Thursday, August 9
.Queer ASS Punk 10pm, Co-op Katacombes, 1635 St-Laurent
.☠☠☠ Queer ASS Punk☠☠☠
A sordid night of queer rock, amazing bands, extraordinary friendships, feminist kicks, and creative intensity. A space to rock-out, to get your music into people’s ears, and to get bruised and cruised. Featuring:
★The Dirty Housewives
★Antonio Bavaro with The Bad Ideas
★PLASTIK PATRIK – iconic and glamorous figure of Montreal’s rock scene (http://www.myspace.com/
★Downstairsmouth – from the infamous punk goth band Blue Cross (http://www.cvltnation.com/
★The Velvet Underparts
Friday, August 10
.2-qtpoc: Curator Welcome and Gallery Tour, 7pm, articule, 262 Fairmount W
Disqchromatique: black-focused dance party, 10pm, Il Motore, 179 Jean Talon W.
Saturday, August 11
Intersex Workshop, 1pm + 3pm, ACCM, 2075 Plessis
3:00-5:00pm : Reflexion and solidarity workshop where everybody is (more than) welcome. It aims to provide information and offer the possibility of following up on discussions started at the Radical Queer Semaine, with a special emphasis on our hopes, our activism, and the unique challenges we face.
Please note the workshop will be mainly provided in French, but you can jump in and contribute to discussions in English.
Femme Tea Party, 2pm, 2110 Centre, 2110 Mackay
Queering the Red Square, 5:30pm, CCGLM, 2075 Plessis
Self/Lust: queer performance and art show, 8pm, Studio XX, 4001 Berri #201
With performances and art by SIKA | Prathna Lor | Elisha Lim | Meg Land | Kama La Mackerel | Hua Li | Colleen Young | Ryan Kai Cheng Thom.
No Homos Are Illegal: a benefit for Manuel Sanchez, show 7pm, dance party 11pm, 185 Van Horne
During his struggle to stay in Canada, Manuel had multiple lawyers and many legal costs, and now has to start all over again in Mexico. Anything helps!
We invite you to show your support for Manuel and stand in solidarity with his struggle, while enjoying a night of music and dancing. Brad Religion (Keeper of the Crystals for the Tugboat Thought Society) plays folk punk with the attention span of power violence.
earnestly painful/painfully earnest anti-folk
Doors at 7, music starts at 7:30
Dance party starts sometime around 11.
$7 or pay what you can for the whole night
$3 or pwyc just for the dance party
No one turned away for lack of funds!
Sunday, August 12
Youth Video Project : How to do a flash mob, 12:30pm, ACCM. 2075 Plessis
Flash demos are useful for drawing attention to any issue, relying on concise statements and strategic visuals rather than on sheer numbers of participants and duration.
This workshop for the VideoQueer project, a collaboration between Radical Queer Semaine and Project 10, will entail:
- group discussion on what a flash demo is, its history and use;
- discussion of a theme, cause, manifesto or demand to use as content for the group’s flash demo(s);
- group planning and making of materials for a flash demo;
- filming of an actual flash demo to take place that day!
The workshop will be in French and English. The only condition for participating is a willingness to be filmed, since the workshop itself will be recording on video and disseminated on www.videoqueer.org – in order to be used as a tool for budding queer activists looking to make a splash for their cause!
Workshop: Introduction to BDSM, 1pm, CCGLM, 1st floor, 2075 Plessis
This workshop is designed to provide a basic introduction to BDSM for people with relatively little knowledge about the subject, with an emphasis on dominant/submissive relationships, Topics covered: breakdown the acronym; basic vocabulary; explore activities of BDSM; roles and responsibilities; misconceptions; explore why people might do BDSM; consent and safety.
Workshop: Bondage for Beginners, 2:30pm, CCGLM, 1st floor, 2075 Plessis
An introductory class showing basic knots, with emphasis on safety. How to play with your partner with rope. This class will also cover basic human anatomy and health consideration when doing rope bondage.
Workshop: Self-care, Collective Well-being, 5:15pm, ACCM, 2075 Plessis
This workshop will be a space to reflect on self-care and collective wellbeing. Sharing stories, ideas and practices to create sustainable communities. It will be a moment to think about what are our needs surrounding those issues and which strategies are already in place or could be implemented. Yvonne Deutsch, a international feminist peace activist, will be there to share some tools from CAPACITAR (http://www.capacitar.org/). Using a hands-on popular education approach, Capacitar teaches simple wellness practices that lead to healing, wholeness and peace in the individual and in the world.
Secret Midsummer Sunset Bonfire Cruise, 6pm, TBA
+20 minute bikeride
+Wear woodsy footwear!
+Meetup spot announced 24 in advance
Monday, August 13
Radio Broadcast: Foreign Aid Conditionalities and Gay Rights, 6pm, CKUT 90.3 FM
Prisoner Correspondence Project discussion and Letter-Writing Night, 7pm, le cagibi, 5490 St Laurent
Tuesday, August 14
Queer Between the Covers: zine launch + artist talk, 5pm, Librairie Formats Bookstore, 2 St Catherines E.
“Thematically our works present narratives of sexual power-play, gender fucking, and coming of age, filtered through a voyeuristic, child-like lens.”
Radical Dyke March, 6pm, Place Emilie-Gamelin
Dyke March After-Party, doors 9pm, show 10pm, Cabaret du Mile End, 5240 Parc
MC: Guizo la nuit — Laura Boo, performer & POMPe organizer — Miss Sugarpuss, the queen of Burlesque — Benni E., Philly Hip Hop MC — ***MEN & JD Samson (from Le Tigre)*** + DJs Lynne T. (Lezzies On X) + Radikale (Rebellicious) + others
Tickets at the door – 10$-20$ PWYC (no one turned away)
Wednesday, August 15
QTPOC readings, 6:30pm, le cagibi, 5490 St Laurent
John Greyson short films, presented by Tom Waugh, 9pm, le cagibi, 5490 St Laurent
The recipient of the 2000 Toronto Arts Award for film/video and the 2007 Bell Award in Video Art, John Greyson is a filmmaker, video artist, writer, activist and educator whose productions have won accolades at festivals throughout the world. John Greyson is active in various anti-censorship, AIDS, peace and queer activist media projects, including The Olive Project, Deep Dish TV, Blah Blah Blahand AIDS Action Now. His contributions as a member and through service on the boards of arts organizations include V/Tape Distribution, Inside Out Film/Video Festival, the Euclid Theatre, Trinity Square Video, Charles St. Video, LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto) and Beaver Hall Artists Housing Co-op.
Thursday, August 16
2qtpoc : Vernissage avec Kesso Saulnier, Arc-en-Ciel d’Afrique, et Massimadi, 7pm, articule, 262 Fairmount W
African Rainbow + Massimadi:
Created in 2004, African Rainbow is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote health and well-being of LGBT Quebecers of African and Caribbean origins, their friends and families. Massimadi is an LGBT Afro-Caribbean film festival organized in February by African Rainbow as part of the Black History Month. arcencieldafrique.org
re(vivre) dans le nuit night walk, 8pm, Parc Raymond-Préfontaine
We (RE)FUSE l’heteropatriarchy, sexism, homophobia, la transphobie, whorephobia, the antidrug war, racial, social and political profiling, racism, colonial logic and capitalism. We (RE)POSSESS the public space. We (RE)QUISITION safe nights for all. We (RE)QUIRE respect and dignity for those who live and work in the street.
POMPE : 69 > 78, Arrestees Legal Defence Fundraiser, 11pm, Co-op Katacombes,1635 St Laurent
Night march in and usher forth the nocturnal dancefloor bacchanalia. For our rhythm is stronger than their shields. Our movements more powerful than their jail cells. Join us as we rewrite the city in our geography of yearning and total satisfaction. For everytime we fuck we win, and we shall overcum.
▲ SALIVATION ARMY
▲ When Hairy Met Salope
▲ Like the Wolf
DRESS CODE: lunar libertines, Queer-Nation-cut-offs, back-alley black-bloc
All funds raised go to Legal Defense Fund 2012
Friday, August 17
Queer Historical Walking Tour, 15h, Ritz Carlton, 1228 Sherbrooke W
2qtpoc : Leroi Newbold and Diane Labelle, 19h, Articule, 262 Fairmount W.
POSTPONED – They Show, Fey Show, Hey Girl Hey Show
Remember that (FEMME SHOW FAG SHOW GEM SHOW DRAG) show? Well, this year we bring you another epically hot Cabaret, with another delicious nursery rhyme brain fuck of a name: The THEY SHOW FEY SHOW HEY GIRL HEY SHOW. Coming in for Toronto for the occasion are glorious pop Diva, the gaymous Ryan G. Hinds; as well as brilliant drag queen burlesquer Olive-or-Oliver. Joining them are some of Montreal’s own show stoppers: the breathtaking song bird, Joseph Gabereau; the lascivious burlesque genius, Laura Boo aka Douche la Douche; the cunt-dropping gems of The House of Bogue; and the beyond-words performance artist extraordinaire, 2fik. I am experiencing palpitations of the heart and various other organs just writing this. CANNOT WAIT FOR AUGUST 17th!
Love, your THEY SHOW host,
Saturday, August 18
Queer Between the Covers : book and zine fair, 11am, Centre St Pierre, 1212 Panet
Workshop: The Other Tongue, 1pm
Workshop: Trans Rights in Quebec: Objectives and Strategies, 1pm
Some questions to ask ourselves before this gathering: How can we think about social change and “trans rights”, and how can we work towards bettering the lives of all trans people in a context where the state is often not our friend or our friends’ friend? Is there a way for us to negotiate with state institutions without betraying those in our community whom they are currently attacking on other fronts? Which trans folks does the state want to help and which ones does it want to exclude, incarcerate, make illegal or invisible?
Can we find common ground within the diversity of our experiences as trans individuals of different genders, ethnicities, ages, religions, professions, and with widely varying economic, education, employment, residential and legal status? Do we want to put the experiences of those among us who are most marginalized, attacked or silenced at the center of our demands and struggles? How can we make demands that will have tangible positive impacts for these members of our community and for those we want to stand in solidarity with?
Workshop: Queer Comics: Then and Now, 3pm
Workshop: Out but not Out About, 3pm
Workshop: A Queer Mix: The Relevancy of Non-mixed Organizing, 4pm
This edition of Pervers/Cité saw itself shaped by the creation of 4 non-mixed spaces : trans , intersex, dyke and POC (people of color).
This workshop aims to explore the different reasons that motivated the creation of these different non-mixed spaces within queer spaces, how these spaces where created as well as what debates and questions emerged from the creation process of these spaces.
Even though there are identity overlaps between the different non-mixed spaces named above, this workshop is specifically for people who created or participated in trans, intersex, dyke and/or POC non-mixed spaces as well as for people who participated in other types of non-mixed spaces within queer spaces.
2qtpoc: Textaqueen, AGIR, and GLAM, 7pm, articule, 262 Fairmount W.
Textaqueen’s live performances include narrated slide shows of their portraits, engaging the audience with anecdotes related to their drawing process and the talents of their subjects.
AGIR is an association whose main purpose is to develop and provide services, resources and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) refugee claimants, refugees, immigrants and newcomers with no status within the Montreal-area. agir-qc.info
GLAM is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run group founded in 1993 as a support/social/activist group for self-identified queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, gender queer, and intersex Asians living in Montréal. Our mission is to help such individuals in Montréal understand and deal with their sexuality by providing them with a safe, comfortable, and empathetic environment in which they can make new friends, share personal experiences, and feel like they are part of a community.
Vogue MC DDm from Baltimore Live, 11pm, Coop Katacombes, 1635 St Laurent
Hosted by: Douche La Douche, aka Laura Boo (POMPe)
Saturday August 18th
1635 St. Laurent (corner Ontario)
Doors 23h, Show Midnight, Dance party to follow
$10 No one turned away
Sunday, August 19
Pride Parade: Contingent Against the Hike, Law 78, and Police Brutality, 1pm