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Gay Montreal

Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec - CACTUS-Montréal
ASTTeQ Mondays

Every Monday except holidays at 1300 Sanguinet. Every Monday 2-7pm Drop in! + 7-9pm Discussion Group! Last Monday of the month 7-9pm Community Dinner! (open to friends and allies). First Monday of the month 7-9pm FTM/trans masculine drop in! For this year's annual ASTTeQ BBQ see: Facebook.
Formerly the Montréal International Arts Festival
Montréal en Arts - The 21st Edition

July 20 - September 13, 2020. This year, due to the pandemic, the event will be held in a brand new format. A lighter version of the festival, with four activities that will take place all summer long, in virtual and physical form: 4 ACTIVITIES / 60 ARTISTS and MORE! PUBLIC ART on ST. CATHERINE ST;  LIVE ART; VIRTUAL EXHIBITION; and ONLINE AUCTION. See below:
The 16th Annual
Montreal Fetish Weekend

September 2-8, 2020 in the Montréal Gay Village. Five days/nights, fantasy-filled pan-sexual adventures/ fabulous international fetish holiday. Movie-themed events/ activities, after-parties, dining, shopping, performances, fashion show, street fair, Expo Kink + crazy fetish photo tour. Host: Hotel Place DuPuis/ Hotel Gouverneurs, 1415 St-Hubert.
Mado reçoit Nana, ses Nanettes et plusiuers artistes invités!
Mado Reçoit

September 11-12, 2020, 9-11:30pm. Friday + Saturday, Mado Lamotte welcomes Nana De Grèce, Marla Deer, Gisèle Lullaby, Mona De Grenoble, and RV Métal. An 18+ show. Restaurant reservations accepted at
This event is hosted and run by queer and trans folk, for everyone!
Lady Gaga Dance Party

September 12, 2020, 11pm at Bar Le Ritz PDB, 179 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest. Celebrate CHROMATICA, Lady Gaga's new album, with a 100% Gaga dance party! From STUPID LOVE to earliest known recordings. All the hits/ bops/ remixes/ b-sides and deep cuts, one after another. Put yr paws up, cos it's about to get sweaty, loud and FREAKY, the way Mother Monster would like it. With DJ AWWFUL.
Embrace her thick accent!
Haus of Baga

September 15 + 16, 2020, 8pm-12am. The Queen of Montreal is back on stage! Due to popular demand – and lots of requests - Rita Baga will bring a special edition of Haus of Baga, starring her friends Tynomi Banks and Miss Butterflly. Canada’s Drag Race’s iconic top 3 superstar will present a whole new show, full of surprises and glitter! Admission 25$ Limited tickets.
Hosted by Luc Baillargeon and Luc Baillargeon
Spectacle DragQueen: LaDorris 40/11

September 19, 2020, 9pm. The anniversary show: LaDorris: 40/11. Why 40/11? 40 years old with 11 years in the business - but mostly 40 ounces (40/11) of Stinger you made me drink last year! hahaha... at Cabaret Cléopatre, 2nd floor with music by DJ Zitronix + guaranteed 3 hours of show.
Hosted by Soly Luna & Ozalee Phoenix
Queens' Night 5: Birthday Bash - Online Show

September 26, 2020, 7-8pm on Vimeo and Zoom. Celebrate 5 years of the Royal T with us! Dance, laughter, surprises, and fun with: Royal T, Sis Void, Evora Night, Soly Luna, Ozalee Phoenix, Dark Felina, Symbiosis, Rasa Vitalia, Noéline La Bouche, Miss Violet DeVille, and Shyama. See links at:
The Monster Ball Film Screening
Homopop présente LADY GAGA

September 26, 2020, 8pm-12am. Brand new series: screening our favorite touring films! Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2009-2011 MONSTER BALL TOUR that created an international legend. Pokerface to Bad Romance, relive the iconic tour in a secure environment! Oh-ma-oh-gaga-ra-ra-ra-ra-raaaa! Mask mandatory, except when sitting in your seat. Table service by Cabaret Berlin team.
HOMOPOP and Loïc present
West End Gays - St. Henri Dance Party - New Date

October 2, 2020, 10pm-3am at Loïc, 5001 Notre Dame Ouest. W E S T E N D G A Y S Sud-Ouest Queer Dance Party with Disco Italo House Dark Wave Future Funk - UPSTAIRS from Bar Loïc.
Everyone's favourite unofficial aunty is here to read you all stories!
Drag Story Time - Heure du conte - Uma Gahd

October 5 + November 2, 2020, 4-5pm - every First MON through June 7, 2021. Uma Gahd will live stream a story hour for kids and kids at heart. Uma will keep your little ones entertained! Uma is a qualified early childhood educator and beloved wholesome drag artist in Montreal, so you know this will be kid friendly and appropriate. Hosted by House of Laureen, Uma Gahd, and House of Gahd.
Bad Boy Club Montreal
Black & Blue Festival 2020 - may be postponed to October 2021

October, 2020, 30th edition dance events, Canadian Thanksgiving/ US Columbus Day Weekend. Internationally renowned DJs/ artists, performers, interactive art event. Main event on the Sunday at Theatre Olympia. Afterparty at Club Soda. BBCM Foundation has organized the festival for 30years to support organizations providing direct assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. Details at website:
The 33rd annual LGBTQ independent film festival

October 21-31, 2020, 11 days of screenings at: Impérial, 1432 rue de Bleury; MBAM, 1379a rue Sherbrooke; laïka, 4040 boulevard St-Laurent; never apart, 7049 rue Saint-Urbain; L’un et L’autre, 1641 rue Amherst; Centre Phi, 407 rue Saint Pierre; Cinémathèque Québécoise, 335 boulevard de Maisonneuve E + more locations. Website:
Hosted by Homopop - Shantay you stay!
RuPaul's Drag Race Dance Party - New Date

October 23, 2020, 10pm-3am. Gentlemen and all identities, start your engine! Dance the night away to RPDR anthems, picked from the most iconic Lipsyncs for your life/legacy, RP singles-on-iTunes, cast recordings (WE ARE THE FROCK DESTROYERS!), judges' hits and contestants' oeuvre (hiiiiiiiii ALASKA). ALSO: surprise drag performance; Pit creeeeew gogo dancers; Video projections!
Hosted by SUPER TASTE, Bar Le Ritz PDB and Homopop
Voulez Vous: Disco New Wave Dance Party

November 7, 2020, 10pm-2am. SUPER TASTE presents VOULEZ-VOUS, a brand new Disco & New Wave Dance Party at BAR LE RITZ! ABBA, Donna Summer, Boney M, Prince, Chic, Madonna, Depeche Mode, Kool & The Gang, Blondie, Human League, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, Sylvester, Anita Ward, Cerrone, Bronski Beat, The Pointer Sisters, Giorgio Moroder, Gloria Gaynor and MORE!
Dance Party 2000

November 14, 2020. 11pm-3am. Montreal's nightlife collective SUPERTASTE is back with the best jams from the 2000's at Bar Le Ritz PDB
Bonjour Élévation - The 2nd Annual Québec Gay Ski Week
Élévation Tremblant 2021

Late January, 2021 (TBC). Four days of events, apres-ski and night-time parties with go-go dancers and (this past year) DJs from Montreal, LA, and London. Events have included: Beach Party and Onesie Apres-Ski events, Neon Party, Throwback Thursday, and Saturday GEAR party. Hundreds of sexy snowboarders and skiers from NYC, Montreal, Toronto + beyond. See confirmations and updates:
Le plus grand évènement Bear au Canada
SugarBear Weekend 2021

Early April, 2021 (TBC). Annual THU-SUN events for bears, cubs + friends: Welcome Party, Sauna Bear Beach Party, dance event, Friday Mr.Bear MTL contest, Saturday bus to Sugar Shack Brunch w/ hot maple taffy on snow; Lumberjack Night + more. Sunday farewell brunch.
International Fireworks Competition
L’International des Feux

June 19-28, 2021 (TBC). For 10 summer nights each year the skies fill with fireworks displays from La Ronde on Île Sainte-Hélène; pyrotechnics by masters of the art from around the world, each based on an international theme.
La Fête Saint-Jean-Baptiste
La Fête nationale de la Saint-Jean 2021

June 23-24, 2021. Annual Québec statutory holiday. Pagan festivals long celebrated the Summer Solstice with bonfires. In Catholic countries rites became associated with St John the Baptist. Quebec's National Day, it is celebrated with joy throughout the province. Events over several days in different areas, with 2020 main center of focus at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montréal.
The King of Summer Festivals
Montreal International Jazz Fest

June 26-29, 2021 (TBC). Gigantic summer music celebration, the 41st edition, with 10 days of non-stop entertainment on 10 free outdoor stages in downtown Montreal. See website for previous years, the artist line-ups for 2020, along with more performances throughout the year.
Enjoy a unique 2020 alternative Pride… from home!
Fierté Montréal Pride

August 5-15, 2021 - annual in-person festivities: SAT Community Day, SUN noon Parade, conferences + events at various venues. 2020 events were cancelled due to Covid-19. In 2019, over 200 contingents took part in the parade for a total of 12,000 participants with over 325,000 spectators in attendance. See updates at:
Concours Monsieur Cuir, Monsieur Rubber, Pup et Madame Cuir Montréal
Montréal Fusion Weekend

Early August, 2021 (TBC). 3-day weekend events typically include: Souper Hommage; Party WFM; Braderie & Ateliers fétiches; Concours & Party Fusion; Parc Puppy-Play Fusion; Mr and Mrs Leather, Mr Rubber and Pup Montreal contests..
Hosted by Love Festival
Love Festival 2021

August, 2021 (TBC). Past year featured four nights with Circuit Festival party brands: Locker Room, Cabana, District, LaLeche, and Prism Revival. See updates and confirmations at:
The Biggest Comedy Festival in the World!
Just for laughs Festival 2021

September 23 - October 3, 2021, (2020 events cancelled). 11 days at 30+ venues around the city, most within walking distance of Metro stations Place-des-Arts, Saint-Laurent and Berri-UQAM. The Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal is the largest comedy festival in the world, attracting 1.25 million visitors every summer - celebrating their 39th anniversary in 2021! Featuring Trevor Noah.