Tag Archives: Quebec

Montreal Paper Unmasks Prominent Neo-Nazi [VIDEO]

The Montreal Gazette reports: One of North America’s most influential neo-Nazis lives in Montreal and is organizing a white supremacist network on the island.  Zeiger” is the pseudonym for the second-most prolific writer on the Daily Stormer, an extreme right-wing news website that attracts upwards of 80,000 unique visitors a month. The site traffics in conspiracy theories, refers to African-Americans ...

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QUEBEC: Mosque Terrorist Loved Trump, Wore MAGA Hat, Followed Breitbart, InfoWars, Coulter, Ben Shapiro

The Montreal Gazette reports: Evidence from Alexandre Bissonnette’s computer presented in court Monday indicates the Quebec mosque shooter was obsessed with U.S. President Donald Trump, Muslims, Dylann Roof, mass shootings and feminists. In the month before the shooting, Bissonnette was checking Trump’s Twitter feed every day and reading news about Trump on a daily basis, according to evidence presented at ...

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CANADA: Quebec Mosque Shooter Was Facebook Fan Of Trump And Marine Le Pen, Trolled Refugee Group

You can’t be surprised by this: Social media postings by the suspect in the shooting attack that killed six persons and injured 19 at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday evening indicate he was a fan of US President Donald Trump, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and the Israeli army. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, was arrested as a suspect in ...

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Gay Americans Promote Montreal Tourism

Tourisme Montreal has enlisted a number of well-known gay Americans to promote LGBT tourism. From yesterday’s Montreal Gazette: A parade of American celebrities and local vedettes filmed a video series of performances and interviews in Montreal this summer to help promote the city to gay travelers, in Tourisme Montreal’s new Do Your Thing In MTL video series. Olympic figure skater ...

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Montreal Mayor Busted For Fraud

The interim mayor of Montreal, Michael Applebaum, was arrested today and charged with multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy. Quebec police said the charges involve at least two Montreal real estate transactions from 2006 to 2011 and hundreds of thousands of dollars traded hands. “These allegations rest essentially on obtaining permission and political support on two real estate projects,” said ...

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Quebec Launches Anti-Homophobia Ads

The province of Quebec has launched five-year $7M ad campaign to combat homophobia. A public display of affection between a couple shouldn’t usually elicit a reaction from people.  But what if those engaging in that passionate smooch are a same-sex couple? The Quebec government has launched a unique advertising campaign designed to get the province thinking about just how open-minded ...

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MONTREAL: Catholic Deacon Busted For Child Porn Production & Distribution

A deacon with the Archdiocese of Montreal has been arrested on multiple charges related to child pornography. A prominent West Island deacon who used to speak publicly about sexual crimes has been charged with the production and distribution of child pornography following a police investigation. William Kokesch, a 65-year-old deacon of St. Edmund of Canterbury Parish in Beaconsfield, was arrested ...

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Human Poutine

A stunt from Montreal’s Queer Of The Year contest.

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At Montreal Pride 2012

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QUEBEC: Province Launches First-Ever Registry Of Homophobic Acts

In what is being touted as a world-first, the province of Quebec has launched an official registry to track acts of homophobia. With funding from the Quebec Justice Department, the campaign is being administered by Montreal’s gay helpline, Gai Écoute. Gai Écoute’s anonymous and confidential Registre des actes homophobes will document complaints ranging from name-calling in schools to psychological harassment ...

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CANADA: Quebec Province Allocates $7M To Fight Anti-Gay Bullying

Just in case you’ve momentarily forgotten to envy Canada, Zack Ford at Think Progress tips us to this: Quebec government will spend $7 million over the next five years on programs aimed at fighting bullying and discrimination against gays and lesbians. Justice minister Jean-Marc Fournier said money will be shared among agencies working to protect the rights of gays, lesbians, ...

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La Grande Danse @ Divers/Cite

Montreal’s Divers/Cite climaxed yesterday with an all day street party called La Grande Danse, which was headlined by the red-hot Freemasons. This clip was shot quite early in the day while opener DJ Danny Verde was spinning and before it got super-packed. I’m told about attendance at the party peaked at around 40,000.

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Morning View – Montreal Detritus

Club flyers, bar rags, Divers/Cite guides, etc etc. Embiggen for a closer look. In the upper left is my VIQ pass, which Divers/Cite co-founder Suzanne Girard told me stood for Very Important Queer, Queen, or Quebecois, my choice.

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RECAP: Montreal Day 4

Saturday began with a trip to the “24-hour hipster joint and poutine mecca,” La Banquise, where my able homo-guide ordered us the traditional version of Montreal’s specialty seen several posts below this one. From there we went to Parc Lafontaine in the Le Plateau-Mont Royal borough, where we lounged on the grass and scarfed our fries and curds. Lafontaine seems ...

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Afternoon View – Real Poutine

This is for the purists who dissed yesterday’s poutine post.

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Evening View – Poutine!

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RECAP: Montreal Day 3

Yesterday my able homo-guide started our excursion at the famous St. Viateur Bagels in Montreal’s hipster-heavy Mile End, home to many of the city’s artists, musicians, and writers. Think Billyburg, but with slightly fewer sleeve tattoos. The bagels aren’t very New York-y, more like unsalted warm pretzels, therefore I liked them. After bagels, Daniel rented me an orange electric scooter ...

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Afternoon View – On Mount Royal

Today’s excursion included a trip to the top of Montreal’s namesake. More on today in tomorrow’s recap. I hope to see some of you local homos tonight at Gotha at 9pm!

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RECAP: Montreal Day 2

Yesterday my able homo-guide from Touisme Montreal and I picked up a couple of Bixi bikes and made an all-day excursion across the enormous Jacques Cartier Bridge over the St. Lawrence and down onto Île Sainte-Hélène in the middle of the river, where we toured Parc Jean-Drapeau. There we circled the Biosphere from the 1967 World’s Fair and rode the ...

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Morning View – Bixi Stand

Montreal has a fantastic public bike system called Bixi (bike-taxi), in which you can swipe a credit card and take a bike for free for up to 30 minutes. Longer rides start at $1.50/hour and are very reasonable thereafter. You can return to the bike to any of the numerous docking stands around town, making them perfect for short one-way ...

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