January Lavender Lit Club : What Makes You Beautiful
by Bridget Liang
January 19, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:00p
On Zoom – register here
The Lavender Lit Book Club is a monthly literature series hosted by Miranda Rector, the Center’s LGBTQ+ Women’s Program Officer. Each month, we’ll be reading a new book by a queer woman/femme author to celebrate queer women and femmes in literature. In January, we will be discussing What Makes You Beautiful By Bridget Liang.
About the Book
Logan knows he likes boys, but has not come out, and no one knows that he likes to sometimes wear girls’ clothes and makeup. Then Logan starts at a school for the arts. There he meets Kyle, who is straight. Logan experiments with nail polish and more feminine clothes. Logan begins questioning his gender and decides to use they pronouns while trying to figure things out. Logan meets a classmate’s mother, who is a transgender woman, and begins to come to terms with their gender identity. Realizing they are not a gay boy, but a transgender girl, Logan asks for people to call them Veronica. As a girl, does Veronica stand a chance with Kyle?
About the Author
Bridget (they/them) is a mixed race, queer, transfeminine, neurodiverse, disabled, fat fangirl. They came into their queerness in Hamilton Ontario and co-founded RADAR Youth Group at the LGBTQ Wellness Centre (the Well), the first queer group in a high school in Hamilton, and were instrumental in the passing of an equity policy in the HWDSB. They’re a PhD candidate in the Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies Program at York University, a community researcher, workshop and group facilitator, performance artist, and fiction writer. Much of their work revolves around intersectionality and arts-based research.