Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Slowdance Night in Ottawa: Valentine's Day Edition!

Come join us for our "Lucky in Love" Valentine's Edition of Slowdance Night in Ottawa!

With a lending library of designated dancers for all you wallflowers, and a dancecard-booklet to set up dances in advance, Slowdance Night has all slow songs, all night long!

Sway, turn and twirl your way through the hipster's alternative to speed-dating. It's high school with a happy ending, and it's queer, senior, and couple-friendly too.

  • "Relive the prom without the angst." - the Canadian Press
  • "In an age where physical contact is a scarce commodity, an event that brings strangers safely together is long overdue." - The Montreal Gazette
  • "I really like hugging people, and this is like, a five-minute hug." - Telyn Kusalik, one of our guests
Friday, February 13th, 2009
Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset st. W (at Bronson)
Doors at 9:30, Dance from 10 PM - 2 AM
$8 admission includes your dancecard!

For more info, join our facebook group,
"Slowdancers of the World Unite & Dance Slow"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Faggity Ass Friday! Nightwood & Coulees!

Cum on out, but cum early! Ha! "Butt cum". Nightwood & Coulees both did their thing at the last launch, so it's like that except the show is a benefit for queer and sex-positive sex-ed (i.e. The Sense Project) and there is more emphasis on dressing like teen, as per this Nightlife article by the wonderful Marilis.

Check out the queerific Nightwood video The Bikeriders here and Coulees at Pop Montreal 2008 right here...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Queer danse party bénéfice ce samedi!

Art performance de Danny Gaudreault en début de soirée, post-sexual hot tunes par DJ Mécanik & Jonnybonnyrock toute la nuit, cheap drinks & cheap drunks, retro-cool kitschy kissing booth, table de massage masseur inclu, video projections, peut-être même une muffin sale!

Venez faire lever nos fonds. No one turned away and we mean it.

1710 Beaudry 21h-3h
10$ suggested donation

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Gender Construction Zone

Announcing the new Gender Construction Zone:

Are you a young trans, gender variant or questioning person looking for a community, and people to talk to who can relate to your experiences? Are you looking for a way to explore your gender identity without "out"ing yourself to your friends, family, or others in your life? Do you know someone in a situation like this?

There's a new group in town for for young transgender, gender variant, genderqueer, and questioning people. It will be a peer support, resource sharing, community building, and discussion group to address the current lack of such a group in the Montreal anglophone community. The group will meet weekly on a yet-to-be-determined date, hopefully starting by the end of January.

We aim to make the Gender Construction Zone a totally confidential and non-judgemental space. We aim to welcome people of colour from all class backgrounds, of all sexualities and dis/abilities. If there's anything we can do to better accomodate you let us know.

If you are interested in attending the group or finding out more about it, contact us at tranniesatwork@gmail.com, and we can let you know where and when the group meetings will be held.

Telyn Kusalik
Gender Construction Zone facilitator

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Weekly Vieo -- Sexy Music!

Straight from the emerald isle -- bowl mullets, cigarillo mics, ill-fitting pleated satin onesies, awkward reverse-ostrich dance moves (2:20), and rouge, rouge rouge.

It's the Nolan Sisters!

Thanks Alexandra!

Noisemakers for 2009: Kate Lamothe and Nora Rohman!

Check these two out in the latest issue of the weekly Montreal Mirror magazine. They're on fiyah!

"When it comes to queer organizing in the city, especially when it comes to queers having safe fun, Kate Lamothe and Nora Rohman have got it covered. As queer community organizers, they like to keep their options open—kind of like their non-monogamous relationship to each other."

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Audio Smut: The Erotica Show!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Unplug the phone, turn off the lights and turn the heat and the volume way up.

Audio Smut's bringing you a couple erotic stories, the conclusion to our spoof noire detective soap opera and a chit chat about first encounters with erotica.

~An excerpt of an XXX story by Jaqueline Applebee (from Best of Women's Erotica series fame)
~ Some steamy stuff about sailors
~The criminal behind THE CASE OF THE MISSING VIBRATOR: Pleasure's returning to Pleasureburg

Radical Queer Semaine Fundraiser, 2009

x Radical Queer Semaine Fundraiser, 2009 x

Event: Saturday, January 17th, 2009, 9pm-3am
Location: Comité social centre sud, 1710 Beaudry, Montreal

Featuring a performance by emerging artist Danny Gaudreault, and
post-sexual hot tunes by DJs Mécanik and Jonnybonnyrock

Radical Queer Semaine invites one and all to a night of performance and sweaty sexy dancing at the Comité social centre sude, 1710 Beaudry, Montreal. $10 suggested donation, no one turned away. All proceeds go to the week of events, actions, workshops, and general pro-queer inclusive arty mahem known as Radical Queer Semaine. For our Facebook group please see "Radical Queer Week 2009 -La semaine des Queers radicaux 09".

The Queer Semaine Radicaux is a group of individuals working together, and hoping to collaborate with as many people and groups as possible towards creating a week of events, workshops, community based direct action, local visual and performance art productions,food sharing, and getting our anti-oppression freak on.

Ideas/submissions for Radical Queer Semaine so far:
- All-ages queer punk show
- Video projections and slumber party night
- Queer winter carnival (fruitcake breakfast, trash figure skating in
Parc Lafontaine, queer ice sculptures in Vieux-Porc, high heel races in
the snow...)
- Art expos and zine walls
- Radical queer dimanche (local performance art!)
- Valentine's Day pansexual play party in collab with Against the Wall
- Tons of interactive workshops
- [Insert your idea here] ...or send it to
- And sooooo much much much more!

Contact: radical.queer.semaine@gmail.com

Friday, January 02, 2009

Lovely ladies loving ladies on-line

Check out the new-and-improved (and sexy!) nomorepotlucks.org website. Very awesome! Print on demand option available too!

Issue #1 Jan-Fev 2009 Birth | Début


Mary Bryson
Cathy Opie
Bruce LaBruce
Les Scandelles
Dianah Smith
Line Chamberland
Julie Doucet
Waawaate Fobister
Stu Marvel
Trish Salah
Allyson Mitchell
Nicholas Little
Mathilde Géromin
Elisha Lim
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Nikol Mikus

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Weekly Video -- Happy New Year!

Out with the old, in with the new! Here's Jayne County circa late 70s with "Are You Man Enough to be a Woman?". Cheers.

Thanks Mike!