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MONTREAL’S BEST APPS FOR SUMMER

Wipe off your thumbs and whip out your iThings because when it comes to Montreal’s summer festivals, there’s an app for that!

MONTREAL JAZZ FEST: GAY & LESBIAN EDITION

The Montreal International Jazz Fest brings an eclectic mix of international musical talent to Montreal for 10 days and 10 nights of great concerts, free outdoor shows and spectacular moments. And with the 2012 edition bringing headliners like Rufus Wainwright and Liza Minnelli, the 2012 Jazz Fest can’t hide its rainbow glow!

SUMMER IN THE GAY VILLAGE: TERRACES

One of the great things about Montreal in the summer are the hundreds of terraces (or patios, as you might know them) available to soak up the sunshine. With Aires Libres, The Gay Village becomes a pedestrian-only pink paradise, making their terraces all the more enjoyable…

THE 3RD ANNUAL QUEER OF THE YEAR CONTEST

The day is here, and the day is QUEER! Montreal is once again looking for the brightest star under the rainbow in the 3rd Annual Queer of the Year competition. It’s fabulous, fierce and a little bit freaky, so if you’ve got what it takes – Submit today!

THE GAY VILLAGE’S “BOULES ROSES”

Every summer, the Gay Village is blessed from May 17 until September 3 with Aires Libres, the car-free, pedestrian-only, patio-filled stretch of Saint-Catherine street. The 2012 Aires Libres carries over “Les Boules Roses” from last year.

ROLLER DERBY: QUEENS OF THE RINK

With the Montreal Canadiens hanging up their skates for the season, why not turn your attention to a sport just as brutal, exciting that requires skill, stamina and strategy. Yes, it’s the Montreal Roller Derby…

EXPO 67: THEN AND NOW

The legacy of Expo 67 still lives on in Montreal today: Infrastructure, architecture, art, and one giant island…

ALTERNATIVE LGBT PARTIES IN MONTREAL

In a city as diverse as Montreal, there are plenty of alternative places and events for LGBT people to go to located outside of the Gay Village…

THE REAL DRAG QUEENS OF MONTREAL!

Glamorous, fabulous and totally talented, the Drag Queens of Montreal are a must-see. From amateur night on Saturdays at Drugstore, to the crème-de-la-crop at Cabaret Mado, our girls always bring a special je-ne-sais-quoi to the stage. Cabaret Mado has been open 10 years (stay tuned for details about the huge birthday bash this summer) and Mado puts on the world’s largest drag show, Mascara, every year during Divers/Cité! Come on down to the village where we are waiting for everyone to join the party!