Montreal likes to celebrate the LGBT community in big ways. This is why Tourisme Montreal is excited to announce Do Your Thing in MTL!, a video series of performances and interviews with top LGBT entertainers from around North America that we’ve invited to Montreal showcase their talent by using the streets and attractions of Montreal as their stage. We have amazing performances rolling out over the summer months by singer-songwriter Jonny “Gay Pimp” McGovern, lesbian comedian DeAnne Smith, Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, trans drag performer Carmen Carrera, and the Queen of Montreal’s Gay Village Mado Lamotte…
For Do Your Thing in MTL, these LGBT celebrities not only get to show their talent, but also get to talk about their pride and experience within the LGBT community. We did these interviews with Richard Burnett, legendary columnist, interviewer, and frequent Tourisme Montreal collaborator, who’ll be featuring the series in his great Pop Tart column. These video interviews and performances will be rolled out over the next few months, but check out a sneak peak of what we’ve got in store for you…
Jonny McGovern is a pop star, TV personality and comedian. He uses his special brand of raunchy comedy to produce funny yet catchy gay club hits like Dickmatized” and Sexy Nerd”. For Do Your Thing in MTL, Jonny prepared a special pop song called French Kiss…
DeAnne Smith is an adorable comedian who might sometimes be confused for a small boy. Her stand-up act has landed her gigs around the world and most recently on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Her Do Your Thing in MTL will be a Mile-End love song, an ode to the trendy playground of lesbians, hipsters, lesbian-hipsters, and bagels.
Johnny Weir is an Olympic figure skater who also won bronze medal in the 2008 World Championship. Since then he has gone on to become a media personality including his own reality show “Be Good Johnny Weir.” He did a beautiful routine for his Do Your Thing in MTL performance that we’re sure will inspire many!
Carmen Carrera is a stunning transgendered drag performer, model, and RuPaul’s Drag Race alumna. After her transition, Carmen has gone on to inspired many people in the trans community as a media personality including What Would You Do? And Cake Boss. Her Do Your Thing in MTL performance is a very sexy burlesque show in the heart of Montreal’s Gay Village!
Mado is the famed drag queen who owns and operates one of the best drag cabarets in Montreal’s Gay Village. She is also a singer, author, and organizes one of the largest drag shows on the planet Mascara during the summer festival Divers/Cité!