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Queer Quarks

***ON HIATUS FOR AUGUST 2020- BACK IN SEPTEMBER***


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
August 30, 2021 – Coming out in the public eye, and how to be a supportive parent (rebroadcast from January 11, 2021)
August 23, 2021 – Interview with Travis Crown (Rebroadcast of May 10 2021 episode)
August 16, 2021 – Interview with Emmet Michael
August 9, 2021 – Interview with B. Elise (rebroadcast from April 26, 2021)
August 2, 2021 – Rebroadcast of Interview with Ratel C (May 3 2021)
July 26, 2021 – Happy International Non-Binary Peoples' Day PART 2
July 19, 2021 – Happy International Non-Binary Peoples' Day
July 12, 2021 – Interview with Joseph C. Krause (rebroadcast from April 19, 2021)
July 5, 2021 – Interview with Travis Crown (Rebroadcast of May 10 2021 episode)
June 28, 2021 – Pride Playlist, and Pandemic Thoughts for Next Year
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