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.
Luke and Sebastien are joined by Robyn to discuss misogyny in the tech industry. Across Canada's high tech firm the impact of the 'Google' memo are being felt as tech firms grapple with diversity in the limelight.
Have you ever thought about needing to practice talking? Well, that's one idea in this week's show. We discuss with Matt Schaff of OCTEVAW and Deb Conners of Men & Feminisms the what role men play in feminism, and what role feminism plays with men.
Taking inspiration from an event at the National Arts Center which saw the Queer Songbook Orchestra invite Carole Pope, Beverly Glenn Copeland and Lorraine Segato (Parachute Club) perform some of their greatest hits. The event, and the conversation on the show ties around songs with meaning, within and by the queer community.