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Portrait plan moyen de Xavier debout face à la caméra et portant des pantalons de chasse, un jacket orange fluo et une veste à print de vache.

Episode 14: Xavier Gould

Xavier Gould is a multidisciplinary artist from Moncton who is invested in the emergence of Acadie queer. In this conversation in their Ottawa hotel room, we weave together the similarities between Acadie and the Outaouais, two regions and communities that are a little “tame”, bilingual and in the process of finding each other. Learn more…
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Episode 13: Mélanie Cadieux of the Clinique Santé Sexualité du Plateau

This episode is in French only. Mélanie Cadieux is the founder of the Clinique Santé Sexualité du Plateau, a clinic serving Gatineau’s LGBT+ community. Mélanie tells us all about her team and about the services the clinic offers, including those of a sex therapist and a doctor trained to prescribe hormone replacement therapy to trans…
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A New Years Hello

Happy New Years! Just a quick hello and thank you! Transcription of the episode: Hello dear listeners. It is December 30th, but it will be January 1st when I publish this, so I want to wish you a happy new year! I’m taking the time to record this message today to test some new recording…
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Episode 9: Fréd and Alex

Meet Fréd and Alex, my long time friends who moved to Montreal together a few years ago. Alex is now back in Gatineau after their relationship ended amicably and Fréd was visiting when we sat down to chat. Together we tried to answer the question “what can Gatineau offer to our community that Montreal can’t?”.…
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Transcription: Episode 1: Stéphanie

Listen to Episode 1: Stéphanie (a bilingual episode). Thank you to Sonia Levebvre for transcribing this episode. Bonjour! Hi! Mon nom c’est Stephanie, puis j’vais être l’hôte du podcast Gaytineau! My name is Stephanie and I’ll be the host of the Gaytineau podcast! [laughs] This podcast, I’m hoping, will be a way for me to…
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Episode 8: Renée

I got so excited when I saw that Renée Yoxon started following the podcast on Instagram that I reached out to them and they agreed to meet with me while they were in Ottawa before heading off to Ireland for school! Renée Yoxon is a singer-songwriter who started their career in the Ottawa-Gatineau jazz scene…
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Episode 7: Olivia Fogel of the Ten Oaks Project

I reached out to the Ten Oaks Project to have chat about the magical summer camps they offer youth and families of LGBTQ+ communities in Ottawa and about the events they have going on throughout this summer! I talked with the programs manager, Olivia Fogel, about what the organization does, how to register and how…
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Episode 6 : Érik Bisson of Jeunesse Idem

This episode is entirely in French. Érik Bisson is the general director of Jeunesse Idem, the only organization in the Outaouais region entirely dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community and the people surrounding its members. He told me all about the recent developments at the organization and about their upcoming events. Links: Find Jeunesse Idem…
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Episode 5: Jen & Shay

Join me and my friends Jen and Shay by the poolside on a lovely May evening as we discuss navigating different scenes as queer and disabled people in Gatineau. Jen is a dancer, transit access activist and very busy woman, and Shay is an emerging performance art critic, dancer, accessibility consultant and brightly dressed person!…
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Episode 4: Joël

This episode is in French only. Joël is a néo-QuébécoisFranco-Ontarian doing his masters, working and volunteering as an educator in both Ottawa and Gatineau. Him and his boyfriend welcomed me in their home on a grey day and we chatted about what lead him to settle down here. One of the things I take away…
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