Sebastien and Luke head over to the Inside Out Film Festival to see how the community can step up their game in supporting queer culture and the arts. They interview the Executive Director of Inside out Andria Wilson, as well as the screen writer and star of Signature Move Fawzia Mirza. This show also features a book review of Were the World Like the Movies by Raziel Ried.
The CanQueer team are joined by Vesna to discuss #MeToo and how it's become shrouded in the cult of celebrity. We also have an interview with Matt Schaff of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women to discuss what men can do to step up.
Little Richard was more than an important musician; he was an important musician who inspired important musicians. In this solo episode, Sebastien looks at the man himself and the other gay men who were inspired into greatness, shaping the history of Rock and Roll.
Luke and Sebastien discuss whether or not Canada's drag culture is under threat from Ru Paul's Drag Race. They also discuss Bill 895 in Quebec to allow Trans migrants to change their gender identity on provincial documents.
It recently emerged that Canada has brought in 31 gay men fleeing Chechnya with the help of Rainbow Railroad. We discuss this big news before moving on to discuss some of the impact that's been felt by the Australian referendum on equal marriage.
With Trudeau attending security was extra tight and that came to a head when protesters (wrongly labelled BLM protesters) came to protest pride. With a list of 20 'demands' the parade was held up for 20 minutes. The discusses those twenty demands and the events of the parade.
CanQueer's Luke was able to attend and record the session on the role that Canada can play in the advancement of human rights of LGBTI people globally.
Carlos Idibouo moderated the session, he is an activist with many organizations in Cote d’Ivoire, Montréal and Toronto. Kim Vance is executive director of ARC International. Maurice Tomlinson is with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and works to support the advancement of LGBT equality in the Caribbean region. Mark Allen is the Executive Director – Human Rights & Indigenous Affairs, for the Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion. Meghan Watkinson is Deputy Director – Governance, at Global Affairs Canada.