambda Literary Awards
God Loves Hair is being used as course material in gender and sexuality courses at the University of Alberta, Brock University, and George Brown College, and has been approved by the New York City Council and NYC Department of Education as part of a new initiative to bring LGBT-themed books into classrooms and libraries.
If you are interested in using God Loves Hair in your class as a textbook and/or having Vivek do a reading, workshop, or guest lecture, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bhajans for Mom are eight Hindu devotional songs performed and produced by Vivek. Listen to them now, or download them all for free.