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.
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.
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