Our Sunday Links

Gwen Benaway talks to queer, trans, and Two-Spirit Indigenous artists about what decolonial love means to them and what it means for their art practices.

Learn about the people behind Metonymy Press, one of our favorite publishers of queer and trans writing! (or maybe queer and trans presses!)

Kai Cheng Thom on tokenism and queer celebrity.

It’s a great time to revisit this piece on the use of Audre Lorde’s writing: “appropriations of Lorde not only rob her work of nuance, sensuality, and creativity, but also fail to do what she asked most of feminist movements: to center a racial analysis in feminist and queer work; to do the difficult work of naming power differences between us; and to acknowledge multiple systems of violence, and the presence of our personal selves in such systems.”

 

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib’s thinks about vulnerability, masculinity, and growing-up on Jay-Z’s new album 4:44.

You might also want to celebrate Beyonce’s vulnerability and openness with this Bitch playlist.

A lovely profile of multimedia artist Gloria Swain.

Check out the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood exhibition if you get the chance! The curation is brilliant and creates conversations between the artwork of Indigenous, Black and racialized creators in ways that expose the multidimensional resistance to and violence of Canadian nationalism.

Indigenous resistance is ongoing, and has a history longer than 150 years.

Chelsea Vowel on Hudson’s Bay blankets and what they mean for Métis people in the Prairies.

An interview with Carolyn Finney on her work around race and land.

Quebec is planning to offer Mifegymiso, an abortion pill, to those who need it for free.

If you haven’t already make sure to check out our newest advice column, Courting Disaster, where Morgan M Page helps people sort through matters of the heart (and loins). And of course send your questions to submit@gutsmagazine.ca with the subject line “Courting Disaster.”

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