The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️‍🌈 have a chat with MJ Lyons about his role as manager at Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto. Glad Day is about to celebrate a milestone birthday and Mikey tells us all about it as well as gives us some updates on what else he is doing. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

About Glad Day Book Shop

Glad Day Bookshop is the first Canadian and the longest surviving lesbian and gay bookstore worldwide. Serving the queer community since 1970, we specialize in offering the widest possible selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans literature, both in and out of print, as well as DVD, magazines and novelties.
Glad Day also NOW A COFFEE SHOP & BAR serving fair trade, local, handcrafted and delicious drinks. We have also partnered with CARDINAL RULE and they are running our kitchen every day 11am-10pm, except for Mondays.

About MJ Lyons


Over a seven-year career, MJ Lyons has covered arts, culture, science, and politics based out of Toronto, and was a columnist and regular contributor to DailyXtra, where he penned a monthly column with a colleague, History Boys, on lesser-known LGBTQ history.

He has contributed print and digital writing to the NOW Magazine, Torontoist, the National Post, FemHype, Plenitude Magazine, The Plaid Zebra, KAPSULA Magazine, Crew Magazine, Memory Insufficient e-zine, The Ryersonian, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre blog, Toronto Is Awesome blog and Fab Magazine, to name a few.

He has also contributed two episodes to LongStory, an award-winning episodic mobile visual novel for young people, and provided world-building material for AMP: Year Three, the third installment of a modern-day superhero tabletop RPG. Michael is currently part of the development team of The Last Taxi, a dystopian resource management game.

Lyons is publishing his first novel, MURDER AT THE WORLD’S FAIR, a steampunk murder mystery adventure June 2019. He has published a story in Clockwork Cairo: Steampunk Tales of Egypt, an anthology published by Twopenny Books.


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