This week Luke is joined by Joshua Mayo and Jake Nguyen to discuss the biggest LGBT issues of the day. First up a conversation about the ongoing serial killer investigation against Bruce MacArthur. The biggest conversation of the week is in response to an opinion piece in the UK based Daily Mail which took issue with two dads using a surrogate. The three discuss the topic and why it's a homophobic piece, they also discuss the reaction to the piece. They close out a conversation with a story from Joshua highlighting attempts in the Philippines to introduce new protections sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Luke and Sebastien discuss the exciting news of Eric Radford being the first openly gay Canadian Olympian to win gold at the Winter Olympics. With big news from Team Canada and political drama from Team USA's Adam Rippon. The end of the episode they also discuss an update on the Bruce McArther Murders.
In this week's episode Luke picks up the series of news stories from Indonesia where there is a violent crackdown by the state against gay and trans people. The CanQueer team also discuss the big Canadian news of the day.
The CanQueer team start off discussing the news of the London area school boards pulling (and then re-instating) funding for a local play before moving the discussion to discuss the serial killer which had terrorized the Toronto gay community. With a special update made post-recording to include even more information!
Luke and Sebastien are joined by Vesna Lukic (Masters student in Women & Genders Studies), and Jan Van Heuzen (presenter on Male Allyship). We discussed the recent debate emerging from Aziz Ansani and the #MeTooMovement
The CanQueer team are joined by Former Policy and Parliementary adviser Raul Ramero who is also from Venezuela. They discuss the potential impact of the Inter-American Human Rights Court decision which brings equal marriage to 16 countries and over 260 million people.
Luke presents the 2017 Big Gay Quiz of the year featuring special guests Bradleys from Queers, Questions and Cocktails and the Ottawa Men's Refuge Board member Jan. Join in with this fun quiz on the biggest LGBT news of 2017
Luke and Sebastien cover some of the biggest news of the week
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Picking up the story of missing people in the village in Toronto, Luke expresses the community frustration with Toronto Police, and the concerns raised. Luke and Sebastien also discuss a couple 'studies' which emerged over the past two weeks.