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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. They try to be as balanced and circumspect as possible (especially if they are not a member of the group being discussed) but they 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.

Please email Ley your questions at [email protected] (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.

Past Broadcasts

Date Links
January 11, 2021 – Coming out in the public eye, and how to be a supportive parent
January 4, 2021 – REBROADCAST: GLAAD rant: Queer people in TV
November 30, 2020 – Bly Manor and Handsome Devil: Some Queer Media to fill your days
November 22, 2020 – Trans Day of Remembrance: Remembering Trans Folks and Valuing their Lives NOW
November 16, 2020 – A Trans Festival by and for Trans People is What 2020 Needed
November 2, 2020 – International Pronouns Day and the Trans Day of Remembrance
October 26, 2020 – Creators that keep me going: Noelle Stevenson, Rachel Wiley, and Alex Gabriel
September 21, 2020 – Transphobia in the Queer Community and other issues
September 14, 2020 – On TERFs (cont'd) and accurate language
September 7, 2020 – Dear Jo: Get Wrecked (On JK Rowling and other TERFs)
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