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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Episode 3: Maxim

This episode is in French only. In this third episode, I chat with my friend Maxim David about our teens and our conflicted identities as Francophones navigating a primarily Anglophone, and sometimes Montréalocentrique, gay and lesbian culture, how we combat our feelings of isolation and how the arts can be part of the solution in…
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Episode 2 : Mina

In this episode, I paid a visit to my Albertan kitchen witch friend Mina, and we talked about how they wound up in Gatineau, how buses make it hard to stay connected to queer friends in Ottawa and what kind of events they’d like to see happen here. Notes: You can follow Mina on Instagram…
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Episode 1: Stéphanie

This episode is in both French and English. Read the transcription of this episode here. Welcome to the very first episode of Gaytineau, the podcast! Gatineau’s first bilingual podcast about the local LGBT+ community! In this first very bilingual episode, I’m introducing this podcast and myself by answering the questions I ask my friends who…
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