Peter Knegt

Peter Knegt 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 playing integral roles in the launch and production of series The Filmmakers and Canada's a Drag. Beyond CBC, Knegt is also a stand-up comedian, 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


The Ethnic Rainbow: How Brandon Ash-Mohammad is letting queer comedy shine in living colour

For too long, queer comedians of colour didn't have their own stage — but that's finally changing.

Gay for no pay: 10 things to watch for free on CBC Gem to celebrate Pride

From Hannah Gadsby to Schitt's Creek, we got the gay goods right here.

The queer joy of Rocketman: How the Elton John biopic gets right what Bohemian Rhapsody got wrong

An open letter to queers concerned about Rocketman: don't be — it's a gay, proud ode to coming out.

With a little help from Netflix, Inside Out is opening major doors for the future of LGBTQ stories

The festival kicks off with the Elton John biopic Rocketman, but its plan to rocket talent to the next level is the real story.

Don't call it a female Superbad: Booksmart is the raunchy queer teen comedy we've been waiting for

Run, don't walk, to Olivia Wilde's heartfelt, hilarious and very gay directorial debut.

This podcast is required listening for LGBTQ folks — and can inspire us to keep telling our stories

Justin Ling's CBC-produced Uncover: The Village is so much more than an investigation of the Bruce McArthur murders.

From drag kids to Chelsea Manning, a complete guide to queer films at Hot Docs 2019

There are nine films centred around extraordinary LGBTQ stories screening during the festival's 26th edition.

Bigger than Gay Jesus: How prolific trans artist Heath V. Salazar is resurrecting empowerment

The Latinx actor, singer, dancer, writer and drag king is about as impressive a 25 year old as they come.

Back to 1999: Get Real and the necessary discomfort of coming out movies

The British teen drama is turning 20 years old, and it's still a little too real all these years later.

New play Shove It Down My Throat asks us to reconsider what homophobic violence looks like

Johnnie Walker's latest theatre piece digs into the complexities — and misconceptions — of hate crimes.

Cinematic sex-ed: Giant Little Ones and why exploring teenage sexuality onscreen is vital

The provocative Canadian teen drama is part of a rising — and necessary — trend.

The winter of our heart's content: As we all froze, women and queers just took TV to the next level

From Sex Education to Shrill to Schitt's Creek, it was a very special season for storytelling.

How do we practice hope? This new play guides us into the light of the world's youth

Andrew Kushnir's docu-play Towards Youth travels to classrooms in five countries to help mediate our bleak times.

Where there's a Wiggle, there's a way: The legacy of one of Canada's most vital queer arts festivals

Celebrating 25 years of Michael Venus's drag and "wearable art" extravaganza — and the community it's built along the way.

Juno-nominated trans artist Ali J. Eisner is making an easier world for kids to be themselves

The puppeteer, musician and filmmaker has spend two decades making sure the kids are alright.