Orville Lloyd Douglas
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Orville Lloyd Douglas was born in Toronto, Ontario to Jamaican parents. He graduated from York University with two Bachelor of Arts degrees. He completed his first Bachelor's degree in History and the second Bachelor's degree with honours in Sexuality Studies. Douglas' work focuses on the tensions and intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality.
He has contributed to several Canadian and international publications, including TheRoot.com, The Guardian, ColorLines, Word Magazine, The New Zealand Herald, Georgia Straight, The Toronto Star, Xtra!, NOW, Library Journal, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Douglas' first volume of poetry, You Don't Know Me, was published by TSAR Publications. It is no longer in print. The book explored many polemical issues such as death, drug abuse, male prostitution, suicidal idealization, suicide, depression, identity, love, homophobia in Caribbean culture, and gay racism.
Douglas' second poetry volume, Under My Skin, will be published by Guernica Editions on May 15, 2014.
- You Don't Know Me (2005)
- Under My Skin (2014)
- Seminal (2007)
- The Venomed Kissed (2009)
- "The Good Son" - CBC Radio - 2007
- 2005 Xtra'interview with Orville Lloyd Douglas
- Douglas' "Shades of Blackface" essay in The New Zealand Herald
- Douglas' "Is White The New Black?" article in The Georgia Straight
- "Is Madea A Drag Queen?" essay in "ColorLines"
- "Same Sex Marriage's Colour bar" article in The Guardian
- Serena Williams essay in The Guardian
- The Butler & 12 Years A Slave piece in The Guardian
- Why I Hate Being A Black Man Essay in The Guardian"
- Rob Ford crack smoking mayor & White Privilege article in TheRoot.com