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  • Queer Quarks

    A queer talk and music show explor­ing queer media, pop cul­ture and cur­rent events. Host­ed by Ley Fras­er, a non-bina­ry queer woman with a Mas­ter’s in Gen­der Stud­ies and expe­ri­ence writ­ing, talk­ing and teach­ing about gen­der and sex­u­al­i­ty for 10+ years. 

    Ley has pre­vi­ous­ly co-host­ed anoth­er queer talk show called Queer Quarks: Beyond the Bina­ry with Karen McDow­ell at the Uni­ver­si­ty of North­ern BC. They worked as a gen­der advo­cate and edu­ca­tor for Trans­form: Trans and Non Bina­ry Youth and Fam­i­ly Sup­port (out of North­ern BC) and have been involved with Pride orga­ni­za­tions for a num­ber of years. Ley enjoys talk­ing about queer top­ics, and has a lot of opin­ions. A LOT. They try to be as bal­anced and cir­cum­spect as pos­si­ble (espe­cial­ly if they are not a mem­ber of the group being dis­cussed) but theyen­cour­age you to think crit­i­cal­ly about the issues, to check out source mate­ri­als, lis­ten to mar­gin­al­ized groups (espe­cial­ly about their own expe­ri­ences) and respect the iden­ti­ties of every­one around you. Because lit­er­al­ly why not, it is free, there is no rea­son not to except the desire to be a mas­sive tool. 

    Please email Ley your ques­tions at [email protected]​gmail.​com (or mes­sage the Face­book page). They are hap­py to answer any well-inten­tioned question.

    EXCEP­TIONS: if the ques­tion is abu­sive, inap­pro­pri­ate or inten­tion­al­ly igno­rant (there are two+ gen­ders; this is based on obser­va­tions of man­i­fes­ta­tions of gen­der across the globe, not your opin­ion) they will ignore it/​not talk about it on the air/​or talk about it and crit­i­cize you.