Sean Horlor (born January 11, 1981) is a Canadian poet, actor, television producer, columnist and blogger. He is the author of Made Beautiful by Use (2007), published by Signature Editions, and co-host/associate producer of Don't Quit Your Gay Job, an original Canadian comedy television series that premiered on OUTtv in 2009. He is co-founder and co-owner with Steve Adams of Steamy Window Productions based in Vancouver, Canada.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Horlor grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, and currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria.
Don't Quit Your Gay Job is a half-hour reality series broadcast on OUTtv in Canada  and Europe. Each episode features Sean Horlor competing with friend Rob Easton to see who can be the most successful at stereotypical gay jobs. The first season of the show (2009) has six episodes about jobs as bus driver, stripper, equestrian, dominatrix, modelling and drag. The second season featured curling, hockey, policing and extreme wrestling.
In 2003, Horlor collaborated with Vancouver poet Matt Rader and illustrator James Kingsley to publish Our Mission, Our Moment through Rader's publishing company, Mosquito Press. A hand-bound chapbook, Our Mission, Our Moment featured eight poetic transpositions of the speeches of George W. Bush.
His poem "In Praise of Beauty" won first place for poetry in This Magazine's 2006 Great Canadian Literary Hunt and "St. Brendan and the Isle of Sheep" was a 2006 Editor's Choice in Arc Poetry Magazine's Poem of the Year contest.
His first poetry collection, Made Beautiful by Use, was published by Winnipeg-based Signature Editions in 2007. Edited by poet John Barton, the collection was described as "a striking and, yes, beautiful set of musings on belief, sex, and power." It was longlisted for the 2008 ReLit Awards.
Horlor is also a freelance writing consultant specializing in marketing communications, editorial services, and technical writing. He has previously worked as a speechwriter for Gordon Campbell, the Liberal premier of British Columbia. He is currently writing Cocked & Loaded, a bi-weekly social column for Xtra! West and also runs Up Your Alley.
Steamy Window Productions
Steamy Window Productions is a production house established by Sean Horlor in partnership with Steve Adams in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for producing of various projects including films, music videos, shows and advertisements.
In popular culture
He partnered with Steve Adams in an episode of Hot Pink Shorts: The Making Of in which Horlor and Adams would co-direct a short film within one day. In the one-hour show, they get advice of how to proceed with the short. The result was the seven-minute short Just the Tip The cast included Morgan David Jones playing Jayson, Kerrie Gee as Kate and Dan Dumsha as Throb. The film was co-produced by Horlor and Adams.
- Our Mission, Our Moment (Mosquito Press, 2003)
- Made Beautiful by Use (Signature Editions, 2007)
- "About the author: Sean Horlor". Signature Editions.
- OUTtv Netherlands
- IMDb: The Internet Movie Database
- Don't Quit Your Gay Job Facebook fanpage
- "The Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2006". Fiction & Poetry. This Magazine.
- "Arc 57: Table of Contents". Arc Poetry Magazine. Winter 2006. Archived from the original on November 8, 2007.
- Uptown Magazine Online - Winnipeg's Online Source for Arts, Entertainment & News
- The ReLit Awards
- It's all in the arms
- Steam Window Productions official website
- "Queer of the Year". 2010.
- "Montreal declares 'Queer of the Year' after week of fierce competition". Miami Herald. August 17, 2010.
- Official website of short film Just the Tip co-directed by Sean Harlor and Steve Adams
- Signature Editions
- poem In Praise of Beauty by Sean Horlor, published by This Magazine in September 2006.
- Militano, Carmelo. "Made Beautiful by Use" (– Scholar search). Prairie Fire Review of Books.[dead link] An online review of Made Beautiful by Use
- Nickerson, Billeh (2007-06-21). "It's all in the arms". Cover story. Xtra West. Another online review of Made Beautiful by Use
- Hunter, Aislinn; Horlor, Sean (Spring 2006). "Just Small Town Girl / Just a City Boy". Bookninja. A critical article co-written by Canadian poet and novelist Aislinn Hunter.