Difference between revisions of "Ivan E. Coyote"

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| nationality=Canadian
| pronouns= [[singular they|they/them]]<ref name="Black">{{Cite web |title=Ivan Coyote: 'I always knew I was not the same as other little girls' |last=Black |first=Eleanor |work=Stuff |date=17 August 2016 |access-date=3 April 2020 |url= https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/books/83178100/ivan-coyote-i-always-knew-i-was-not-the-same-as-other-little-girls }}</ref>
| gender=[[butch]]
| occupation=writer
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[[Ivan E. Coyote]] is a Canadian writer who has made significant contributions to the representation of queerness in Canadian literature. They have won the ReLit Award for Best Fiction (2007), and the Stonewall Honor Book Award (2017).
Ivan describes themself as "a trans person who doesn't fit neatly into the [[gender binary]]"<ref>[https://www.ted.com/talks/ivan_coyote_why_we_need_gender_neutral_bathrooms/transcript Why we need gender-neutral bathrooms], Ivan Coyote, November 2015</ref> and has said "I don't want to be a man but don’t feel like a woman either, and that's a difficult place to be in, yet that is my authentic self and there is nothing harder than spending an entire lifetime trying to cover up your authentic self."<ref name="etal_Ivan">{{Cite web |title=Ivan E. Coyote |last=Pierets |first=JF. |work=Et Alors? Magazinedate= |access-date=26 March 2020 |url= https://etalorsmagazine.com/ivan-e-coyote/ }}</ref> They also identify as [[butch]]<ref name="case_Gend">{{Cite web |title=Gender Landmines: Trans Masculinities, Femininities, and Binaries: A Review of Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon's Gender Failure |author= |work=Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian |date=7 July 2014 |access-date=3 April 2020 |url= https://caseythecanadianlesbrarian.com/2014/07/07/gender-landmines-trans-masculinities-feminities-and-binaries-a-review-of-ivan-coyote-and-rae-spoons-gender-failure/}}</ref>: "Nobody taught me how to be butch; I didn't even hear the word until I was twenty years old. I first became something I had no name for in solitude and only later discovered the word for what I was".<ref>https://abcbookworld.com/writer/coyote-ivan-e/</ref>
TheyCoyote areis married to Zena Sharman, a Canadian health researcher and writer.<ref name="Black" />