What Do You Love About Being Queer?

It started with one simple question that gave rise to a tumblr, a film, and now a book.

1. Meet Vivek Shraya:

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Vivek Shraya is a talented Toronto-based musician, writer and filmmaker. Her collection of published short stories and other projects explores gender politics, queer theory, and religion.

2. She had one question: What do you love about being queer?

She filmed responses in her own living room to make the documentary:

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The responses were compiled on her tumblr, you can add your own as well.

10. And now the project has become a book:

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Featuring essays by Farzana Doctor (Six Metres Of Pavement), Elisha Lim (100 Butches), and George Brown College professors Kathryn Payne & Marilyn McLean.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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