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Your 2016 Montréal Pride Survival Guide

Over half-a-million revellers are expected to attend Montréal Pride, the largest LGBTQ gathering in the Francophone world, from August 8 to 14. Participants will include Justin Trudeau, who will become the first-ever Canadian Prime Minister to march in a Pride parade in Montréal. Over 125 events will be held during the week-long festival, including Montréal Pride’s three flagship events: Community Day on August 13, along Sainte-Catherine Street East in the Village; the ever-popular Pride Parade on August 14 at 1 pm; and the iconic Mega T-Dance at Place Émilie-Gamelin on August 14 beginning at 1 pm. Here’s a guide to making the most of Pride in Montréal: Remember why we are here Pride is about the community coming together, celebrating the social and legal advances that have been made and galvanizing our commitment to continue the fight for LGBT human rights. The first-ever Pride march was held in New York in 1970 to commemorate the first anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots of 1969. This year, Pride parades are also honouring the victims of the mass-shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Do not forget Montréal Pride’s annual powerful Moment of Silence during this year’s parade will begin at 2:30 pm to honour LGBTQ pioneers and those… / Read More →

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…

10 Great Montreal videos

We’ve curated what we think is a pretty great list of our favourite videos featuring Montreal-  check them out…

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.”

GAY PRIDE MONTREAL 2011: IT’S GOOD TO BE GAY

Fierté Montreal Pride proved yet again that there are more than just 7 colours in the rainbow. We came out in all shapes and sizes, all colours and genders, all young and old. It was a weekend to celebrate diversity, love, peace, and be proud of who we are and how far we’ve come…

QUEER OF THE YEAR: DAY 6 & 7

Queer of the Year 2011 has been a whirlwind roller coaster of a week. From all the finalists laughing together having a great time, to storm outs and wishing someone would break their neck. Although generally the drama was avoided, the last few days did have their moments. From the Community Spirit challenge, the coronation ceremony and the big gay parade, everyone had a great time. But only one was crowned the winner…

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…

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…