Peter Knegt

Peter Knegt (he/him) is a writer, producer and host for CBC Arts. He writes the LGBTQ-culture column Queeries (winner of the Digital Publishing Award for best digital column in Canada) and hosts and produces the talk series Here & Queer. He's also spearheaded the launch and production of series Canada's a Drag, variety special Queer Pride Inside, and interactive projects Superqueeroes and The 2010s: The Decade Canadian Artists Stopped Saying Sorry. Collectively, these projects have won Knegt four Canadian Screen Awards. Beyond CBC, Knegt is also the filmmaker of numerous short films, the author of the book About Canada: Queer Rights and the host of the monthly film series Queer Cinema Club at Toronto's Paradise Theatre. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter with the same obvious handle: @peterknegt.

Latest from Peter Knegt


Trent Reznor has always been serving queer icon, but the Challengers score is game, set, match

His horny compositions for Luca Guadagnino's hit movie have taken over gay culture — and bring a long queer legacy full circle.

The world's largest queer theatre company is about to kick off an absolutely massive Pride program

Buddies in Bad Times has a new artistic director in ted witzel, and he is looking to the future in big bold ways as the company turns 45 years old.

Jackie Shane is finally getting the big moment she deserves and we wouldn't have it Any Other Way

Michael Mabbott and Lucah Rosenberg-Lee's new documentary illuminates the story of late, great trailblazer Shane. It's having its Canadian Premiere at Hot Docs this weekend.

Legendary trans actress Alexandra Billings is finally getting her due in a most unexpected place: Canada

The pioneering American star of the Toronto-set film Queen Tut was just nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.
Here & Queer

How Vera Drew parodied Joker and turned it into a revolutionary trans movie

The People’s Joker is finally being unleashed on the world after a legal battle, and its creator could not be more grateful 

The Inheritance is one of the most essential plays of the past decade — and it has arrived in Toronto

Director Brendan Healy on how the staggering play asks us to consider the shared heritage of gay men.

Comedians Robert Watson and Al Val are taking their Gay AF Comedy show on the road

The Toronto LGBTQ showcase is about to head on a big cross-country tour, with local comedians joining along the way.
Canada's a Drag

Jaylene Tyme is a drag legend making the world a better place for us all

In this episode of Canada’s a Drag, we turn the spotlight on a performer who’s been an icon of the Vancouver scene for more than 30 years. No one looks out for their communities like Jaylene.
Canada's a Drag

Hot Wheelz is a 'drag creature' in a wheelchair here to make magic out of their disability

In this episode from the new season of Canada’s a Drag, the Edmonton performer is inspiring the disabled community to take up all the space they desire.
Canada's a Drag

Meet Manny Dingo, the magnetic drag king redefining Black masculinity on stage

In this episode from the new season of Canada’s a Drag, Manny takes on the journey of his extraordinary “One Man Manny Mandingo Show.”