The Montréal Pride Festival today confirmed that its flagship event, The Pride March, is back as an in-person event on August 15 and invited the public to assemble as of noon at Jeanne-Mance park for one of the first physical gatherings in support of the 2SLGBTQI+ communities since the beginning of the pandemic with participants marching along a new route!
The event will be adapted to the current health context which does not authorize a Parade as traditionally held, and return to the roots of the Pride movement by handing back the public space to participating communities. Under the theme “Together for All”, this year’s Pride March with no vehicles, floats or contingents, will be focusing all the attention on the voices and opinions of our sexually and gender diverse communities so that their demands may be highlighted in a context where because of the pandemic, they had recently been made close to invisible.
Starting at noon, participants who do not need to register in advance, will be welcomed at the assembly point in Jeanne-Mance Park, at the corner of avenues du Mont-Royal and du Parc, for the departure at 1 p.m. Heading South on avenue du Parc, the March will continue to René-Lévesque Boulevard and turn East towards Atateken Street where it will turn left and come to an end in the Village, on Sainte-Catherine Street. At 2:30 p.m., the traditional Moment of Silence will be held, in memory of the victims of HIV/AIDS and of homophobia. Banners, streamers, decorative and advocacy placards with messages of demands and claims will be authorized and even encouraged under the condition that the respect and safety of all be ensured.
« For some years now, the Festival’s team has sought to highlight the spirit and the community contributions of the various 2SLGBTQI+ communities and this year, the pandemic has somewhat imposed it on us. The first demonstration in favor of the Montréal 2SLGBTQI+ communities’ rights was held in 1979, organised by the Pink Brigade and its founder John Banks with 52 marchers participating. It is therefore with great pride that we confirm not only the holding in its original march form of the most mobilizing event of the Festival but also of a unifying activity open to all that will allow the advocacy and community aspects of the festival to shine,” says Jean-François Perrier, Interim Director of the Montréal Pride Festival.
In order to abide by the health rules in place, the use of masks is recommended and several teams will be deployed to ensure the safety of all festival goers in every respect.
The festival also unveiled the community projects which will be part of its virtual as well as in-person program of activities. These activities were set up following a call for projects from the various organizations of the sexual and gender diversity communities thanks to a record financial contribution of $85,700 provided by Montréal Pride. The projects retained include those of the following organisations: Aids Community Care Montréal (ACCM), AGIR, Aide aux Trans du Québec, Also Cool Mag, Archives gaies du Québec, Armada Montréal RFC, ASTTeQ, Centre communautaire LGBTQ+ de Montréal, Coalition des familles LGBT+, Communauté Asexuelle de Montréal, Dodgeball LGBTA Montréal, Drag Brunch MTL, Église Saint-Pierre-Apôtre, Ensemble-Compagnie théâtrale LGBTQ, Équipe Montréal, Fraîchement Jeudi, Helem Montréal, House of Gahd, Kiki House of Sankofa, LSTW, Néoquébec, Pet play Québec, QueerTech, Réseau des lesbiennes du Québec, REZO, Volley Boreal, Voulez-Vous Productions and Yoga Gai Zone/Mtl.
Detailed List of Community Projects:
Aids Community Care Montréal
- Tuesday, August 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on artsida.org: Artsida Auction
AIDS Community Care Montréal (ACCM) is thrilled to announce ARTSIDA Pride. For the 11th annual ARTSIDA auction, ACCM has chosen to collaborate with Montréal Pride to celebrate raising over $500,000 in the last five years alone.Join us on Tuesday, August 10th at 7:00 pm for a virtual evening of live performances, musical guests and, of course, a chance to bid on artwork from around the world -all to support members of our community living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C. This will be preceded by a 2-week silent auction of our private collection of artworks.Visit Artsida.org to get your tickets by donation or email [email protected] for more information.
- Wednesday, August 11, from 10 p.m. till midnight on Zoom: Gay Sex Trivia – Kontak & ACCM
Gay Sex Trivia is a fun sexy time where we learn more about sexual health while having a blast. Education has never been this sexy before!We will meet over ZOOM for a night of Trivia played via Kahoot. Simply join the ZOOM and then have a device with a browser to play along. We have naughty prizes for participants and winners. Everyone has a chance to leave with their hands full. The night will be hosted by the buxom Selma Gahd with tantalizing performances by Castro, Démone Lastrange and Sally-D.
- Saturday August 14, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. upon registration: Friends for Life Bike Rallye
Get involved in one of 3 local rides in Toronto, Kingston or Montréal as a 1-Day Rider, 2-Day Rider, Crew or Virtual Rider. The Bike Rally is the only volunteer-led ride that brings people together for an inclusive, supportive, and life-changing challenge that inspires much-needed help for people living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto, Kingston and Montréal.
AGIR – Action LGBTQ+ avec les immigrants et réfugiés
- Wednesday August 11 at 5 p.m. on Zoom: QTBIPOC in the Community Sector: A Closed Conversation
AGIR: Action LGBTQ+ avec les immigrantEs et réfugiéEs will host a closed session for QTBIPOC working/volunteering/ or more broadly involved in the community sector. As part of a series of events to celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we want to create an opportunity to build solidarity and deepen relationships between QTBIPOC working in this overwhelmingly white sector. One realisation we have had over these years is how difficult it is not only to work in this sector as QTBIPOC, but how difficult it is to build solidarity in order to know how to best support each other from within different organisations in the face of structural barriers. In this closed session, we will have a facilitated discussion where we try to ensure a safer space for all to contribute and share their experience. All QTBIPOC involved in some capacity in the community sector (salaried or not) are welcome. Registration will be required.
- Thursday August 12 at 5 p.m. on Sainte-Catherine Street in the Village: AGIR’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Show
AGIR: Action LGBTQ+ avec les immigrantEs et réfugiéEs is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! We are hosting a celebratory variety show to showcase the talent of the LGBTQ+ migrant and refugee community of Montréal. We will have drag artists, singers, dancers, belly dancers and more! This space is prioritizing the participation of our members but all are welcome!
Also Cool Mag
- Tuesday August 10, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Zoom : Community Hub: Reimagining Afterhours with Also Cool and Friends
With support from Fierté Montréal, Also Cool is excited to present a virtual panel discussion on re-imagining queer nightlife post-pandemic. Hosted by leaders in Montréal’s 2SLGBTQ+ community, including DJs, musicians, drag performers, playwrights and activists, this panel will examine present issues afflicting Montréal’s alternative queer entertainment circles that have been exacerbated by COVID-19, such as: inclusivity and representation; safety and accessibility; corporatization; and lack of equity. This panel will serve as an opportunity for younger members of our community to share meaningful knowledge on organizing in local queer spaces and networks.
Throughout the event, panelists will perform and showcase their respective talents to give our audience the ability to engage with the collective community experience that we have all missed throughout the pandemic. This event is free and will be held online via the web-conferencing platform Zoom. All are welcome. Please be advised that this virtual event will be recorded.
Archives gaies du Québec
- Monday August 9, as of 9 a.m. to Sunday August 15 at midnight, online at qc.ca and in-person on Sainte-Catherine Street East: Les murs ont des oreilles (Walls have ears) Exhibit
“The Walls Have Ears” is a project that not only aims to give voice to the diverse experiences of 2SLGBTQI+ persons but to make them audible by combining different types of media to create an interactive experience.
The project provides overviews of important neighborhoods, places and events that are significant for the members of Montréal’s 2SLGBTQI+ communities through the testimonials of the members of these communities.
Walls Have Ears takes the form of an online exhibition on the Archives Gaies du Québec website AND an open-air exhibit on Sainte-Catherine Street, presenting excerpts and images of the online exhibition.
Armada Montréal RFC
- Thursday August 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Jos-Montferrand park: RugbyTraining with Armada Montréal
Since 2015, Armada Montréal has offered a safe and stimulating environment for rugby.
Through practices, matches and tournaments, as well as our numerous social activities and fundraisers, we aim to promote rugby as well as 2SLGBTQ+ sports in the province of Québec and elsewhere. Come discover the basics of rugby and meet the players of Armada Montréal RFC. All you need is sports gear and the desire to discover or rediscover this sport!
Wednesday August 4, Thursday August 5 and Friday August 6, with registration: Camping Days
A camping activity organised to allow our clientele to reconnect with nature, join in sports and creative activities which will help participants with their mental health issues that have resulted from the isolation and the difficulties linked to confinement and the pandemic. It should be noted that trans* persons and especially BIPOC, drug users, sex workers and twin-spirited people have been among the most affected by the pandemic with the exception of the homeless.
With this activity, our participants will be able to come together and strengthen the bonds in the trans* and non-binary community. This community spirit is paramount to ensure community support and the creation of intercommunity bonds between the diverse trans, non-binary, BIPOC and Two-Spirit persons. Moreover, going to the beach and camping will give our participants the opportunity to wear a swimsuit and show off their bodies as they like in a safe and caring space they can feel empowered in.
To register: [email protected]
Centre communautaire LGBTQ+ de Montréal
- Friday August 13, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the LGBTQ+ Community Centre: Community Pride
The Montréal LGBTQ+ Community Centre wants to help you celebrate Pride week with your friends. Our outdoor picnic is the perfect place to socialize safely. Come and have fun and enjoy a free meal and games. The event will take place on Friday, August 13 between 4 and 8 pm. To participate, go to our Facebook page and register for the event before August 2nd.
The main concern for this event will be the health and safety of participants and volunteers. For this reason, we are limiting the guest list to 80 people and will divide them into 4 groups of 20 people. Register your group of friends or let us assign you to a group to meet new people! The event will be divided into 4 activity areas that you and your group can enjoy freely for 1 hour. At the first station, you will receive a meal that you can enjoy on site. Get a chance to win prizes at our second station in a fun game of bingo. You will also receive a raffle ticket for our community contest. Prizes to be won will include $20 gift certificates to Subway, DoorDash and Maxi, as well as memberships to our Community Center ($30 value each). At the third station, you will have the opportunity to speak with our team and learn more about the free services we offer at the Centre. We are here to answer any questions you may have. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop by our last station to pick up your prize! The festive decorations and DJ are sure to get you in a festive mood.
Join us at 2075, Plessis Street, in Montréal for a day that celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride!
Coalition des familles LGBT+
- Monday August 9, Tuesday August 10 and Thursday August 12, at 2 p.m. on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the Coalition: Information Capsules
What parenting options are available to us when we are LGBTQ2+? What do LGBTQ2+ families look like? What are the paths taken and the challenges that we face? What are the activities available to LGBTQ2+ families during the Montréal Pride festival? Many future parents in our communities are asking themselves these questions.
To respond to these interrogations and feature LGBTQ2+ families during Montréal Pride festivities, the LGBT+ Family Coalition will present two video series: The first consists of four short videos filmed before the festival, and the second will be a “Vox Pop” produced during Montréal Pride.
The first video series shines a spotlight on the journey of various LGBTQ2+ families towards parenting and presents different ways to create a family. Whether families choose assisted procreation (through at-home insemination or in a fertility clinic), adoption through the mixed bank program or surrogacy, these testimonials will not only inform, but will spread awareness about LGBTQ2+ families living in Québec.
The 4 capsules will be broadcast on:
Communauté Asexuelle de Montréal
- In French on Monday, August 9 and in English, Wednesday, August 11 on the Facebook page of Communauté Asexuelle de Montréal (@cadMTL): Asexuality and Sexuality Capsule: The Misconceptions
There are two distinctive parts to this event about asexuality. The first part is informative and educational. First, Isabelle Stephen will explain what are asexuality and the asexual spectrum, and then she will address certain myths about sexuality in an asexual context. Can someone be asexual and have sex? What is desire? Can asexuals be in a romantic relationship? For the second part, there will be a roundtable with people in the asexual spectrum. They’ll talk about their experiences, feelings and challenges.
Dodgeball LGBTA Montréal
- Saturday, August 14 at 9 a.m. at Parc des Faubourgs, registration on the Facebook @lesratonschasseurs: Pride Dodgeball Tournament
The friendly dodgeball tournament will take place at the Des Faubourgs Park on Saturday August 14, 2021 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Participants are asked to register on the Dodgeball LGBTA Montréal – Les Ratons Chasseurs League Facebook page. A maximum of 60 players can register and we will be forming ten teams of 6 players who will play a round robin of 20-minute games. Once all teams have faced each other, we will then proceed with the final and will introduce the winning team at the end.
All health protection measures will of course be in place. We will proceed with the cleaning of the balls and players will also disinfect their hands between games. Furthermore, all players will be required to wear their mask on the playing field.
Drag Brunch MTL
- Tuesday, August 10 at 6 p.m. on the Drag Brunch MTL (@dragbrunchmtl) Facebook page: Capsule – Drag Brunch MTL Panel: Drag Kids
Drag Brunch MTL strives to make the art of drag accessible to one and all by offering fabulously fun
events for the young and old.
For this year’s Pride festivities, Barbada de Barbades invites you to a special panel to hear some of the youngest drag entertainers in Montréal and their family members! and to explore their creative practices and their experience discovering this art form that they love though it is most often performed by adults and at night.
- Saturday, August 14: Drag Brunch BBQ
Drag Brunch MTL strives to make the art of drag accessible to one and all by offering fabulously fun events for young and old. The Drag Brunch BBQ can best be described as a block party in Barbada de Barbada’s creative universe, including an afternoon of Drag entertainment, food, and glitter for the whole family!
Église Saint-Pierre Apôtre
- Monday August 9 to Sunday August 15 between 12 :15 p.m. and 1 p.m.: the Pride Organ Festival
The Montréal Pride Organ Festival is held in the Saint-Pierre-Apôtre Church, 1201, rue de la Visitation, between 12:15 and 1:00 p.m.
Ensemble-Compagnie théâtrale LGBTQ
- Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14 at 7 :30 p.m. at the Théâtre La comédie de Montréal : Hosanna
A play by Michel Tremblay
Stage direction by Jean-Francois Quesnel with Marc-André Leclair, alias Tracy Trash, and Jacob Lévesque.
Claude Lemieux, a.k.a Hosanna, believes he is living the dream of his life by dressing up as Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra”. Deeply hurt by a dirty trick played on him by the other drag queens, he looks back with sadness on himself, on his lover and the glitzy world they inhabit.
- From Monday, August 9 to Sunday, August 15 at noon on the Facebook page and YouTube Channel of Équipe Montréal (@EquipeMontrealLGBT): Videos of Équipe Montréal member groups.
These video capsules will be broadcast starting August 9 and until August 15, 2021. You can see 2-3 videos per day on Facebook and YouTube. Each video presents one of Équipe Montréal’s member groups and provides you with an idea of their dynamics and the fun they have. We hope the Community will respond with interest and check out our various activities which are open to everyone!
- Wednesday, August 11 at 8 p.m. on the Fraîchement Jeudi YouTube channel: Panda Pride Special
A radio show featuring personalities and people of diverse sexual orientations. First, they discuss the plurality of gender affirmations, the particular impact of COVID-19 in our communities particularly affected by the pandemic and single elderly people who suffered even more severe isolation. A survey conducted on behalf of Egale Canada demonstrates this. For example, many people in our communities who are already in a situation of exclusion have felt doubly excluded by the confinement. Our communities also have a large proportion of single people who have not had the right to meet partners and have also experienced difficult isolation. Access to health care, especially for people living with HIV or trans people who require treatment for their situation. Government policies were primarily family-centered, even classic heterosexual families, and they forgot about our families. Mental health spending is already very insufficient according to experts, and has been slightly increased for the pandemic. But it was not enough. And what about jobs and our traders? Our communities have a large number of precarious workers, employees of bars, restaurants, shops, artists, etc. Our businesses have suffered greatly as well. Second, we talk about the resilience of our communities, how were they organized and what have we learned from the pandemic? Thirdly, what is the way to get out of it?
- Tuesday, August 10, at 9 p.m. on Twitch FierteMontrealPride: The Beirut ExDRAGavanza
The drag scene in Beirut is booming, and Helem Montréal invites you to experience it this Pride season!
The Beirut ExDRAGavanza is the first show of its kind in Montréal to feature six Lebanese drag queens in a virtual setting. Not only do we promise you entertainment, but you will also get an insight into the challenges faced by the drag queens and the realities of the Lebanese LGBTQ+ community at large. The show will be hosted by Montréal’s very own Miss Butterfly, who is also of Lebanese origin.
House of Gahd
- Thursday, August 12 at 10 p.m. on Twitch HouseOfGahd: COVEN Sinful Pride
A drag show featuring some of Montréal’s most powerful witches. Who will be the next supreme?
Cast your circle and summon your demons! Coven is here to set you free from the bindings of the patriarchy. Join us as we hex our enemies and reclaim what is ours!
COVEN is a monthly drag show featuring the most powerful witches, shapeshifters and ghouls in all of the land. BE WARNED… this show is not for the faint of heart. Glamourours, horrific, campy, punk-rock and always powerful, COVEN is taking you on a journey. Discover the power deep within and unleash your will upon the world.
Kiki House of Sankofa
- Monday, August 9 to Saturday, August 14 at 6 p.m. on the Instagram page @sankofa_Mtlchapter_: Virtu’Ose Capsules
Video capsules for young people (15-35 years old) and not so young people and featuring sensitive topics or realities in connection with issues of intersectionality, notably: racism, islamophobia, sexism, colorism, cultural appropriation, police violence and transphobia. The capsules aim to discuss these topics with a modern point approach, humor and especially, by focusing on the persons and the populations concerned, those who are so often forgotten by our traditional media outlets.
- Tuesday, August 10, from noon to 1 p.m. on Webex: Panel – Committed 2SLGBTQI+ Women
Join us on August 10 for a panel presented by lstw, TD Bank and Montréal Pride highlighting 2SLGBTQ+ women involved in their field of work and in their community. It is with passion that these professionals will share their knowledge and experience, all led by Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau acting as moderator.
- Friday, August 13 at 6 :15 p.m. on the NeoQuébe Facebook page(@InstitutNeoquebec): Unconditional Love
When we think of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, we think of the challenges, pitfalls, constraints… Society has been shaped by centuries of patriarchal and heteronormative culture. Yet, despite these difficulties, the 2SLGBTQ+ community has achieved in some parts of the world a certain amount of progress, and this despite the persistence of resistance.
This work is a documentary film that aims to be different in that it presents an aspect that has not been highlighted until now: the daily life of three 2SLGBTQ+ couples from diverse backgrounds who live in Montréal. Beyond the usual refrain and imagery always projected of the difficulties of racialized members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, this film aims to have a new look, to project this glimmer of happiness, of harmony in the daily life of a 2SLGBTQ+ couple. What these couples have in common: an unconditional love. And this is what is shown in this film.
Pet Play Québec
- From Tuesday, August 10 to Friday, August 13 at 9 :30 p.m. on the YouTube channel Le kink parmi nous – Montréal 2021: Le Collectif Kink Mtl 2021 – 4 episodes
Pet Play Québec offers you this video series in which you will discover the multiple facets of BDSM
practices and address your assumptions about this culture that is much richer than simple sex play.
- Thursday, August 5, Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7 on bramble.live: Queer Tech PrideHacks
PrideHacks is QueerTech’s annual hackathon designed to gather LGBTQ2S+ people and their allies to solve pressing tech issues for LGBTQ2S+ not for profits.
It serves local LGBTQ2S+ focused nonprofits that have a technology need that they are unable to solve due to a lack of resources and/or expertise. Last year, PrideHacks served 8 nonprofits, developed 9 technology solutions, and over 60 attendees donated 500 hours. It was executed by a team of 2 members and 5 volunteers. The event will take place virtually over 3 days and engage the LGBTQ2S+ community and its allies.
Réseau des lesbiennes du Québec
- Thursday, August 12 at 4 p.m. at the Montréal LGBTQ+ Community Centre: Lesbian BBQ
For this year’s Montréal Pride festival, the Réseau des lesbiennes du Québec (Québec Lesbian Network) will be putting on a lesbian BBQ! Grilled food and drinks under the sun to bring together LGBTQIA2S+ women who love women. Following the lenghty pandemic, this activity will be a rallying event while being safe, a moment to relax and be casual, festive and a perfect opportunity to mingle among ourselves. Only because that is what we need right now. We also would like you to discover tthe groups who work for us and have invited Centre de solidarité lesbienne, lesbo-sons and Archives lesbiennes to join us for this BBQ. The Lebian 4 to 8 p.m. BBQ will be a unique opportunity to come together and meet while we celebrate Pride!
- Thursday, August 12 at 4 p.m. in Lafontaine Park: A RÉZO Intervention in a Park Near You!
Our intervention teams have long walked the streets and the parks of Montréal to talk with cis and trans men who have sex with other men (MSM) including men and trans persons who are sex workers. For a moment in time during this year’s Montréal Pride festival, we will be setting up in a park to discuss sexuality, drug use, or just to have fun with you! We have surprises and special guests in store so don’t hesitate to come and join us!
- Friday, August 13 août between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Village, on Sainte-Catherine Street East: RÉZO Turns 30: Grab your Paintbrush!
RÉZO is showing off its colors! We need your help because this is a participatory project! Some muralists have put together a project based on the theme of inclusion in connection with the 30th anniversary of RÉZO. Each participant will get to give a “brushstroke”. Troughout the day, and with everyone on hand participating, the resulting opus at the end of the day should totally be a reflection of our community. Beyond its presence at the heart of the Village, the “making of” will be broadcast in real time online.
Join us and bring friends and grab a paint brush!
- Saturday, August 14 at 9 a.m. at Lafontaine Park: Beach Volleyball Tournament
A beach volleyball tournament to encourage the return to physical activity of our members and of anyone and everyone drawn to join in this great team sport.
- Thursday, August 12 at noon on Zoom: King for a Day – Personnality and choreography
Drag queens seem to be everywhere these days, and we love that! But where are all the kings? This workshop series will give participants the basics that they need to start building their drag king persona, look, and movement, and from there, their first number. People of all gender expressions are welcome!
To start us off, DeVery Bess (Calgary) will be giving an improv-based workshop on how to build your drag king persona. There are lots of ways to be a drag king, and DeVery will help you discover if you’re a funny king, a sexy king, and more. No material is required for this workshop.
Then, Montréal-based drag king and boylesque performer Slick Hardwood will be joining us for a series of movement lessons on how to move like a king, followed by an easy to follow choreo. For this workshop you will need some dancing room, a chair, and an object that represents masculinity for you.
These workshops are available in French and English. ASL and LSQ are available upon request to [email protected] before August 2.
- Thursday, August 12 at 5 p.m. on Zoom: King For a Day – Make-Up
Drag queens seem to be everywhere these days, and we love it! But where are all the kings? This workshop series will give participants the basics that they need to start building their drag king persona, look, and movement, and from there, their first number. People of all gender expressions are welcome!
Montréal-based drag king HercuSleaze, who is known for his incredible style and inventive makeup, will be joining us for the final installment of this drag king 101 course. His workshop will give you the basics on how to alter your face to make it more masculine, as well as how you can use your creativity to think outside the box of what “masculine” is. His workshop will also touch on how to choose your wardrobe in order to alter your body and build your character.
Participants can either watch and learn by watching OR you can have the option to follow along with these items:
– small selection of makeup brushes
– foundation in your skin colour and foundation or powder several shades darker
– loose setting powder (translucent or your skin colour)
– eyeliner (liquid or pencil)
– eye shadow colours you like
– optional items: highlighter, bronzer, facial hair pieces (can be handmade from household materials) and false eyelashes
Be sure to sign up for the other two workshops in the series, Personality and Choreography, featuring two award-winning Canada-based kings, DeVery Bess and Slick Hardwood!
This workshop is available in French and English. ASL and LSQ are available upon request to [email protected] before August 2nd.
Yoga Gai Zone MTL
- Wednesday, August 11 and Saturday, August 14 at 4 :30 p.m. at des Faubourgs park: Montréal Pride in the Yoga Zone
Born in India some 5,000 years ago, yoga is based on various principles aimed at harmoniously developing the body in order to make the mind lighter and the soul serene. It is also a way of thinking that is based on the idea that a healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand. Yoga keeps the body safe and slows down the aging process. Yoga is also developing your balance, knowing and controlling your body better and promoting its strengthening.
About the Montréal Pride Festival
Since 2007, at the initiative of Montréal’s 2SLGBTQI+ communities, the Montréal Pride Festival has been promoting their rights and celebrating their cultural richness and social advances. The largest gathering of the sexually and gender diverse (SGD) communities in the Francophone world, it works locally on a daily basis while serving as a beacon of hope for people living in 2SLGBTQI+ hostile regions of the globe. In 2020, the festival produced a 360 Edition with all of its festivities presented in a digital format in compliance with health measures in place then. In 2021, the festivities are being held from August 9 to 15 and will present a hybrid program mixing in-person physical events with virtual presentations. More information is available on the web page, the Facebook page, as well as Twitter and Instagram accounts.