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Queer Quarks

Queer Quarks is a talk and music show which examines news, history, culture and current events through a queer lens. Hosted by Ley Fraser (they/them).

The goals of the show include showcasing artists and creators who are part of minoritized genders and/or sexualities ('2SLGBTQIA+ people') and discussing how events around the world affect queer communities. Often the latter topic includes mistreatment and violence; trigger warnings are provided but listen with care. This is an accessible show, where academic topics will be broken down into plain language intended to be practically useful. Think critically about the issues, check out source materials, listen to marginalized groups about their own experiences and respect the everyone around you.


Email the show at [email protected] Be nice.

Past Broadcasts

Date Links
July 4, 2022
June 27, 2022 – Rebroadcast: Comedy can be Funny Without Being Homophobic/Transphobic: Or, Stop Punching Down, Chappelle, That Makes You an Asshole
June 14, 2022 – Loosely on Pride, Mostly on Anger: Active Allyship Should be the Norm
May 30, 2022 – Pride and Bisexuality
May 23, 2022 – Juno Nominees and Professionals who are Gender Minorities
May 16, 2022 – Rebroadcast of Feb 21 2022: HIV/AIDS Awareness and New Generations of Activism
May 9, 2022 – More genders? More fun! (rebroadcast from April 11, 2022)
May 2, 2022 – Some new and old songs for your consideration
April 25, 2022 – More queer joy needed
April 18, 2022 – Utada is the non-binary icon of my dreams
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