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Article: India Finally Decriminalizes Homosexuality

Celebrations have erupted in India after the supreme court unanimously ruled to decriminalise homosexual sex in a landmark judgment for gay rights.

Estimates are that up to 8% of India’s population – 104 million people – might be LGBT, one of the largest such populations in the world.

The country’s highest court ruled that a 160-year-old law banning sex “against the order of nature” amounted to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and was unconstitutional. The judgment, after 24 years of legal challenges, triggered elation among LBGT Indians and their allies across the country and plans for all-night parties in nightclubs in major cities.

For the full article in the Guardian.

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

Montreal’s Divers/Cité Festival On Edge Of Bankruptcy

Divers/Cité

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

Music Video of the Day: Celebrating L.A. Pride Week – Demi Lovato’s “Really Don’t Care”

A colourful and controversial video by Demi Lovato was recently released and it focused on L.A.’s Pride Week — have a look!

New favourite song & video – “Fuck you very much!”

I came across this song from Lily Allen and the video that was created for it by a group of people from France, as part of the “International Day Against Homophobia”. I really like it and thought some of my readers might enjoy it as well… If so, why not help spread the word against homophobia?

Lyrics:

Look inside, look inside your tiny mind
and look a bit harder
cause we’re so uninspired
so sick and tired
of all the hatred you harbor
so you say it’s not okay to be gay
well I think you’re just evil
you’re just some racist who can’t tie my laces
you’re point of view is not legal

Fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause we hate what you do
and we hate your whole crew
so please don’t stay in touch
fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause your words don’t translate
and it’s getting quite late
so please don’t stay in touch

do you get, do you get a little kick out of being small-minded?
you want to be like your father
it’s approval you’re after
well that’s not how you’ll find it
do you, do you really enjoy living a life that’s so hateful
cause there’s a hole where your soul should be
you’re losing control of it
and it’s really distasteful

Fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause we hate what you do
and we hate your whole crew
so please don’t stay in touch
fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause your words don’t translate
and it’s getting quite late
so please don’t stay in touch

Look inside, look inside your tiny mind
and look a bit harder
cause we’re so uninspired
so sick and tired
of all the hatred you harbour

Fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause we hate what you do
and we hate your whole crew
so please don’t stay in touch
fuck you, fuck you very very much
cause your words don’t translate
and it’s getting quite late
so please don’t stay in touch