Search Results

Posts by Alexander Dunphy

LGBT FALL EVENTS IN MONTREAL

It was a whirlwind summer in Montreal with festivals, food trucks and fun. We got to enjoy the new Clock Tower Beach, check out not one but two LGBT festivals (Divers/Cité and Fierte Montreal Pride) and enjoy the Boules Roses in the pedestrian haven of Aires Libres in the Gay Village. However the leaves are turning some Fifty Shades of Autumn, Pumpkin Spice is back at Starbucks and we can start rocking the sweaters and leather!

QUEER OF THE YEAR 2012: BEHIND THE SCENES OF FETISH FIASCO

You can always expect to see something interesting in Montreal’s Gay Village giving that it’s party central filled with interesting characters. That’s why some of the Village folk seemed unfazed when they saw the five Queer of the Year contestants strapped and chained together in fetish wear running down Saine-Catherine’s in one big BDSM blob…

MONTREAL GAY PRIDE PARADE 2012

Montreal’s Gay Pride Parade took over downtown on Sunday, August 19in a burst of colour, music, dancing and spirit. Every Pride Parade I attend I make a point to really take it all in and recognize what’s really going on here. Standing on the corner of Guy and René-Levesque, watching the parade of rainbows and jubilation come to a halt for a moment of silence, I understand how fortunate we are in Montreal to have such an event. Where not only can everyone be themselves, they can be proud to show it. As the last of the floats, community organizations, and sponsors cross the finish line, I think, “Montreal, this is something to be seriously proud of.”

QUEER OF THE YEAR 2012: BEHIND THE SCENES OF SEXY GRAVY

The Poutine: Fresh french fries, sprinkled with cheese curds, smothered in gravy. Usually people chow down on a poutine at 3AM after the clubs are closed and you need to stuff your face with something naughty and delicious. It’s not the prettiest of sights. Leave it to Queer of the Year to try and make this culinary staple… Sexy?

QUEER OF THE YEAR 2012: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE LIFE OF CELINE DION

Trivia Time: What global superstar has legs to infinity and beyond, hair full of secrets, and a vocal range that touches the whole Kinsey Scale? The Queer of the Year of course! So let the dogs out, call Oprah, get in your kayak, and let your inner diva shine because the Queer of the Year contestants are paying homage to the one and only: CELINE DION. In drag. Check out behind the scenes photos…

QUEER OF THE YEAR 2012: BEHIND THE SCENES OF LITERAL CATWALK

The Queer of the Year Contest Finalists landed in Montreal and they got to take it easy for one night in their luxury digs over at Hotel Le Germain. The next morning however was straight into the challenges! First order of business: The Literal Catwalk. It’s a high-fashion catwalk featuring the best of Montreal designers. With cats. Literally. Check out the video above and some behind the scenes photos…

MEET THE QUEER OF THE YEAR 2012 FINALISTS

The 3rd Edition of Montreal’s Queer of the Year Contest is kicking off this week during Fierté Montréal Pride! Five queers are flying in to compete in a series of fun, fabulous and sometimes freaky challenges to win $5000 and a trip back to Montreal. Ready to meet the contenders? This is important because for the 2012 edition, they need YOUR votes to win…

10 MONTREAL BANDS TO SEE AT OSHEAGA

The formidable Montreal music scene has given birth to some seriously awesome bands and the Osheaga Music and Arts festival has grown into a great place to discover them. Here, therefore, are 10 Montreal bands at Osheaga you won’t want to miss…

MONTREAL FACEBOOK FANS PICK THEIR FAVOURITE TERRASSES

With over 5000 restaurants in Montreal, no matter where you are in town there’s always a great one just a few feet away. You see those flat things sticking out of the sides of them- filled with umbrellas, people laughing, sangria and sunshine? Those are called terrasses (or “patios”), and Montrealers live for them…

MONTREAL PRIDE 2012 PREVIEW

For their 6th year, Fierté Montréal Pride will be celebrating with the theme “Our Flag, Our Pride” from August 13 to 19. From the heart of the festivities in Place Emilie-Gamelin, Community Day in the Gay Village and the Pride Parade through Downtown, Montreal Pride is for everyone and anyone who wants to join in celebrating our vibrant LGBTA community!