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Q21: A Conversation Café – Queer Representation in Media

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


– What do you think of the different representations of identities available on screen today? Do you feel represented in the media that you consume? 
– What does it mean to be LGBTQ+ in popular culture today? 
– What are your thoughts on LGBTQ+ stories entering a mainstream realm in regards to being an audience member and with regards to who is telling these stories?

This week at Q21, we will be discussing how the media represents various identities through television, film, and music. Representation matters, but when there has been so little content to choose from, can we really be picky about it? With the growing interest in LGBTQ+ stories in mainstream media, how do we negotiate being a queer viewer amongst heteronormative audiences? Are there also opportunities for us to produce content that matters to us? Come join the discussion and share your ideas!

We are so excited to welcome Tricia Hagoriles to facilitate this week’s Q21!

Tricia is a filmmaker based in Toronto, also known for her work as a digital film colourist for commercials and on music videos for artists such as Big Sean and the Weeknd. She is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Advanced Film and TV program, where she received the Kodak Cinematography Award and has a Bachelor of Arts and Science from the University of Toronto, majoring in Semiotics and Equity Studies.

In 2015, Tricia was the recipient of the RBC Emerging Canadian Artist Award at the Inside Out Toronto LGBTQ Film Festival for her first short film, Beat. Most recently, she was selected to be a participant of the Reel World Film Festival’s Emerging 20 Mentorship program where she is developing her first feature film. 



Q21: A Conversation Café is your weekly opportunity to connect with students and guest facilitators about the topics on our minds. Q21 will take place every Thursday from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Each week will have a theme and a new guest facilitator.

Be part of the discussion.
Eat the snacks.


Thursday, October 19, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO)


21 Sussex Lounge, room 421
21 Sussex Avenue
Toronto, Canada
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