Answering A Dfferent Call

A personal website

This site is both a reference to my memoir, Answering A Different Call: My (Queer) Thunder Bay Life, and a personal listing of information about the development of community (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, etc.) in Thunder Bay in the last half century, with reference to developments elsewhere that seem relevant.

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“The development of gay and HIV/AIDS community work in Thunder Bay is part of a social history that needs to be remembered. Having been part of the process, my hope is that this autobiographical memoir will be a contribution to that history.” Introduction

With a life that has explored the integration of sexuality and spirituality, I share my experience as a seeker and activist in my home community of Thunder Bay. This book offers a personal look at aspects of social history of the city, with a particular focus on the evolution of the LGBT community. Military experience, travel, gay organizing, HIV/AIDS advocacy, theatre, Buddhist meditation, and Unitarian Universalist community combine in a unique look at a personal journey through life.

"The book, Answering a Different Call: My (Queer) Thunder Bay Life by David Belrose is part memoir, part history of the Gay movement in Thunder Bay and part meditation on sexuality and spirituality. Quite a package. But a good read indeed." Joan Baril

At this time the book is available in Thunder Bay at the following locations:

Chapters - 797 Memorial Av.
Fireweed - 182 S. Algoma St.
Baggage Building Arts Centre - Marina Park
Gallery 33 - 4 Balsam St. (corner of River and Balsam)
Thunder Bay Museum - 425 Donald St.
Lakehead University Bookstore - 955 Oliver Road

The book is available online through the LU Bookstore.

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