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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 →

Do Your Thing in MTL: Transgender Model Carmen Carrera Nearly Naked in the Gay Village

Carmen Carrera is a stunning woman. She’s one of the first contestant from RuPaul’s Drag Race to come out as transgender. It’s hard to believe that she was actually born a he. For “Do Your Thing in MTL” she did a pop up burlesque show under the famous Boules Roses in the heart of Montreal’s Gay Village with local troop Speakeasy Burlesque! The video is about a a confused person, ashamed and afraid to be themselves. But with a little help from some friends, the cloak is torn away and Carmen Carrera is born! She’s confident, sexy, and exactly who she was meant to be…