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Breakfast Club Episode 1: Queer spaces in Ottawa and Pride 2019

By Hingman Leung and Joshua Soucie on August 26, 2019


What do queer folk think about Pride in Ottawa? Where have all the queer spaces gone? Join RJ Jones, Graciela Hernandez-Cruz, Sanita Fejzic and Dillon Black in the first episode of Breakfast Club—a casual talk show about all the queer things you’ve always wanted to talk about.

Driven by the need to create some space to talk about queer issues in Ottawa, the 613TV crew got some folks together at Queen St. Fare during Pride weekend to pilot the first episode of Breakfast Club. Breakfast Club is a show that’s meant to be informative, fun, while unpacking issues and topics relevant to the LGBTQ2+ community in Ottawa. The first episode was made possible through sponsorship by Memetic Media and Queen St. Fare.

The first episode explores views about pride in Ottawa, and the evolution of queer spaces in the city. It features:

  • RJ Jones: they/he. saulteaux-cree. 2S. artist, educator & doula. lover of SRH, video games & sloths.
  • Graciela Hernandez-Cruz (facilitator of the show): MA candidate at @CommStudies_CU. organizer. activist. feminist. queer. environmentalist. researcher. Dog mom. Ran for fed @NDP nom in #ottcentre.
  • Sanita Fejzić: a mother and an award-winning writer, poet and playwright, Sanita is currently completing her PhD at Queen’s University in Cultural Studies.
  • Dillon Black: Grand Marshall of Pride Ottawa 2019. Non-binary. Queer. Feminist anti-violence advocate @OCTEVAW. White Settler on Indigenous lands. MSW. PhD’ing: Gender Binary & Surveillance.

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