True north strong and queer
Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell are the obvious choices for a Canadian songbook. But what about the gay contingent? Here are songs by queer songwriters that lang neglected.
Birds Of A Feather Rough Trade - One of the first queer anthems to come out of Canada.
RISE UP Parachute Club - An anthem in its own right as well as a pointed command to the male member.
CIGARETTES AND CHOCOLATE MILK Rufus Wainwright - Even though lang is notoriously substance-free.
SLEEPY MAGGIE Ashley MacIsaac - Which she could interpret any way she wants. The song is in Gaelic and not many of us understand it.
GOLDEN STREAMS The Hidden Cameras - For the fetishists.