Vivek Shraya is a Toronto-based artist working in the media of music, performance, literature and film. His first short film, “Seeking Single White Male,” was featured at international film festivals throughout 2011. His film “What I LOVE about being QUEER” has expanded to include an online project and book with contributions from around the world, and was featured on Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post, and in ELLE Magazine India. “Holy Mother My Mother,” his fourth short film, was released this spring. Vivek has performed and read at shows and festivals internationally, sharing the stage with Tegan and Sara, Dragonette, and Melissa Ferrick, and appearing at NXNE, CMW, and Word on the Street. A two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek was nominated for LGBTQ Person of the Year in the 2012 INSPIRE Awards, and was #1 on Nightlife’s list of “Reasons 2011 was a Queer Year”.