Peter Knegt

Peter Knegt (he/him) has worked for CBC Arts since 2016, writing the LGBTQ-culture column Queeries (winner of the 2019 Digital Publishing Award for best digital column in Canada and nominated again this year) and hosting the video interview 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 safe haven for queers, an inspiration for artists: Why we must fight for Hanlan's Point Beach

A proposal for a concert venue on the beach may have been dropped, but Canada's longest-surviving queer space continues to push for an official historic designation.
Here & Queer

Lido Pimienta on creating unapologetically and laughing off the trolls

The creator and host of LIDO TV sits down with Peter Knegt on this episode of Here & Queer to talk about her Canadian Screen Award-nominated variety series.
My Favourite Season

From Mary Pickford to Brendan Fraser, here's every Canadian actor ever nominated at the Oscars

We break down the 95-year history of Canucks going for Oscar gold — including the fact that Fraser would become the first Canadian to ever win the male best actor category.
Here & Queer

Trailblazing trans icon Jackie Shane's Heritage Minute gives her the spotlight she deserves

Filmmakers Pat Mills and Ayo Tsalithaba sat down with Here & Queer host Peter Knegt to discuss the making of Shane's Heritage Minute.

Transport back to your first taste of romance in the deeply moving new film Of An Age

Set in Australia on the eve of Y2K, filmmaker Goran Stolevski's love story is an exceptional new addition to the queer cinema canon.
My Favourite Season

15 people who could follow Viola Davis and be the next EGOT

From Cher and H.E.R. to Billy Porter and Trent Reznor, these stars are just one award away from completing the "grand slam of show business."

Experimental theatre performers of the world unite for this year's Rhubarb Festival

With guest artists from Switzerland, Scotland and the Netherlands, Canada's longest-running festival of new work is celebrating its 44th edition at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

14 movies from Sundance that prove 2023 will be a massive year for queer cinema

Lesbian werewolves, Bad Bunny and more penises than Euphoria: the LGBTQ offerings at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival truly had everything.
Here & Queer

How Chase Joynt is imagining new trans worlds with his documentary Framing Agnes

The filmmaker sits down with Peter Knegt to talk about his award-winning documentary on Agnes Torres in this episode of Here & Queer.
My Favourite Season

The biggest winners and losers of this year's Oscar nominations

The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards are here, and it was a huge day for Andrea Riseborough, first-timers and the people of Ireland (but not Taylor Swift).