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Gay Montreal

Premier Legault has requested that no one leave or visit Montreal
Covid-19 Emergency Restrictions

Quebec province has ordered bars, theaters, gyms, arcades, ski resorts and pools to be closed, and for restaurants to limit custumers to maintain social distance. Fast food restaurants are open but people have been urged to keep at least one meter from one another. Montréal has cancelled all cultural and sporting events until July 2nd and all festivals until August 31st.
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.
MPU’s first streaming party is finally happening...
MPU - Switched On

May 23, 2020, 9-11pm, streaming on fb live. Get your best outfit on, pour yourself your favorite drink, move the furniture to have enough space and get ready to move! Not just another streaming party, this interactive event will let you vote for tracks you wanna dance to! And since no MPU would be complete without performances, Matante Alex will grace us with one of her novel acts!
Each presentation was designed to expand your social impact storytelling toolkit
Social Impact Storytelling Summit | Keynote by Ryan McMahon

May 28, 2020. 12-3pm. Created specifically for the social impact community during this time of global upheaval. Not general advice or high level inspirational speeches, but tools, how-to's or advice to the table, with lots of time to interact with featured speakers and each other, before and after the summit.
Hosted by Selma Gahd w/ : Maxi Glamour: The Demon Queen of Polka and Baklava
Digital COVEN - Drag Show Online Vol. 3 - Who will be the next supreme?

June 6, 2020, 9-11pm. Cast your circle, summon your demons! Be set free from bindings of the patriarchy, hexing our enemies to reclaim what is ours!  Powerful witches from Montreal and beyond gather the circle online. 18+ show of horror, gore, camp and glamour, w/ Moxxi Hollow, Lucius Blac, Anaconda LaSabrosa, HercuSleaze, Uma Gahd, ImogenQuest, Abby Long, Bijuriya Drag, Bubblegum.
Mado reçoit Nana, ses Nanettes et plusiuers artistes invités!
Mado Reçoit

June 6 + 27, 2020, 10:30pm-2am. Mado welcomes Nana, her Nanettes and several guest artists! An 18+ show. Restaurant reservations accepted at
Monthly queer book readings/ discussions
QueeReads Montréal: The Subtweet

June 14, 2020, 3-5pm on Google Hangouts. The newly released Vivek Shraya novel, a smart, funny, incisive, heart-crushing interrogation of art, race, friendship, social media, and the music industry. See Facebook link minutes before event starts. Next: June 14 - Frankissstein, by Jeanette Winterson - speculative/ historical fiction reimagines Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein.
HOMOPOP and Loïc present
West End Gays - St. Henri Dance Party - New date TBA

June 19, 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.
International Fireworks Competition
L’International des Feux - Cancelled due to Covid-19

June 20-29, 2020. 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 2020 - Events Restricted or Cancelled

June 23-24, 2020. 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 - Cancelled due to Covid-19

June 25, 2020. 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.
Hosted by Homopop - Disco. New Wave. Pop. Rnb. House
Homopop Dance Party - Stupid Love Edition

June 27, 2020, 10pm-3am, Cabaret Berlin, 1661 Ste-Catherine E. Why do we love pop so much? Because we were Born this way, baby! HOMOPOP is a one-of-a-kind dance party in the Village, featuring queer and allied pop icons, from Diana Ross to Todrick Hall, we're Coming Out... Twirl for Me! DJ / CONCEPT: SUPER TASTE.
Formerly the Montréal International Arts Festival
Montréal en Arts - The 21st Edition - Cancelled

July 1-5, 2020 - CANCELLED - the City of Montreal has announced the cancellation of festivals until August 31th inclusively. -- Six day annual weekend. Young and upcoming artists exhibit the first two days in booths and tents along Sainte-Catherine E in the Village (between St-Hubert and Papineau) - followed by exhibits by more established artists for the final three days of the event.
Enjoy a unique 2020 alternative Pride… from home!
Fierté Montréal Pride - 2020 Pride… from home!

August 6-16, 2020 - CANCELLED - annual in-person festivities: SAT Community Day, SUN noon Parade, conferences + events at various venues. This year "Keep your agenda dates reserved for a unique 2020 Pride… from home!" See details TBA at:
Concours Monsieur Cuir, Monsieur Rubber, Pup et Madame Cuir Montréal
Montréal Fusion Weekend

August 7-9, 2020. 3-day weekend events include: The Mr Leather Montréal, Mr Rubber Montreal, Pup Montreal + Mrs Leather Montréal contests. Past year: Parc Puppy-Play Fusion at Parc des Faubourgs; Concours & Party Fusion at Cabaret Lion d'Or; Braderie & Ateliers fétiches at ASCCS; Party WFM at Opalace; and Souper Hommage at Salon privé Le Lionceau.
Hosted by Love Festival
Love Festival 2020 - Status TBA

August 14-16, 2020. Past year featured FRI Locker Room at Newspeak. SAT Cabana Le Normandie + PAPA Party at MTelus. SUN/ MON Revival at Stereo. The City of Montreal has announced the cancellation of festivals until August 31th inclusively. For impact on this event see updates at:
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.
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.
The Biggest Comedy Festival in the World!
Just for laughs Festival - New Dates

September 29 - October 11, 2020, (postponed from July). 13 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 38th anniversary in 2020!
Bad Boy Club Montreal
Black & Blue Festival 2020

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

Late November, 2020 (TBC), 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:
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.