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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.
Beyond Couture
Thierry Mugler - Par-delà la couture

Ongoing through October 13, 2019. The first exhibition on French creator Thierry Mugler, the undeniably artistic figure - visionary couturier, director, photographer and perfumer - a retrospective of his work, especially his ready-to-wear and haute couture creations. more than 130 outfits, most never shown before, created 1973 - 2001, as well as many unseen archive documents and photos.
The 43rd Montreal World Film Festival
Festival des Films du Monde

August 22 -September 2, 2019, 12 days of screenings at: Cinéma Impérial, 1430 de Bleury; Cinéma du Parc, 3575 Park Ave; Cinéma Dollar, 6900 Décarie Sq. Cultural diversity and understanding between nations, quality cinema, innovation from all continents, discovering/ encouraging new talents. facilitating meetings between cinema professionals.
The 15th Annual
Montreal Fetish Weekend

August 29 - September 2, 2019 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. Past year hosts: Hotel Gouverneurs, 1415 St-Hubert; Hotel Lord Berri, 1199 Berri.
Revient avec une édition tout en poils avec Daddies and Bears. WOOF!
Are You Invited? Daddies and Bears

August 31, 2019, 10pm-3am at Theatre Sainte-Catherine Café-Bar, 264 Ste-Catherine E. A hair-all-over edition with Daddies and Bears. WOOF! Daddies and Bears to be honored, along with puppies, leathermen and other fetishes. Techno music/ relaxed atmosphere. Dresscode: underwear, jocks, singlets, leather. For 200 guests only. Next: Nov 16th - AYI-7.
Hosted by Vendredis Branchés

September 6, 13, 20, 27 + October 4, 11, 2019, 4-10pm. DJs Pascale, R:CovrGrrl, Lady McCoy, or Franklyne take control of the dance floor with an explosion of colors. T-Dance for women and friends. Bring your gang to Happy Hour, have a pleasant cocktail in good company to the rhythms of Trendy Fridays. Come down to Vendredis Branchés - Tous les vendredis - Every Friday.
Party for Lesbians - Back at Datcha for the August Party
L Nights - September

September 18, 2019, 6pm-3am at Datcha, 98 Laurier Ouest. LNights party cocktails are AMAZING - head bartender Asilex makes sure. Terrace open + early evening complimentary pizza. Free entry before 11pm/ $5 after. Party Music by resident DJ and L Nights co-founder L.O.D.
Channelling the spirit of Studio 54 for the wildest, most debaucherous party
MPU ☆ Studio54

September 21, 2019, 10pm-3am. Glitz + glam sprinkled with disco dust filling the Belmont to the brim. Host Plastik Patrick will set the tone with magnetic charm for uninhibited performances by Miami Minx, Mirage and Lady Boom Boom! Feel love on a dancefloor w/ spinning disco balls + flashy colours. Franz + Diskommander incite every manifestation of hedonism. Make-out zone!
La folie est au rendez-vous au Cabaret Mado à tous les dimanches!
Complètement Buzzées

September 22 + 29, 2019, 10:30pm. Madness is on the agenda at Cabaret Mado every Sunday! Completely Buzzées, hosted by Marla Deer, Tracy Trash and Gisèle Lullaby will take you completely elsewhere! Next dates: Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 and Sundays through January 2020.
Hosted by Les Phoenix de Montréal
Shine Hard: Soirée Cuir et Latex

September 27 + October 25, 2019, 10pm-4am at Donjon Opalace. Next: Nov 29th. An evening with leather and latex in the spotlight at one of Montreal's most welcoming dungeons. If you have no leather or latex but are interested, join in anyway and discuss the subject. Guides ensure safety of participants and can advise on the best safety practices.
Hosted by Thomas Leblanc and David Antoine Rancourt

September 28, 2019, 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 where we get together to celebrate our favorite queer musicians and the legends who lifted us. From Diana Ross to Todrick Hall, we're Coming Out... Twirl for Me!
WoofMTL organise les soirées mensuelles... Hosted by PUP Montreal
Kink Académie

October 5, 2019, 9pm-3am. Montreal’s monthly play night organized for pups, Handlers, and all who love them. All experience levels welcome so long as you respect the play of those around you. Open to all genders, sexualities, and body types! Mats are set up with toys for pups to mosh through the night. Pup play is for everyone! Woof! For venue address REGISTER IN ADVANCE!
Événement qui rassemble les communautés multiethniques et LGBTQ de Montréal
Carnaval des Couleurs

October 7-9, 2019. Dance shows, dance and musical performances, conferences and workshops. Free and open to all, promoting exchanges and mutual support between multicultural and LGBTQ communities - fighting racism and homophobia in all forms. Three days/evenings, a beautiful mosaic of Montreal cultural diversity under the artistic direction of Yanick Daigle on two stages.
Hosted by Black & Blue
Party Twinkle 2019

October 11, 2019, 10pm-3am. Warm up for the Black & Blue Party with DJs Dan YUL + Lady McCoy at Club Unity with host Éric Beaudry-Archambault.
Édition Gold, évènement partenaire Black Blue 2019
District 12 - Gold Edition

October 12, 2019, 10pm-3am at Bain Mathieu, 2915 rue Ontario Est. The space will be enhanced with stage sets as background for dance performances to the wild beat of the music. Come live the circuit experience w/ DJs Binomio (Madrid), Christopher Mortagua, and Stefane Lippé. Fuktion one sound system; visuals on LED walls; gorgeous dancers; and a killer team.
Hosted by Black & Blue and Le Ministère
Black & Blue Bal Uniforme 2019

October 12, 2019, 10pm-3am at Le Ministère, 4521 Boul St-Laurent. Black+Blue Festival presents Bal Uniforme: Firefighters, police, soldiers, fand sports players of all kinds will gather to dance to the rhythm of the best Montreal style House Music. Back after 29 years in the room where the first B+B took place with DJs KeV-J + Stephan Grondin. Non-mandatory dress code.
Bad Boy Club Montreal
Black & Blue Festival 2019

October 13, 2019, 29th 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 29 years to support organizations providing direct assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. Details at website:
Hosted by Fondation Émergence
The Greatest Bearlesque

October 17, 2019, 10pm-2:30am. Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! Mesdames et Messieurs. The incredible Mr Bear 2019 invites you to an evening of emotion and surprises for his cabaret! Co-hosted by Barbada Potvin + Mr Bear Montreal 2019 Julien Serre, to benefit the Fondation Émergence. Experience magical moments of feathers, rhinestones, and talents at this exceptional evening!
The 22nd Annual
RIDM Festival

November 14-24, 2019. Eleven days to discover the best in documentary films. Also documentary screenings all year long - see website:
The 32nd annual LGBTQ independent film festival

November 21 - December 1, 2019, 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 2020

January 30 - February 2, 2020. Four days of events, apres-ski and night-time parties with go-go dancers and DJs from Montreal, LA, and London. Past year's events: 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 updates:
Le plus grand évènement Bear au Canada
SugarBear Weekend 2020

Early April, 2020. Annual THU-SUN events for bears, cubs + friends: Welcome Party, Sauna Bear Beach Party, dance event, Friday Mr.Bear MTL 2019 contest, Saturday bus to Sugar Shack Brunch w/ hot maple taffy on snow; Lumberjack Night + more. Sunday farewell brunch.
La Fête Saint-Jean-Baptiste
La Fête nationale de la Saint-Jean 2020

June 24, 2020. Annual Québec statutory holiday. Pagan festivals long celebrated Summer Solstice longest day with bonfires. In Catholic countries the rites became associated with St John the Baptist. In Quebec it is the National Day, celebrated with enthusiasm and joy throughout the province. Events take place over several days in different areas, with one main center of focus.
Formerly the Montréal International Arts Festival
Montréal en Arts - The 21st Edition

Late June, 2020. 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.
The King of Summer Festivals
Montreal International Jazz Fest

June - July, 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.
International Fireworks Competition
L’International des Feux

July - August, 2020. For 8 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.
The Biggest Comedy Festival in the World!
Just for laughs Festival

July, 2020, 18 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!
Concours Monsieur Cuir, Monsieur Rubber, Pup et Madame Cuir Montréal
Montréal Fusion Weekend

August 2020. 3-day weekend events include: The Mr Leather Montréal, Mr Rubber Montreal, Pup Montreal and 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

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. See updates at:
One of the most exciting and colourful Pride celebrations in North America!
Fierté Montréal Pride

Mid-August, 2020, annual festivities include: SAT Community Day, 11am-5pm on Ste-Catherine E, St-Hubert to Papineau. SUN noon Parade departs the former west end LGBTQ+ sector to the heart of the new Village. The parade follows its traditional route along René-Lévesque boulevard from Metcalfe, to Alexandre-DeSève. Also conferences and more events at various venues.