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Queer Quarks

Queer talk and music show exploring queer media, pop culture and current events. Hosted by Ley Fraser (they/them). Ley is non-binary, and has a Master's in Gender Studies among other things. More importantly, they have been am activist since their teens, 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. They try to be as balanced and circumspect as possible especially if they are not a member of the group being discussed. They encourage you to think critically about the issues, check out source materials, listen to marginalized groups about their own experiences and respect the everyone around you.

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

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.

Past Broadcasts

Date Links
January 17, 2022 – The Good and the Bad
December 20, 2021 – Queer Your Christmas Shopping Part 2
December 13, 2021 – Queer Your Christmas Shopping Part 1
November 22, 2021 – Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021
November 8, 2021 – Quality Comedians and why I'm in Love with Aubrey Gordon
October 25, 2021 – Comedy can be Funny Without Being Homophobic/Transphobic: Or, Stop Punching Down, Chappelle, That Makes You an Asshole
October 25, 2021 – Comedy can be Funny Without Being Homophobic/Transphobic: Or, Stop Punching Down, Chappelle, That Makes You an Asshole
October 18, 2021 – Positive News in the Queer Community, and Optimism on Living HIV+
October 11, 2021 – Dear Jo: Get Wrecked (On JK Rowling and other TERFs) - rebroadcast from September 7, 2020
October 4, 2021 – Good and Bad Allyship
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