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Brian McDermid & Michael Rowe

Michael Rowe (born September 9, 1962) is an award-winning Canadian writer, journalist, novelist and anthologist. He has written for, among other publications, the National Post, The Globe and Mail, The United Church Observer, The Huffington Post and The Advocate. Rowe married his partner, Dr. Brian McDermid, in a Holy Union ceremony at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto on August 25, 1985. The two re-wed in 2003 when gay and lesbian marriage became legal in Canada, which he wrote about in the essay "From This Day Forward" which appeared in Other Men's Sons. They were among the first gay couples in Canadian history to be legally married, and are believed to be the first gay couple in history to be married inside a United Church of Canada. They currently reside in Toronto.

As an author, Rowe has published a variety of non-fiction books. His first, Writing Below the Belt: Conversations with Erotic Authors was an exploration of censorship, pornography, and popular culture. Looking for Brothers contains essays on the contemporary gay experience. Other Men’s Sons, which won the 2008 Randy Shilts Award for Nonfiction, is a collection of his work from 2000 to 2005. His first novel, Enter, Night, a vampire story set in Northern Ontario in 1972, was published in October 2011 by ChiZine Publications, and sold in the spring of 2012 to Random House Germany for translation. On April 13, 2012, Enter, Night was announced as a finalist for Canada's prestigious Prix Aurora Awards in the English Language Novel category. The Prix Aurora Awards are awarded annually to celebrate the best in Canadian speculative fiction.

Rowe has edited several collections of gay horror, the most notable being Queer Fear for which he won a Lambda Literary Award. Chad Helder, editor of Unspeakable Horror: From the Shadows of the Closet, credited Queer Fear as paving the way for his win of the Bram Stoker Award.


Michael Roweis an award-winning Canadian writer, journalist, novelist and anthologist. Rowe married his partner, Dr. Brian McDermid, in a Holy Union ceremony at the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto on August 25, 1985. The two re-wed in 2003 when gay and lesbian marriage became legal in Canada. They were among the first gay couples in Canadian history to be legally married, and are believed to be the first gay couple in history to be married inside a United Church of Canada.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Rowe_(journalist)

Further Readings:

Queer Fear: Gay Horror Fiction by Michael Rowe
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press; First Edition edition (July 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1551520842
ISBN-13: 978-1551520841
Amazon: Queer Fear: Gay Horror Fiction

A striking and ambitious collection of gay horror fiction, covering a wide range of creatures of the night and all manner of urban terrors.

More Spotlights at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels

More Real Life Romances at my website:
http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance

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