Seniors Events

*Seniors Book Club Update*

The Pride Centre of Edmonton is happy to announce its first 2SLGBTQ+ seniors book club that will be taking place over the phone! We have a wonderful selection of books to choose from. The next book club will be taking place on Wednesday, April 1st, from 4 – 5 pm! Please click on this link and scroll down to Aging with Pride to learn how to get on the call!

We will update everyone by our Seniors Email Blasts (or phone calls) on Monday, March 30th at the latest on which book everyone decided on and how you can download it/access it for free! Please email or phone 587-635-2169 to be placed on this Email Blast for seniors based pride centre of Edmonton updates!

Please click this link (or copy and paste it into your browser) to choose the books that you would most like to read!: 

2SLGBTQ+ Seniors Book Selection

Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg
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Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London. Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found.
Until now. Reeling from heartbreak, a scholar named Dr. Voth discovers a long-lost manuscript—a gender-defying exposé of Jack and Bess’s adventures. Is Confessions of the Fox an authentic autobiography or a hoax? As Dr. Voth is drawn deeper into Jack and Bess’s tale of underworld resistance and gender transformation, it becomes clear that their fates are intertwined—and only a miracle will save them all.
Writing with the narrative mastery of Sarah Waters and the playful imagination of Nabokov, Jordy Rosenberg is an audacious storyteller of extraordinary talent.

We Are Everywhere by Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown
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Have pride in history.

A rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement, from the creators and curators of the massively popular Instagram account @lgbt_history, released in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Through the lenses of protest, power, and pride, We Are Everywhere is an essential and empowering introduction to the history of the fight for queer liberation. Combining exhaustively researched narrative with meticulously curated photographs, the book traces queer activism from its roots in late-nineteenth-century Europe–long before the pivotal Stonewall Riots of 1969–to the gender warriors leading the charge today.

James Merrill by Langdon Hammer
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Langdon Hammer has given us the first biography of the poet James Merrill (1926–95), whose life is surely one of the most fascinating in American literature. It is the story of a gay man inventing his identity against the grain of American society during the eras of the closet, gay liberation, and AIDS.

The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp
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In 1931, gay liberation was not a movement—it was simply unthinkable. But in that year, Quentin Crisp made the courageous decision to “come out” as a homosexual. This exhibitionist with the henna-dyed hair was harassed, ridiculed and beaten. Nevertheless, he claimed his right to be himself—whatever the consequences.

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
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Uniting fact and fiction into an original romantic vision, The Danish Girl eloquently portrays the unique intimacy that defines every marriage and the remarkable story of Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history, and the woman torn between loyalty to her marriage and her own ambitions and desires.

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