Ian Young

Ian Young

Author: Ian Young

Profile: Ian Young is an English-Canadian poet, writer, historian, literary critic and editor. He was born in London, England. He completed his education at the University of Toronto.

Critical and historical essays are featured in Encounters with Authors, his recent book which is based on the work of three well known Canadian LGBT writers including Robin Hardy, Scott Symons and Norman Elder. His most notable works include The Male Homosexual in Literature and The Gay Muse Catalyst Press the first gay publishing company in Canada was founded by Ian Young in 1970.

Ian’s work as editor for the anthology, The Gay Muse and for the bibliography and The Male Homosexual in Literature are well known. He printed more than 30 works of fiction and poetry written by British, Canadian and American writers. The annotated bibliographies The AIDS Dissidents and The AIDS Dissidents 1993-2000 have been authored by Ian Young.

During the 1980s he was keenly interested in ceremonial magic, during this time he was the founding member of the ‘Hermetic Order of the Silver Sword’.

Writing style: Ian’s genre is Poetry, Nonfiction, Gay and Lesbian

Published Texts:

1973 – The Male Muse: A Gay Anthology

1981 – On the Line: New Gay Fiction

1982 – The Male Homosexual in Literature: A Bibliography

1983 – The Son of the Male Muse

1985 – Gay Resistance: Homosexuals In The Anti Nazi Underground

1986 – Sex Magick

1999 – Stonewall Experiment

2007 – Out in Paperback: A Visual History of Gay Pulps

Awards and Acknowledgements:

Ian’s work has been published in Rites and Continuum, Canadian Notes & Queries and The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide and in more than 50 anthologies.

From the year 1975 to 1985 he has been working as a columnist regularly for The Body Politic and also for Torso between 1991 an 2008.