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By Ivan E. Coyote, Rae Spoon

Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are comprehensive, award-winning writers, musicians and performers; also they are either admitted 'gender failures.' of their first collaborative ebook, Ivan and Rae discover and divulge their failed makes an attempt at becoming into the gender binary, and the way finally our expectancies and assumptions round conventional gender roles fail us all. in keeping with their acclaimed 2012 dwell express that toured around the usa and in Europe, Gender Failure is a poignant choice of essays, lyrics and pictures documenting Ivan and Rae's own trips.

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Hating Archie and his ten-percent spandex t-shirts and his Docksider shoes with no socks and his callous heart and how could he talk like that about Rosie when he should know better, since he was gay from Alberta. And I was the one who said he could be trusted, so he made me a liar by accident. That three-storey apartment building was sold a couple months later and torn down to build a high-rise. Rosie ended up in a single room occupancy hotel on Cordova Street, and was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer at the end of that summer.

Our murdered. Those of us who died from suicide or AIDS-related illness, or overdose or poverty or hatred and ignorance and racism. Or all of the above. Someone will wheel a couple of speakers into a common area on campus somewhere, and a microphone will be set up. This is Canada, and the students here are generally a fairly well-heeled lot, so what I am expecting will happen is that a few activist students, probably white and mostly middle-class, some queer and some genderqueer and some trans, though most probably trans masculine, will read out a list of names to remember.

And it is. I loved her already. I wanted to make her happy. Call her what she wanted. Call her what made her happy to hear. Somewhere in there, she took to calling me Luigi. I don’t remember why. Luigi the bricklayer, even though I was working as a landscaper at the time. We would garbolocize at night after work, garbolocize she called it, a word she had made up, meaning I would drive my van up and down the alleys behind rich people’s houses and she would smoke her hand-rolled cigarettes with the sliding door open and look for antiques and other quality stuff that the rich people discarded.

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