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Queer McGill presents: Drag n’ Burlesque
McGill University’s LGBTQ association is putting on their annual Drag Show, Drag n’ Burlesque, where anyone is welcome to come and perform. The show will be held at Theatre Saint Catherine on February 24th 2017. The event is FREE, and doors open at 7:30 — show starts at 8:00. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to perform, and for any more questions about the event.
Fierté Montréal — Montréal Pride presents: Bingo de la Fierté
Montréal Pride is hosting a new edition of Pride Bingo at Cabaret Mado on February 21st 2017 @ 8:00 PM, hosted by Drag stars Rita Baga and Michel Dorion. The event, following tradition, is expected to be absolutely bonkers, and absolutely hilarious. You can’t miss out on winning some crazy prizes.
Camping Plein Bois presents: Stéfan Lippe & Kev J
Camping Plein Bois, a campground reserved exclusively for men, is revealing their 2017 program on February 25th at Club Play @ 10:00 PM, with music from DJs Stéfan Lippe and Kev J. Entry is FREE from 10:00–11:00 PM, and $6.00 after. Camping Plein Bois campgrounds are open from May to September in Sainte-Marthe and typically cater to gay men. It includes a club, a pool, restaurants, and bars of its own — not to mention dance parties hosted throughout the season.
Bad Boy Club Montréal presents: Black & Blue
Black & Blue is the world’s largest gay-benefit dance party held in October during Thanksgiving weekend, featuring state-of-the-art lighting, displays, and music. As of 2010, around 70,000 people attend every year to raise money for HIV/AIDS research and awareness.
Though the 2017 program has not been announced, keep your eyes peeled for one of the sickest parties in Montréal.
TD presents: Fierté MTL:
The annual Pride Festival in Montréal hosted by TD Bank is coming once again this year, marking it as the 38th of its kind. It is taking place from August 10th — 20th, hosted by TD. The festival will be topped off by the Pride Parade on August 20th @ 12:00 PM on René-Lévesque W, between Guy and Sanguinet Streets.
An exciting addition to this year’s edition will be the designation of the Montréal Pride Grand Marshals. Two LGBTQ members will be selected, one for their contribution to the visibility of the LGBTQ movement, and one for their contribution to the Montréal community.
MTL Pride will be even bigger, even better than the previous years. The theme of this year’s festival will be Canada Pride Montréal 2017.
Another exciting addition to MTL Pride is the Sports Tournament:
Fierté Montréal — Montréal Pride presents: Conference on LGBTTQIA2S Human Rights:
The largest conference on LGBTQIA2S Rights in Montréal since 2006 is being held again during Pride Week, from August 15th — 17th. The conference will aim to assess the current state of LGBTQIA2S Rights in Canada, featuring guest speakers, community and cultural leaders, researchers, government representatives, as well as workshops and panel discussions on Workplace diversity and inclusion, youth, seniors, family diversity, Canada’s pride movement, and other LGBTQIA2S-related global issues. The event will be hosted by La Plaza Reception Halls.
And remember, there’s always fun to be had in the Gay Village. Take a look at these bars if you’re feeling particularly feisty after a long essay:
- Bar Le Stud: “Dark gay bar with a casual vibe offering weekly events such as pool tournaments & house music DJs.”
- Bar Aigle Noir: “This gay bar serves beer and drinks in a classic setup with guest DJs and a buzzy patio.”
- Complexe Sky: “Multispace gay hotspot with eateries, a rooftop terrace, dancing and drag shows, plus a pool and spa.”
- Club Unity: “Festive bar/nightclub with a rooftop terrace, playing different music styles nightly in 2 rooms.”