Guide to Montreal’s Gay Village in Time for Pride

We all know Montreal has a reputation for being a place of acceptance and inclusion, especially in Montreal’s Gay Village, which is is just east of downtown around Beaudry Metro station, running along Saint Catherine Street. Montreal’s Gay Village is where most of this year’s Pride activities will happen. Whether you are visiting for the parties orContinue reading “Guide to Montreal’s Gay Village in Time for Pride”

The Gay Montreal Hot List

The renaissance of Griffintown and Little Burgundy, along the Lachine Canal, is in full swing. Trendy stores and restaurants have been opening and luxury condos are rising on the shores of the canal, as the city tries to retain the neighborhood’s industrial “charm” while accommodating the gentrification resulting from Montreal’s influx of tech/AI companies. ForContinue reading “The Gay Montreal Hot List”

Gay Pride Montreal: 5 Things Not To Miss

Gay Pride Montreal (Fierté gai, à la française) unfurls its giant rainbow flag, fabulous (and talented) drag queens, hot hot go-go boys and a whole lot of amour August 10-16. It’s one of our favorite Prides on the continent and combines the je ne sais quoi we love about French-speaking Canada with a friendly and enthusiastic (not to mention well-organized) British/North American vibe. Pride includes a weekContinue reading “Gay Pride Montreal: 5 Things Not To Miss”

Voila Montreal Gay Pride & A Whole Lot More LGBT Fun This Summer

In our current issue, we cover Montreal Pride (along with a couple of other more offbeat Pride celebrations). Pride (or la Fierté as its known locally) takes place August 10-16. We provide everything you need to plan the perfect trip. Clickhere for a FREE three-month trial subscription to our magazine available on iPad, Android tablets,Continue reading “Voila Montreal Gay Pride & A Whole Lot More LGBT Fun This Summer”

We’ll Celebrate Gay Arts & Culture at Divers/Cité, Montreal. You?

We’re heading to Montreal next week for Divers/Cité, one of the two major gay celebrations that take place every summer. The other, Pride Montreal, takes place August 11-17. It’s a tad confusing for those of us in cities with one big Pride-oriented celebration but the net result is you get to spend twice as much time celebratingContinue reading “We’ll Celebrate Gay Arts & Culture at Divers/Cité, Montreal. You?”

Montreal’s Queer of the Year Contest Redux

Check out the very cute video above featuring the contests running in the second annual “Queer of the Year” contest in Montreal. Throughout Montreal Pride Week (August 8 through August 14), the six finalists will compete in a variety of challenges and activities, all of which will be captured on film. Visit their Facebook pageContinue reading “Montreal’s Queer of the Year Contest Redux”

Black & Blue and “Raide” All Over

Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com Black & Blue celebrates its 20th anniversary this October starting today and going through October 12, 2010. Raide means stiff or hard in French. You can translate the double-entendre in the title of this posting however you wish. But you may very well be stiff as a board after a nightContinue reading “Black & Blue and “Raide” All Over”