Queerly Canadian, Second Edition

An Introductory Reader in Sexuality Studies

By Scott Rayter, Laine Halpern Zisman


In the second edition of this remarkable and comprehensive anthology, many of Canada’s leading sexuality studies scholars examine the fundamental role that sexuality has played—and continues to play—in the building of our nation, and in our national narratives, myths, and anxieties about Canadian identity.

Thoroughly updated, this new edition features twenty-six new chapters on topics including Indigenous kinship, Blackness, masculinity, disability, queer resistance, and sex education. Covering both historical and contemporary perspectives on nation and community, law and criminal justice, organizing and activism, health and medicine, education, marriage and family, sport, and popular culture and representation, the essays also take a strong intersectional approach, integrating analyses of race, class, and gender. This interdisciplinary collection is essential for the Canadian sexuality studies classroom, and for anyone interested in the mythologies and realities of queer life in Canada.


  • sixty percent new and expanded content with twenty-six new chapters
  • thoroughly updated to reflect a strong emphasis on the diversity of queer experiences and identities in Canada
  • each chapter includes a brief introduction, written for this collection by the author, that provides helpful context about their work for both students and teachers


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