Trent Queer Collective
Building and strengthening an active Queer Community at Trent and in the Peterborough area.


Recent Updates

We're Hiring!


The Trent Queer Collective is hiring one coordinator position for the coming academic year (September 2017-April 2018). In conjunction with our current coordinators, co-coordinators are responsible for the upkeep of the Trent Queer Collective, including organizing events, running social media, managing finances, and reaching out to partner organizations and the community.

An ideal candidate should have strong leadership skills and be able to complete self-directed goals. TQC coordinators must be knowledgeable of (or willing to research) general queer history and issues currently faced by members of the queer community. Knowledge and understanding of intersectional oppression is strongly recommended.

Applicants must be current undergraduate/graduate Trent University students. This position is non-TWSP and open to both domestic and international students. The coordinator position is maximum 10 hrs/week and pays $14/hr.

Duties include:
- events organization
- social media and publicity (including making posters)
- finances
- a minimum of 3 regular office hours per week

- strong communication skills
- understanding of intersectional framework
- experience with Microsoft Suite (Office, Excel)
- graphic design experience

Previous anti-oppression training is encouraged, however all coordinators will be required to renew their training in the fall.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to our email at The deadline for applications is Monday, August 28th, 2017.

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Summer 2017 Office Hours

After a brief delay, we have finalized our summer office hours for 2017. You can now reach us at the office during the following times:

Monday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please consider emailing us ahead of time if you plan to visit during our office hours, as one of our coordinators will be in and out of town throughout the summer.

We would also like to mention that we do not regularly run events during the summer. There are still many things going on in the Peterborough area however, and we will do our best to showcase those events through our facebook page.

Even though we don't usually run events during the summer, we are open to running some if there is interest! If you would like to see us host an event (a pub night, a movie night, a general queer social, a craft day) please let us know! You can contact us through Facebook, Twitter, email, or our contact page.

In the meantime, enjoy the warming weather!
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Performer Call Out: Drag Show 2017

Mark your calendars! The TQC's annual drag show and cabaret is booked for April 7th this year, and we're looking for performers to help make this year's event as fabulous as ever!

If you perform drag routines, burlesque, or any other performance art such as singing, dancing, acting, or juggling, please get in touch with us! We've had a wide range of performances in the past and are open to quirky (and queer) acts.

If you are interested in performing, please get in touch with us by March 6th and send us a brief description of your act, your tech requirements, and MP3 files of any music used in your act. Please also include a short biography which will be read on stage by the TQC. (please email

This year we're pitting sci-fi against fantasy in our theme "OUT of this World!" So send us your best space cadets, aliens, time-travelers, elves, fairies, and nymphs in this spectacular blend of genres.

Hope to see you there!


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ReFrame 2017

Hey all!

This year's ReFrame Film Festival is almost upon us! ReFrame is an annual film festival in Peterborough which showcases films from a variety of different social justice issues.

The Trent Queer Collective is sponsoring two films at ReFrame this year (which you should definitely all go and see):

  • MAJOR! - Showing at Showplace on Jan 27 at 2:55 pm.
    A documentary about the life of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, who has been a strong advocate for trans women of colour for more than 40 years.

  • Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things - Showing at Market Hall on Jan 27 at 11:30 am.
    This documentary examines the erasure of Inuit traditions of sexuality and family structure by colonialism, and a new generation coming together to celebrate LGBT2Q pride in Inuit communities.

If you get the chance, we also recommend going to see Real Boy on Saturday, January 28th! You can also check out the full 2017 ReFrame schedule here.

Tickets are available online through the ReFrame website or in person at the GreenUP store on Aylmer Street.

Hope to see you there!
The Trent Queer Collective

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Winter 2017 Office Hours & Updated Wesbite

Hey all!

The TQC has updated our office hours for the 2017 Winter semester. We will now be available in room 208 of Sadleir House on Monday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am, Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 pm, and Friday afternoons from 2:00-5:00 pm.

In addition to our new office hours, we have also updated our website layout and content. TQC updates will now be posted under the "News" section, and all events will be posted under the "Events" section, which we will use more consistently from now. Our events will also be posted on Facebook, so be sure to follow us there as well!

Have any questions? Drop us a line on Facebook or by email, or show up in person during our office hours!

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