Episode 63: Painkillers Made me Gay

April 21, 2018

In the latest episode we discuss the impact of the British Government condemning colonial anti-gay laws. The show also covers landlords praying on vulnerable men for sexual favours, and a straight man who claims that taking painkillers made him gay. Luke and Sebastien are joined by Jake and Vesna. 


Episode 62: Toronto Police in Trouble?

April 10, 2018

Luke was away last week as he headed over to Toronto. While there he interviewed Ryan Tran of the Asian Community AIDS Services. They discussed the impact of the Bruce McArthur murders on the community in Toronto and the impact it's had on the sense of safety in the community. Luke also teases an interview with Catherine McKenney from Ottawa looking to promote more women to run for office.

Episode 61: News with Bradley

April 5, 2018

CanQueer brings in guest co-host Bradley to discuss the week's LGBTQ news; the first openly Trans NDP representative, the SAFE program, updates on Barbados, and more

Episode 60: You Blocked Me?

March 22, 2018

The team discuss a new website has emerged which reveals who blocked you on Grindr

Episode 59: Canadian Gay News

March 16, 2018

Luke and Sebastien are joined by Jake Nguyen as they cover the biggest Canadian Queer stories; Bruce McArthur, discrimination in NWT and conversion therapy. The team talk about Ru Paul and Luke's proposition of a Twink takeover. 

Episode 58: AIDS Funding Crisis

March 8, 2018

Luke and Sebastien kick off the show talking about the latest updates in the Bruce McArthur serial killer case in Toronto. Then they covered a few other big stories happening in the world before a special interview. We interview the Executive Director of the Canadian Aids Society for a conversation about how the changes in funding allocation from the Federal government has de-funded 40 AIDS service organizations. And the substantial impact that's having in communities all over Canada. 

Episode 57: Bruce McArthur Update and Trans Homelessness

March 1, 2018

Luke and Sebastien pick up on the latest updates on the Bruce McArthur case in Toronto before raising the spirits with some entertaining news from the gay world. This is followed by the inclusion of the special episode of KWIR, produced by Local FM Volunteer Support Coordinator Stephanie Tierney. Focus on homelessness among transgender individuals in Canada. Interview conducted with Gloria, a trans woman living in Saint John currently experiencing homelessness. 

Episode 56: Is Two Dads Normal?

February 22, 2018

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.

Episode 55: Canadian Eric Radford Wins Gold

February 15, 2018

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. 

Episode 54: Indonesian Crackdown

February 8, 2018

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.