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

Queeries

This exhibit explores queer Asian identity through the lens of China's traditional five elements

Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements is the brainchild of Vancouver media arts collective Love Intersections.
Canada's a Drag

Toronto activist and drag artist Mikiki has a secret weapon for effecting change: The Golden Girls

Their show Rose Beef utilizes the classic sitcom to facilitate discussions around queer identity and politics.
Canada's a Drag

Drag artist Vivian Vanderpuss is Victoria's quirky cat mother and solution to the rat problem

The avant-garde performer serves elaborate looks that are truly out of this world.
Canada's a Drag

Who run the world? Vancouver drag mother Shay Dior and her growing family of queer Asian kids

Meet the androgynous drag performer creating a safe haven within Vancouver's LGBTQ scene.
Canada's a Drag

Toronto drag duo Fay and Fluffy are a beacon of light for young hearts and minds

Their storytime events focus on providing support for families with LGBTQ parents and gender variant kids.
Canada's a Drag

Edmonton's 'miniature monster' Sapphoria is changing the narrative for trans drag performers

Sapphoria is a middle finger to cisnormative society wrapped in a hairy, glittery little box with a big ol' bow on it.
Canada's a Drag

Charli Deville is pushing drag kings into the mainstream, one Justin Bieber impersonation at a time

"Montreal's deadbeat daddy" wants to make kings as celebrated as their queen counterparts.
Canada's a Drag

Meet the sexually empowered, outrageous version of a happily divorced Acadian aunt: Chiquita Mare

The Moncton performer is using inspired drag to breathe queer visibility into Acadian culture.
Canada's a Drag

The world is not worthy of the talents of Rose Butch, Canada's premier non-binary 'drag thing'

The Vancouver performer channels theatrical dandyism in their pursuit of "gender euphoria."
Canada's a Drag

How Filipina sensation Francheska Dynamites exploded to unlikely drag stardom in Lethbridge, Alberta

After immigrating to Canada in 2010, Beyoncé inspired this queen to step into formation.
Canada's a Drag

Indigiqueer king Mx. Wolverine is politicizing and sexifying stages with a mix of drag and burlesque

Tkaronto's midnight tease, trickster and shapeshifter has used drag to find themselves.
Queeries

A brief history of LGBTQ representation at the Oscars

From Brokeback Mountain's snub to a whole lot of closeted winners, Peter Knegt breaks it down.
Queeries

Filmmaker Derek Jarman's cottage was a vital creative hub. Now Tilda Swinton is trying to save it

The late queer artist would have been 78 years old today, and there's an easy way to celebrate his birthday.
Canada's a Drag

Back and bolder than ever: The trailer for Canada's a Drag Season 3 is here

Meet the 11 kings, queens and in-betweens featured in our new season, premiering February 7th.
Queeries

Is it time to just give up on the Oscars getting diversity right?

Another year, another missed opportunity as the Academy Awards largely celebrate movies by and about white dudes.