Published on July 14, 2009 - When Fugues magazine launched back in 1984, it was just a small gay publication telling people where they could go out clubbing in the city. Twenty-five years later, Fugues has become the most-listened-to voice of Montréal's LGBT community. Published monthly, each issue has more than 150 pages packed full of stories on everything from local gay life to international queer news, lesbian issues, travel stories and much, much more. They do a bang-up job of covering a broad spectrum of topics to make it an exciting, interesting and reliable all-things-LGBT information source.
While most of the magazine is French, there are also a few English-language columns such as Between the Lines, written by one of Montréal's most prolific queer journalists, Richard Burnett. Fugues also offers club and event listings written in French and English, so if you want to find out what's happening in gay Montréal during your visit, pick up a free copy of the magazine at clubs, restaurants and boutiques throughout the Village. Browse through leisurely and you’re sure to find the scene that’s your bent.
While you're there, you should also look out for the Guide arc-en-ciel, a free, bilingual LGBT Québec travel guide published each year by Fugues.