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 spearheading the launch and production of series Canada's a Drag and interactive project Superqueeroes, both of which won him 2020 Canadian Screen Awards. Beyond CBC, Knegt is also the filmmaker of numerous short films and the author of the book About Canada: Queer Rights. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter with the same obvious handle: @peterknegt.

Latest from Peter Knegt

Queeries

With Joshua Whitehead's Jonny Appleseed, Indigiqueer storytelling has a spotlight at Canada Reads

Whitehead's powerful debut novel is one of the books on this year's nearly all-LGBTQ shortlist.

Our border may be closed, but this project is pairing Canadians and Americans to make art together

BIPOC artists in both countries interested in collaborating from a distance can apply now to Connecting Perspectives, the latest initiative from the Social Distancing Festival.
Queeries

The 21 greatest movie award speeches of all time

From the Oscars to the Golden Globes to the Indie Spirits, some clips to get you through a winter without them.

CBC Arts columnists survey the year in Black arts, queer culture and the warm bath of nostalgia

We asked Amanda Parris, Peter Knegt and Anne T. Donahue to pick their best of the worst year.
Queeries

Cheers to the queers: 20 LGBTQ folks who were a beacon of light in 2020

If anyone knows how to find joy in a hopeless existence, it's us!
Point of View

The good, the bad and the trashy: The pop culture viewing that helped us escape 2020

From Real Housewives to real depression, Anne T. Donahue and Peter Knegt dare to take a look back.
Queeries

Rain on me: Navigating the five stages of pandemic grief through the pop music of 2020

From Dua Lipa to Fiona Apple to Lady Gaga, how music defined my year of mourning normalcy.
Queeries

Why Funny Boy's depiction of the queer Sri Lankan experience means so much to its author and star

Shyam Selvadurai and Brandon Ingram on the Oscar-submitted movie, streaming now on CBC Gem.
Queeries

Tis the season for ... lesbian stories dominating the movies

Ammonite and Happiest Season are two very different films that reveal a lot about the state of queer cinema.
Queeries

Craig Russell revolutionized Canadian drag, and he finally has the outrageous biography he deserves

Brian Bradley's new book is an extensive look at the life of Russell and his unlikely marriage to Lori Jenkins.
Queeries

'Just make the music that you want': The meteoric rise of Polaris Prize-winning rapper Backxwash

The Montreal-based artist is redefining her genre — and paving the way for others in the process.
Point of View

Winona forever: Why the legendary Ms. Ryder deserves to be celebrated now and always

In honour of her 49th birthday, Anne T. Donahue and Peter Knegt praise be our favourite girl, uninterrupted.
Queeries

Billy-Ray Belcourt dives into himself to inspire a better world with his gorgeous debut memoir

A History of My Brief Body grapples with colonial violence and sexual exploration — and cements Belcourt as one of our greatest young writers.
Queeries

White gay culture gets the scathing, inventive and, somehow, live reckoning it needs in Circle Jerk

A considerable feat in virtual theatre (and no, not via Zoom), this chaotically gay show should not be missed.

Everything you've ever wanted to know about Canadian film but were too polite to ask

In honour of the film-centric season premiere of CBC Arts: Exhibitionists, we're bringing back our primer.

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