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NHL Face-off 2013 in Montreal: Kings of Leon, Loco Locass, The Beaches, Chef Chuck Hughes and more

For the thousands of hockey fans who couldn’t get their hands on tickets to the season opener between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL hosted a special event at Place des Festivals. The 2013 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off brought Grammy award-winning band Kings of Leon for a free concert, along with Loco Locass and The Beaches. The weather was perfect as the game was broadcast on giant screens for the huge crowd, with an energy that only hockey can stir…(Photo by Eva Blue)


Black & Blue 2013 explodes in Montreal this Thanksgiving long weekend, October 9-15, 2013. For this edition, Black & Blue is taking out a new lease on life with a brand new location and a refreshed vibe…


Waking up bleary eyed in the fall, the summer long Montreal daydream becomes a memory meld of food trucks, festivals, park promenades, and sangria sipping in the sun. Because it’s Montreal (one of the most gay friendly places on Earth) the LGBT community was out frolicking in full force…


Strolling the restaurant, bar and boutique packed streets of Old Montreal in 2013, it’s easy to forget that when this area was new, it was a very scary place. Montreal was born an outpost of “New France”and back then, some insane stuff went down.


Oh Instagram, what would we do without you? Well… we’d probably survive, but we’d have to go without the 10,000+ #MTLMOMENTS that both tourists and locals have experienced, captured and shared. I think everyone would agree: Montreal, you’re one ridiculously photogenic city. Here is a carefully curated selection of some summer lovin’ moments in Montreal…

MONTREAL COMICCON 2013: George Takei, Kevin Smith, Carrie Fisher and more

Whether you spell it Comic Con, Comic-con or, as we do here in Montreal, Comiccon, if you’re a fan of comic books and Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, The X-Files and much more, you’ll be circling the fantastical superhero worthy weekend of September 13-15 on your calendar…

Montreal Erotic Art Festival and Fetish Weekend

Coming off the heat of Montreal Gay Pride, the Erotic Arts Festival (August 18-September 2) along with Fetish Weekend (August 28-September 2) is by far the kinkiest, naughtiest, and sexiest week in Montreal…

Divers/Cite’s Mascara: The Greatest Drag Show On Earth

Divers/Cité’s Mascara is the greatest drag show on Earth. With Montreal’s stunning skyline framing the scene, thousands of spectators watched as over 100 drag queens and dancers took to the outdoor stage and LIP-SYNCED FOR THEIR LIVES! Mado was funny (obviously) as the Mistress of Ceremonies, and showed off her divatude with an insane amount of costume changes (more than twenty? Honestly we lost count…) She touchingly dedicated the show to the LGBT community in Russia, who “don’t have it easy” these days. Check out the video for the amazing drag queens of Montreal celebrating music, dance, and wigs. Don’t forget to share it with your most fabulous friends! Follow QUEER MTL on Facebook & Twitter for more fabulosity from Montreal’s LGBT scene.

Do Your Thing in MTL: Behind the Scenes

Do Your Thing in MTL, a video series hosted by Tourisme Montreal’s LGBT network QUEER MTL, that invited top LGBT entertainers to use our city as their stage! We featured singer-songwriter Johnny “Gay Pimp” McGovern, comedian DeAnne Smith, Olympic figure skater Jonny Weir, drag queen Mado Lamotte, and transgender model Carmen Carrera. Watch the video for a special behind the scenes look at production with the stars…