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


A love letter to Keith Haring and Derek Jarman, two of our great queer guardian angels

On the anniversary of their deaths, be inspired by the full and fearless lives these singular artists lived.
Here & Queer

Mark Clennon and M.H. Murray explore so much we rarely see in their haunting debut film

I Don’t Know Who You Are is a remarkable film that tackles sexual assault, social inequity and what it means to be a struggling artist in Toronto.

Dion: A Rock Opera is a wild new musical centering a non-binary demi-god

Legendary stage director Peter Hinton-Davis calls the show part Rocky Horror, part The Bacchae: "it's a new-born re-invention of the rock opera for today."
Here & Queer

Luke Gilford wants to take you to the queer rodeo

Gilford has paid stunning tribute to a great American subculture with a book and a film, and sat down with Peter Knegt to talk about it.
My Favourite Season

The 13 most egregious snubs from the 2024 Oscar nominations

Team Oppenheimer rejoiced this morning, but it wasn't such a great time for fans of All of Us Strangers or all of them Gretas.
Here & Queer

The Oscars haven't been kind to gay actors — Bruce Cohen hopes Rustin will change that

The film's producer sits down to talk about Colman Domingo's historic bid for a best actor nomination

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal on diving into the great gay sadness of All of Us Strangers

Two of our finest actors have come together for Andrew Haigh's haunting new film.
Here & Queer

The 13 best queer films of 2023

From Passages to Dicks to Bottoms, a countdown of the year's greatest LGBTQ cinema.
Here & Queer

Amanda Cordner on saying goodbye to Sort Of and the "beautiful family" it gave her

With the award-winning show coming to an end, Cordner looks back on 3 seasons of playing iconic BFF 7ven.

I Hate People, People Hate Me is the unhinged 'gutter punk odyssey' TV show we all need

Toronto comedians Bobbi Summers and Lily Kazimiera on their hilarious ode to queer misfits, now streaming on CBC Gem.