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QUEER OF THE YEAR 2011: DAY 2

After a night of celebration and cheers at the housewarming party, the finalists arrived at the location for their first challenge surprisingly fresh and coherent. It’s a good thing too, because they had to turn up the heat and put their best face forward…

QUEER OF THE YEAR 2011: DAY 1

The Queer of the Year contestants have landed! They’re here to compete for $5000, a trip back to Montreal and the Queer of the Year Crown! The competition is just getting started and is going to get HOT. What did the finalists do on their first day, and what was my first real life impression of them…

INTRODUCING THE HOST OF QUEER OF THE YEAR 2011: MIKALA BIERMA

The Queer of the Year 2011 host is Mikala Bierma, gay famous for her YouTube web series “Disappointing Gay Best Friend.” Now, if Mikala is going to host a competition in Montreal, she’ll need to know a thing or two about the Gay Village. Luckily for her, I was there to give a tour….

MONTREAL GAY ICONS SPEAK ABOUT GAY PRIDE 2011

Montreal is the best place to celebrate Gay Pride. This city is a cultural and diversity hot bed with so much to offer. The people, the community, the clubs, the weather, everything just always seems to shine brightly during Fierte Montreal Pride. Don’t believe me? Maybe you’ll trust the words of 4 Montreal Gay Icons…

HAVING A BAL AT DIVERS/CITE 2011

The DJs spun, the Drag Queens lip-synced, the performers sang and the partiers danced. And we all had a great time doing it. Divers/Cité has come to an extravagant close and, once again, it was a highlight of the entire Montreal festival circuit. Check out some of the greatest moments from Divers/Cité 2011…

GAY MONTREAL: AUGUST

The sun? it just makes our bodies look tanner. The humidity? It just gives us a sexy glistening sheen. Oh look, more excuses to take our shirts off and dance. We must be gay, and it must be August in Montreal.

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DIVERS/CITE

With Divers/Cité (D/C) set to dominate the social calendars of gay and straight locals alike, we know the visitors want to join in as well. But it can get overwhelming when trying to plot a D/C weekend in Montreal. What are the best shows? What kind of shoes should I wear? Is it going to rain? Where can I grab a bite to eat between moments of gay debauchery? Have no fear, Dunphy’s Noob Guide to D/C is here…

FINALISTS FOR QUEER OF THE YEAR 2011 ANNOUNCED

The battle for the Queer of the Year 2011 crown has already been a tumultuous one. 20 semi-finalists laughed, cried and answered some hard-hitting questions that not even Barbara Walters herself would dare ask. 14 were ruthlessly eliminated, making way for 6 finalists to begin cat fighting it out August 7 to 14 in Montreal! These are my personal thoughts on this crackerjack group of Queers…

MONTREAL PRIDE CELEBRATIONS 2011

The year: 3011. Earth is now called Planet 69 located in Glam Sector of The 3R3-KT Universe. Earthlings are silly peons compared to their machine counterparts. But the gays and lesbians of Montreal (now called North Franco NYC) are still as fabulous and equal as ever…

ROBERT LALIBERTE: TRANSFORMATIONS

Robert Laliberté’s illustrious career as a photographer has spanned 35 years, and he still has plenty to say with his photography. From July 13 to August 9, 2011, Laliberté’s new exposition Transformations will be at Galerie Dentaire in the Gay Village…