Claiming Space, Identity, and Justice
Edited By Gerald Walton
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank the Christian fundamentalists, extremists, and social conservatives, particularly those in my home province of British Columbia, whose attitudes, bigotry, and political activism compelled me to break free of the "ex-gay" industry, and 20 years later, engage in this book project. Huge thanks go to my partner, Aaron Wilson, whose support of me, my work, and this project is rock solid. Kudos go to Ozlem Sensoy for going above and beyond the call of duty, as usual. I would like to thank these scholars, activists, and authors- queers and straight allies alike-whose generous feedback helped to shape and strengthen the chapters in this book: Lee Airton, Michael Barron, Becky Bridgman, Ann Chinnery, Matthew A. Eichler, Yuri Forbes-Petrovich, Helene Frohard-Dourlent, Andree Gacoin, John J. Guiney Yallop, Scott Gust, Rodney Hunt, Darla Linville, Elizabeth Meyer, Robert Mizzi, Shannon Moore, Vicki Nygaard, Jan Oakley, Karleen Pendleton Jimenez, Claudia Ruitenberg, Irina Schmitt, Amy Shema, Tobias Sperlich, Darren Stanley, Rachael Sullivan, Taiva Tegler, and Scott Thompson. Thank you to political cartoonist Ben Sargent for generously (and quickly!) giving permission to reprint one of his cartoons in this volume, and also to Toby Goodfellow for responding to my plea in the 11th hour for an hourglass. Typesetting, design, and hourglass photo credits: G. Walton.
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