Category Archives: LGBT

Drag Superstars at Montreal’s 2018 Pride Festival!

Get ready for the biggest edition of Drag Superstars ever presented for Montreal’s Pride Festival!

The event, presented by M.A.C. Cosmetics, will be held on Thursday, August 16th, from 8 pm to 11 pm, on the TD Stage at Place des Faubourgs, Montreal, QC. Entry is FREE!

Bianca Del Rio, winner of the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, will host this three-hour show. Bringing a record number of drags from different seasons of the famous reality TV, this colorful evening will leave you with a lot of surprises!

List of artists: Bianco Del Rio, Adore Delano, AJA, Bebe Zahara Benet, Ongina, Pearl, Kameron Michaels, Miz Cracker, Monet X Change, Morgan McMichaels, Shangela, Pangina Heals, Darienne Lake, and Rita Baga.

Montreal Pride Month

Montreal Pride Festival 2018

Montreal Pride will be held from August 9th to 19th, 2018

Celebrate LGBTQ with a numerous events that include art, conferences, music, drag superstars, djs, dancing, sports competitions, and brunch. The Sunday afternoon parade is as inspiring as it is an awesome spectacle. Vibrant, proud, and colourful, this is a highlight of the Montreal year for all.

http://www.FierteMontrealPride.com/en/

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Le festival Fierté Montréal aura lieu du 9 au 19 août 2018.

Célébrez la communauté LGBTQ avec de nombreux événements qui incluent des conférences, de l’art, de la musique, des superstars de drag, djs, danses, des compétitions sportives et brunchs. Le défilé du dimanche après-midi est aussi inspirant que c’est un spectacle impressionnant. Vibrant, fier et coloré, c’est un moment fort de l’année montréalaise pour tous.

http://www.FierteMontrealPride.com

Celebrate Bisexual Pride Day on September 23rd!

First observed in 1999, Bisexual Pride Day is observed every September 23rd by members of the bisexual community and their supporters.

This day is a call for the bisexual community, their friends and supporters to recognize and celebrate bisexual history, bisexual community and culture, and all the bisexual people in their lives.

This celebration of bisexuality in particular, as opposed to general LGBT events, was conceived as a response to the prejudice and marginalization of the bisexual persons by some in both the straight and greater LGBT communities.

Bisexual Pride Day is celebrated in the United States, Canada, Australia, as well as Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Sex History Calculator

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Slate features a sex history calculator. Input your age, gender (male or female) and number of sex partners since 18 and compare results with other participants.

Can you remember everyone?

Do you even WANT to remember everyone? 😉

Here’s the online calculator so that you can try it yourself:
Sex History Calculator

PS: Apparently I’ve done the deed more than 86% of my female peers. However, I should state that I’ve never been one to choose sexual partners lightly, and I don’t regret even a single one. I guess my age group tended to not be too sexually adventurous or something…

Montreal’s Divers/Cité Festival On Edge Of Bankruptcy

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Founded in 1994, Divers/Cité was responsible for the organization of the popular “Divers/Cité Festival”, a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transvestite pride.

As of March 3rd, 2015, it sought protection from creditors, thus ending all it’s activities. According to documents from the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada, total debt amounted to nearly $ 214,500. A third of the debt consists of salaries ($ 71,500) while the rest is divided between 23 other creditors.

Usually held in the Village, the festival was moved to the Old Port of Montreal in the summer of 2012, a blow by Suzanne Girard, co-founder and CEO of the organization.

“Since we were on the dock of the Old Port, we ate all our financial reserves”, she had said in the” Fugues magazine. “The fact that it is a free outdoor event, it was never profitable.”

For an in-depth article:

The Day Divers/Cité Died

Facebook Will Now Let You Fill In Whatever Gender You Want

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Facebook’s official “Diversity” account announced another sweeping change to the gender selection on users’ profiles. Starting today, users of Facebook’s English sites can type pretty much whatever they want into a custom box.

“We recognize that some people face challenges sharing their true gender identity with others, and this setting gives people the ability to express themselves in an authentic way,” the unnamed Diversity account holder said.

This change follows in the footsteps of Facebook’s decision last year to expand its gender options, which were previously limited to male, female, or no response. Just like the last update, users must type their preferred gender descriptor after choosing “other,” and Facebook will suggest terms from its prior list like “androgynous” and “gender fluid.” However, if users want to type in their own descriptor, they can now do so—and then choose whether that descriptor is shown publicly, to friends, or privately. Users can also still choose a preferred pronoun: him, her, or they/them.

Previously, on Adventures of a HeadMistress:
Facebook Adds Numerous New Gender Choices For Profiles

For more details:

CTV News – Fill In Your Own FB Gender

Ars Technica – Facebook Offering Choice of Gender

Time – Facebook Gender

Situation Update – Facebook backtracks on it’s “Real Name” policy

An important update on the Facebook “Real Names” Policy

“Facebook has apologized to the LGBT community for attempting to force them to use their “real” names on the social media service – a newly enforced policy that has caused uproar in the past few weeks.”

“The world’s largest social network has heard from people such as drag queens and kings, transgender people, musicians, and friends and family of those affected. They objected to the company’s move to take away their choice over what name to use on their accounts.”

Read the full National Post article: Facebook apologizes to the LGBT community