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

Past Broadcasts

Date Links
August 24, 2020 – A Game with a Playable Trans Character- AT LAST (rebroadcast from January 13, 2020)
August 17, 2020 – Canada to apologize for purging LGBTQ people from armed forces and civil services that one time (rebroadcast from September 18, 2017)
August 10, 2020 – More LGBTQ history, and why it matters to have the right to be out, visible, and not sexualized (rebroadcast from September 11, 2017)
August 3, 2020 – LGBTQ history: When did it stop being a crime to have sex as a queer person in Canada? (rebroadcast from September 4, 2017)
July 27, 2020 – LGBTQ Rights in Canada and Abroad (rebroadcast from August 28, 2017)
July 20, 2020 – Pride History in Canada, or why I couldn't marry who I wanted until recently (rebroadcast from August 21, 2017)
July 13, 2020 – Just the Basics: Part 2
June 29, 2020 – Just the Basics: Part 1
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)
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