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QUEER MTL: 10 Alternative Party Places in Montreal

Montreal is a cultural quilt made up of different people from many different places. While much of Montreal’s gay scene takes place in the Village, there’s a whole alternative queer scene scattered throughout the Downtown, Plateau, Old Port, and Mile End. If you’re looking for a queer-friendly party place in Montreal, check out these venues…

Brunch, coffee, chocolate and keeping cozy in the Village

During the winter months, the beloved Boules Roses of Montreal’s Gay Village neighbourhood go into hibernation and people retreat from the streets to cozy up inside for delicious brunches, creamy lattes, and baked goods. Check out the lighter side of a Village more known for its crazy night life…

STICKY & SWEET: SUGARBEAR WEEKEND IN MONTREAL

The bears are emerging from their winter hibernation, and they’re hungry for something sweet! Enter Sugarbear Weekend (March 21-24, 2013) at Stud Bar in Montreal’s Gay Village with a trip to one of Quebec’s historic Sugar Shacks!…

MONTREAL GAY VILLAGE 201

Montreal’s Gay Village is the cultural and economic hub for the city’s LGBT community. Filled with stores, restaurants, clubs and coffee shops, this is where many gay and lesbian Montrealers live, work and play. We did a “Gay Village 101” a couple years ago, but there’s so much going on in the Village that we felt it needed an update!

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…

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….

DIVERS/CITE 2011!

For almost two decades Montreal has been blessed with the most high-energy, inclusive, amazing and flat out FUN festivals: Divers/Cité. This year marks its 19th year celebrating anything and everyone under the rainbow from July 25-31, 2011.

BIXI TOUR OF GAY VILLAGE, MONTREAL

With spring finally ours (thanks mother nature!), it means that Bixi is also becoming a daily activity of Montreal locals. Bixi is the public bike system phenomenon that has swept Montreal off their feet and onto the many (500!) kilometers of paths. I’ll show you my favourite ride starting in the Old Port and going right through Montreal’s Gay Village…

BAL EN BLANC PREPARATIONS

It’s 7:00 AM and there are still 3000 people dancing. Aren’t they tired? Don’t they want to go home and take a nap? Isn’t it poutine time yet?  No, it’s Montreal’s 17th edition of Bal en Blanc and the energy is far (far) from over…