Novel About Something
Sender: a talented
non-binary stand up comedian and carpenter who thinks they may be
transgender. They live
in a house flat with three LGBTQ+ friends...
Kim: Geri's former
lesbian lover and aspiring playwright
who works part-time in the box office of the Rainbow Theatre.
constantly employed, and then unemployed, gay
person of color looking for love through a dating website.
Orbit: a wacky
yet outspoken transgender person who has
not yet made the transition and has put his modeling career on hold
while she learns how to walk in heels.
Geri and Ellie love each other, but since their break up, shortly after
Geri begins to wonder if they are transgender, they bicker
over various aspects of life and act as if they don't miss what was
strong physical relationship. Ellie has quit her job at an insurance
agency and is working pat-time in the box office of an LGBTQ+ theatre
while trying to write her play.
is frequently unemployed and trying
to establish a new relationship through a dating website. Krystal is
wacky but has a serious side; she is transgender
but has trouble walking in heels even though she likes to dress to
addition to dealing with various LGBTQ+ issues, including
inter-community concerns, Geri
also addresses bullying, racism and religious matters.
Geri is, in
TV series--such as Seinfeld, Friends and The Big
Bang Theory--but it is its own story: an LGBTQ+ story that takes place
in Toronto and addresses head-on many issues that members of the
community, and visible minorities,
face and must deal with on a daily basis.
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heterosexuality limits perspective
is written from the LGBTQ+ perspective. Taking
a different perspective than that of straight white male (SWM), which
the author is, has
enabled him to write about the insanity that he found
difficult to comment on, and explore, from a SWM perspective.
About the author: Paul Lima has
had bisexual, homosexual and heterosexual relationships, his last and
longest being heterosexual. As a child he would even wear
his mother's clothes on occasion. He is currently asexual and has
lesbian sister, gay brother and non-binary child. They
have expanded his perspective and points of
believes sexuality is a spectrum, doesn't care where anybody is on
the spectrum and does not understand
many people act as if it matters in any way, shape or form.
dedicated to the full spectrum of the Rainbow.
Geri: A Post-Pandemic
LGBTQ+ Novel About Something is
a 12-chapter book with 34,000 words.