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Queer Quarks


During this time, I am focusing my energy on supporting the vulnerable people in my community, and I encourage you to consider doing the same! The Mutual Aid Society (Winnipeg) on Facebook is a good place to start. And if you know of LGBTQIA2S+ folks who are struggling (or you are one) email me and I will try to help! I hope to be back to the show soon.


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 a lifetime of gaiety.

About Ley: I've previously co-hosted another queer talk show called Queer Quarks: Beyond the Binary with Karen McDowell at the University of Northern BC. I worked as a gender advocate and educator for Transform: Trans and Non Binary Youth and Family Support (out of Northern BC) and been involved with Pride organizations for a number of years. I enjoy talking about queer topics, and I have a lot of opinions. A LOT. I try to be as balanced and circumspect as possible (especially if I am not a member of the group I am talking about) but I encourage 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 except being a tool).

Please email me your questions at [email protected], or by messaging me on the Facebook page! I am happy to answer,

EXCEPT 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) I will gonna ignore it/not talk about it on the air/or talk about it and criticize you.

Past Broadcasts

Date Links
June 22, 2020 – Pride Protesters from Outside and within (rebroadcast from June 25, 2018)
June 15, 2020 – How to Respectfully Occupy Pride Spaces as an Ally (Pt 2) with emphasis on two-spirit identities (rebroadcast from June 24, 2019)
June 8, 2020 – How to Respectfully Occupy Pride Spaces as an Ally, Part 1 (rebroadcast from June 17, 2019)
June 1, 2020 – Pride is 24/365: How to support LGBTQ+ people during the rest of the year (rebroadcast from June 4, 2018)
May 25, 2020 – Intersex part two: Gender identity and orientation (rebroadcast from April 30, 2018)
May 18, 2020 – Introduction to Intersex: Definitions, brief history, and medical "treatment" (rebroadcast from April 23, 2018)
May 11, 2020 – Being LGBTQIA2S+ is Amazing: Gender Euphoria and Other Positives (rebroadcast from February, 2020)
May 4, 2020 – Queer Representation Done Right: The Flash and 'Crisis on Earth X' (rebroadcast from October 29, 2018)
April 27, 2020 – Basic LGBTQIIA+: Part One (Rebroadcast From September 17, 2018)
April 20, 2020 – LGBTQ+ Isn't an Acronym (rebroadcast from August 14, 2017)
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