Do You Queer What I Queer?

DYQWIQ

Join us on our Toronto-based podcast with hosts super dumb, super queer Elliott and Thom. #DYQWIQ serves as a platform for diverse voices of politics and human interest in the LGBTQ community to educate, entertain, and expand world-views of listeners. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes ridiculous, always relevant, DYQWIQ fumbles through the messy world of identity politics.

All Episodes

In this very special bonus episode, Thom and Elliott welcome Canadian singer-songwriter Ralph! Ralph talks her career and upbringing, her time on Canada’s Drag Race, and the power of queer fandom. Important Reminder! Please vote for DYQWIQ for Best Local Podcast by Now Magazine under Cityscapes. 

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Oct 2020

52 min 12 sec

In our season 4 finale, Thom and Elliott reflect on the highlights and lowlights of a wildfire of a season and finally reconnect with one another. Thom scoffs at dangerous gender reveals, and Elliott explains gender assumptions.

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Sep 2020

59 min 42 sec

The audio from our IG live show with T-Time Tips with Moka Dawkins! Joined by extra special guests Ravyn Wngz and Michelle Wheeler.  Link to ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company: https://illnanadcdc.com/ Link to Michelle's Nano Extensions: https://www.facebook.com/mcwnano Plus, catch a trailer for 'This Isn't Therapy' podcast in the intro. 

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Sep 2020

54 min 43 sec

Special guest actor Oscar Moreno joins DYQWIQ to promote his new film “Stage Mother.” Oscar talks his experience on set, his career as an actor in Toronto, and his call to save Hanlan’s beach. Thom and Elliott celebrate DYQWIQ’s 3rd birthday by questioning Erin O’Toole’s campaign to “Take Canada Back” Rent Stage Mother here: https://youtu.be/NGyyZb7vuW8 Follow this link to complete the Toronto Island survey: https://s.cotsurvey.chkmkt.com/?e=204924&h=EF4707640BF0719&l=en    

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Aug 2020

48 min 30 sec

DYQWIQ welcomes extra special guest Priyanka from Canada’s Drag Race. She talks about the competition, the origins of Priyanka, and the importance of the Toronto drag community. Priyanka talks her ideal date, the Boyanka hype, and coming out to her dad. As a bonus, listen to a special sneak peek of Leah Canali’s “Iconic” ft. Tynomi Banks          

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Aug 2020

45 min 26 sec

DYQWIQ welcomes special guest and writer, director, actor, producer, and soon-to-be podcaster Simon Paluck. Simon talks his upcoming podcast 'This Isn’t Therapy', his mini-documentary series, and rekindling a love for filmmaking in a difficult industry. 

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Aug 2020

1 hr 2 min

DYQWIQ welcomes special guest and drag artist extraordinaire Weird Alice Yankadic. Alice talks their drag inspo, past performances, and the importance of moving beyond acceptance toward the celebration of every queer person. Thom and Alice discuss Netflix's Disclosure, and the trio shares drag name ideas. 

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Jul 2020

1 hr 1 min

DYQWIQ welcomes special guest and fan fiction scholar Zarin as she discusses all things fan fic, the importance of online communities for queer people, and radical self-love.

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Jul 2020

49 min 50 sec

DYQWIQ welcomes special guest and street activist Moka Dawkins as she promotes her new podcast “T-Time Tips with Moka Dawkins” by FemThem Productions. Moka discusses her activism, the importance of individual experiences amidst cultural revolutions, and her past experiences as a trans sex worker.  Become a Patron of Moka's at https://www.patreon.com/FEMTHEMPRODUCTIONS  Or donate directly at https://www.paypal.me/FEMTHEMPRODUCTIONS

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Jul 2020

46 min 25 sec

DYQWIQ welcomes back special guest Arthur to discuss his involvement with No Pride in Policing Coalition, their pride rally and teach-in, their plans to abolish the police, and how to be a white accomplice in the Black Lives Matter movement. Our trio discusses the Toronto police budget and pushing our representatives to do more. Elliott recounts the black trans women's' lives taken over the past week in the USA.

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Jul 2020

48 min 57 sec

DYQWIQ welcomes special guest Chris, who joins us to discuss the life and tragic death of queer Egyptian activist Sarah Hegazi.  Chris talks mental health support for queer immigrants, growing up as a Christian in Lebanon, internalizing oppressive structures, and finding hope for a better future

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Jul 2020

1 hr 5 min

Thom & Elliott welcome drag queen extraordinaire and reigning 'Miss El Convento Rico' Naomi Leone. Naomi talks about her inspirations, Woman Crush Wednesdays (IG Live @Naomileone_), her new music video, leaving Sierra Leone to seek safety in Canada, and how her drag spreads love and social change. But first, DYQWIQ previews the very first episode of T-Time Tips with Moka Dawkins

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Jun 2020

38 min 39 sec

Thom & Elliott chat with Justin Gray (writer/creator) and Pat Mills (director) about their new show Queens (@queenstheshow). Get into Queens ASAP on CBC Gem! Premieres Friday, June 19th. 

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Jun 2020

48 min 29 sec

Thom & Elliott discuss Pride, police brutality, and defunding the police. The hope for this episode is that it can be shared to help conversations around what 'No Pride in a Police State' means and why queerness, antiracist activism, decolonization, and disability justice activism are inseparable.  *Warning: sexual and physical assault are discussed 

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Jun 2020

1 hr 4 min

Hilarious guest Alyssa shares her experience dating on PEI and her ongoing personal journey to become her own queer icon.  Thom promotes the GetCheckedOnline study for MSM in Toronto and the GTHA. Eligibility screener here: https://tinyurl.com/ybn9cdbh

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May 2020

50 min 44 sec

DYQWIQ welcomes queer singer-songwriter Dolly Blonde. Recording from quarantine from Montreal, Dolly discusses creating "witch pop", their inspirations and passions, revolting against straight culture, and promotes their new song "Satyr"      

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May 2020

50 min 49 sec

In this extra special pandemic episode, DYQWIQ welcomes emergency resident Couts: A resident doctor on the frontline fighting COVID-19. Couts shares his experiences in and out of the hospital, his heartfelt hopes for the future, and his take on how the pandemic disproportionately affects queer individuals. Note: everything Couts' states in this podcast is his own opinion and not that of his employers.

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May 2020

1 hr 6 min

Michael, an integrated producer for an ad agency, breaks down the 'Pink Dollar' from an insider perspective and the trio discuss the ethics of lgbtq+ marketing and inclusion. 

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Apr 2020

52 min 9 sec

This week, DYQWIQ welcomes special guest Katy Cat and pop culture prince Aidan who talks his favourite queer pop music, and dating in Toronto. Thom relays Lambda Literary's call for assistance.

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Apr 2020

1 hr 9 min

In our first episode in isolation, Thom and Elliott share what their queer futures look like and what gives them hope. Our hosts discuss the pros and cons of queer people in isolation, their sex lives, and Elliott talks the possible health ramifications of COVID-19 to trans folx. (Ps- this is the last week the audio will sound weird like this. Stay tuned!)

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Apr 2020

1 hr 2 min

In DYQWIQ’s first episode of season 4, Thom and Elliott welcome cancer vers-top anti-imperialist writer critic “activist-scholar” trans journalist Alex Verman. Alex talks about their freelance writing, broad revolution, and accessibility to transitioning. https://bdsmovement.net/

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Apr 2020

53 min 38 sec

In this chaotic Valentine’s Day bonus episode, Thom and Elliott open up about queer Valentine’s memories and read and respond to love stories, questions, and poems from DYQWIQ listeners.

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Feb 2020

1 hr 4 min

In this check-in episode, Thom and Elliott start off 2020 reflecting on why DYQWIQ was created and how it's changed over the years. Thom and Elliott give each other some damn personal queer life updates, and Elliott mourns the loss of Toronto trans activist Julie Berman. Toronto-based songstress Leah Allyce Canali teases her new single, 'Wasted'. 

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Jan 2020

44 min 39 sec

In DYQWIQ’s season 3 spooky finale, Thom and Elliott discuss the results of the Canadian Federal Election. Thom attempts to explain the Bloq Quebecois to Elliott, and Elliott scares Thom with some queer hauntings. Speaking of transitions, Thom goes in on homosexuality in the animal kingdom. 

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Oct 2019

54 min 20 sec

Undecided Podcast’s host and election aficionado Tara sits down with Thom and Elliott to discuss Canada’s looming federal election and the pros and cons of strategic voting. DYQWIQ and Undecided walk through the Scheer’s conservative platform.

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Oct 2019

1 hr 27 min

DYQWIQ welcomes special guest Noah Powers as he chats about his podcast "Queer Here, Queer There" for the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness. Noah talks about his research on queer spaces, and his own queer history. Thom and Elliott discuss their time at Defend Church Street - All Out Against Hate organized by The 519’s Army of Lovers.

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Oct 2019

56 min 54 sec

Friend, feminist, activist, teacher, and mother Sarah joins DYQWIQ to discuss raising children in Trump's America, healthcare, maternity leave, and socialism. Sarah weighs the differences between Canada and the U.S. to Thom and Elliott as elections loom.

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Oct 2019

1 hr 28 min

This week, DYQWIQ welcomes Bostonian stand-up comic Dylan Uscher. Dylan talks hosting his queer podcast Yes Homo as well as Super Gay Comedy Fun Time at Improv Boston. Dylan goes in on gay apps, accessible queer comedy, and conquering cancer. Elliott talks identifying as nonbinary, and Thom frets over Trudeau's brownface.

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Sep 2019

1 hr 2 min

DYQWIQ return from hiatus with this very personal episode. Thom and Elliott throw out their episode notes and catch up on their lives. Elliott fills Thom in on the joys and challenges of his polyamorous relationship, and Thom opens up about exploring his sexuality within his attempted sobriety.

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Sep 2019

1 hr 13 min

This week, DYQWIQ welcomes special guest Leeland as they talk drag and burlesque, being a cosplay queen, and sewing for the Goddesses. Thom and Elliott play hypotheticals.

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Aug 2019

1 hr 15 min

This week, in true DYQWIQ fashion, Thom and Elliott dive deep into their struggles with mental health, and their attempts at growth. Elliott gushes over the makeup in Euphoria, and Thom recounts the largest successful Puerto Rican protest in history. Elliott mourns the deaths of Russian LGBTQ activists, and shares a call to action from the Thai trans community. Thom and Elliott read a hilarious and unfortunate Grindr exchange.

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Jul 2019

58 min 17 sec

Queer master of education and gymnastics coach extraordinaire Arthur joins DYQWIQ to talk about queering youth in education, his own pedagogy, queerness and gender in sport, and fostering queerness in his own family as he reads a heartfelt letter to his brother. Arthur discusses his long term relationship with Thom and Elliott.

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Jul 2019

1 hr 19 min

Special guest Gilad joins DYQWIQ to promote Jayu and the iAM program's Am I Wrong To Love?: a photography exhibition showcasing LGBTQI refugees. Gilad talks the inception of Jayu, his podcast The Hum, and the important intersection of art and activism. Elliott, Thom, and Gilad discuss how to be a straight ally. 

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Jul 2019

54 min 25 sec

In this "only family" episode Elliott warns Thom of the UN vote implicating international protections of LGBTQ+ folk and goes in on anti-queer violence in Tanzania. Thom gives a worldwide rundown of queer rights and educates Elliott on some ancient history of queer folk. Our duo pretends to know things and reflects on their relationship over 60 episodes.

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Jul 2019

1 hr 9 min

Special guest and lyricist-singer-composer past-lawyer queer asian carb-lover Kevin Wong joins DYQWIQ this week to discuss composing his EP "Emotional Homework", representation in theatre, keeping shame out of art, his teen fringe show "Drama 101" and his marriage. Thom raves about trans actor Hunter Schafer, and Elliott touches on the recent Icelandic parliament vote that secures more trans rights. 

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Jul 2019

1 hr 14 min

Special guest and investigative journalist Justin Ling discusses fostering queerness, joy, and his most recent project, Uncover: The Village, a CBC podcast that follows the Bruce McArthur case and cold cases dating back to 1975. Thom and Elliott pretend to be human after Toronto Pride. 

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Jun 2019

48 min 7 sec

Special guest Olive joins DYQWIQ to discuss feminisms (plural!), the duty of fostering queerness, the power of community, and daily disruptions within oppressive structures. Thom celebrates Botswana’s decriminalization of homosexuality and Elliott discusses the epidemic of violence against trans women of colour in the USA.

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Jun 2019

1 hr 6 min

Thom & Elliott are joined by the Toronto famous Matt Sweet AKA Mother Trouble Nuance AKA the Factual Fairy AKA a F*cking Unicorn. Matt shares his experience as a house mother, writer, sexy podcaster (Facts, Fibs, and Fairy Tales) and gallivanting queer extraordinaire. First, Thom talks Neo-Nazis at Detroit Pride (complete with police protection) and Elliott shares some of the MMIWG calls to action.

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Jun 2019

1 hr 23 min

A bonus episode by Disability After Dark Podcast hosted by Andrew Gurza! "In this episode, I invite the hosts of Do You Queer What I Queer? Podcast, Elliott and Thom to ask me questions about sex, disability and queerness they might have. Things take a pretty hilarious turn as they discover why taint-sucking is the most accessible sex act, I recount hilarious stories (again!), we talk ableist misconceptions and more! Enjoy!"

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Jun 2019

1 hr 24 min

Tune in to part 2 of this special Inside Out LGBT Film Festival feature to hear writer, director, and activist Lisa Donato discuss her short film 'There You Are', and catch some inside deets on her upcoming feature film 'Gossamer Folds'. Then catch Lisa Donato, Mark Blane, and Nick Neon chat queerly & dearly at a round-table discussion. 

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Jun 2019

1 hr 1 min

In this special 2-part feature, Thom & Elliott are joined by a host of queer filmmakers, writers, and actors for the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. First, Marketing and Outreach Manager Beau Gomez gives a festival run-down. Then catch Mark Blane chat his feature film 'Cubby' and Nick Neon delve into his short film 'Zero One'. Stay tuned for part 2 featuring writer, director, and activist Lisa Donato on her short film 'There You Are', and a round-table convo!  

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Jun 2019

46 min 44 sec

Special guest tv host and producer Lucas joins DYQWIQ to promote his event "Drag Up Your Pride" featuring Nina West, Tynomi Banks, and Wannabe. Lucas chats about queer mentors and ageism in the queer community. The trio discuss the relationship of queerness and youth. Additionally, Thom talks Mr. Ratburn's gay wedding and Elliott reports on Kenya's upholding of the criminalization of same-sex relations.

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May 2019

1 hr 5 min

Special guest and bi queen of colour Rashida joins DYQWIQ to discuss queer positivity and the concern of the community gatekeeping blackness and queerness. Rashida laughs about childhood sleepovers and the different types of vaginas. As a bonus, Elliott updates listeners on the U.S. abortion ban and Thom celebrates Taiwan's historic marriage equality victory.   @rashidasymone @tonestudy (tone study publication) @justinenelson (Mind Fudge on CBC Gem) @zakisha (workshop facilitator and hip hop artist)

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May 2019

1 hr 28 min

Disability Awareness Consultant Andrew Gurza from Disability After Dark Podcast joins DYQWIQ to talk about the intersection of being queer and disabled, physical and emotional ableism in Toronto, and sucking all the dicks.

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May 2019

1 hr 16 min

In this Season 3 opener, Thom and Elliott go back to the basics of identity politics and queerness. The duo answers the main question of the season: what has fostered your queerness and how will you foster queerness in others?

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May 2019

56 min 30 sec

In this very special crossover episode, Bryde and Jeremie from Turn Me On Podcast join DYQWIQ to discuss their polyamorous relationship and their project to explore sexuality. The foursome probe their kinks and laugh about cum popsicles, discharge pancakes, and stinky boxes.

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Feb 2019

1 hr 23 min

In this bonus “New Queers” interim episode Thom & Elliott reflect on their queer 2018, and their resolutions for 2019. Elliott shares the emergency call to action for solidarity with Wet'suwet'en against the illegal actions of the Canadian government and TransCanada pipeline. 

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Jan 2019

44 min 10 sec

In DYQWIQ's season 2 finale live show, Pamela throws a gender reveal party that doesn't go as planned: Elliott gives a run-down of gender theory for dummies as Thom talks The Transgender Day of Remembrance and the government's controversial flag raising. Previous guests show up to talk about what they've learned since DYQWIQ and give Pamela a much needed talking to about gender identity, calls to action, and hope.

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Nov 2018

1 hr 52 min

As DYQWIQ prepares for their live show, Thom and Elliott check their privilege with a helpful checklist.

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Nov 2018

25 min 47 sec

Whitney French joins Thom and Elliott this week to promote her anthology Black Writing Matters. Whitney gushes over the launch of her zine Are You Okay? and explains her writers group pedagogy. Our trio ponders the politics of protesting, as Whitney opens up about growing up queer in small town Ontario, speaking at the Women's March, and gives listeners an exclusive taste of some of her new writing.

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Nov 2018

1 hr 12 min