RQS invites you to


on Saturday 23rd March at 22:00


179 Rue Jean Talon


**Our Safe Space team will be there**

For more details: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/168368029978933/?fref=ts


Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women

We, the Radical Queer Semaine (RQS) Montréal, stand in solidarity with Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and we invite you to participate in this year’s Memorial March ** on 14th February – 18:00h- St. Laurent metro **


Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (Missing Justice) invites you and yours to attend, spread the word about, and participate in this year’s Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women on Thursday February 14th, 6pm at St. Laurent metro.

The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street in Vancouver. Her name is not spoken today out of respect for the wishes of her family. Out of this sense of hopeless…ness and anger came an annual march on Valentine’s Day to express compassion, community, and caring for all women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Unceded Coast Salish Territories. Twenty-two years later, the women’s memorial march continues to honour the lives of all missing and murdered women.

This year, Montreal holds it’s 4th Annual Memorial March.

For more details, please visit http://www.missingjustice.ca/



Monday March 5th, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Location: Métro Berri – Beaudry – Papineau

The Association pour la Défense des Droits et l’Inclusion des personnes qui Consomment des drogues du Québec (ADDICQ) and the AQPSUD (L’Association Québécoise pour la promotion de la santé des personnes utilisatrices de drogues) unite at the three métro stations where homelessness and drug use have been heavily policed and politicized.

There will be actions outside three metro stations: Berri-UQAM [Ste-Catherine exit], Beaudry or Papineau. Followed by a demo at 5:30pm at Parc de l’Espoir,  (corner Ste-Catherine and Panet).


Queer In/Justice: Opening panel on criminalizations affecting queer people

Thursday February 23rd, 6pm-10pm

Location: SSPX

With the participation of:

L’AQPSUD : www.linjecteur.ca

La COCQ-sida : www.cocqsida.com

L’ASTTeQ : www.cactusmontreal.org/en/astteq.html

Arc-en-Ciel d’Afrique : www.arcencieldafrique.org/

Moderator: Jordan Arseneault.

In the context of a Conservative government that continues to introduce punitive and backwards criminalizing legislation (See Omnibus Crime Bill C-10), this opening panel and discussion will address topics of HIV criminalization; the refusal of the mayor of Montréal to allow Cactus to create a Safe Injection Site; Trasnsport Canada’s discriminatory regulations affecting transgender and racialized people; the criminalization of homosexuality in certain African countries and the homophobia and racism that LGBT new arrivals have to face; and the repression of queer peoples’ freedoms in general. The general introduction will take place at 6:30pm in French and English, followed by a introduction to the panel from an RQS collective member. Each panelist will present for 12 minutes on the issues affecting a specific community (or intersectionally), followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A. Whisper translation will be provided into French or English for the panelists’ presentations.


Vernissage  X Pose Vernissage 

Friday February 24th, 7pm-11pm 

Location: Fresh Paint Gallery, 180 Ste-Catherine East

NOTE: The exhibit will continue from February 22 to March 17th.  Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12-7pm. Nuit Blanche will host an event in the space on February 25th, 2012.

This year the Radical Queer Semaine art exhibit will take place in the Fresh Paint Gallery. It is a temporary exhibition space that shows street and public art, run by the Under Pressure graffiti festival.

Our artistes talk about what they care about, what makes them angry or sad or happy. What they love, whom they love. What and whom they hate. They expose information, knowledge and experiences that they want to preserve or help rediscover. News and ideas and events that are not otherwise heard, or that are just talked about for a second. Works that are loud or quiet or contemplative or nerdy. Ludicrous art, sexual art, identity art, political art, interactive art, garbage art.

With: Tom de Pékin, Andréanne Martin, Aids Action Now, Benjamin Owens, Camille Saint-André, Certain Days, David Whiteside, D’Agostino, Frank Suerich-Gulick, Ian Bradley-Perrin, Ianna Landry, Jamie Ross, Jessie Ziegler, JJ Levine, Johnny Forever, Julie Cardinal, Karen Boyles, Lauren Osmond, Laurence Laurence Laurence, Conrad, Marie Ashley Nelson, Marie-Maude Polychuk, Marc Beauchamp, Mark Unterberger, Prisoner Correspondence Project, Queers Made This, Rita-Adèle Beaulieu, Troy Davis…



Gloreebox: Fundraiser party for RQS and “Letters in color” project of Abu Nawas Algerian collective

Friday February 24th, 10pm-3am  

Lieu : Bar Le Drugstore, 3rd floor, 1366 Ste-Catherine East

5$, no one turned away for lack of fund

A dance floor experience, five DJS, hearts filled with joy, glitters, you, us, the Radical Queer Week 2012 … and you and me, them and they, on the third floor of the drugstore who scold for the second time after the runaway success of the 2011 edition. Gloreebox: a unique experience where fun is important because it is a fundraiser: 50% of profits for the Algerian project “The letters in color” of the organization Abu Nawas who receive a grade Queer library, through you / 50% for the SQG 2012. Gloreebox is love. Sharing.

DJ’s: Frigid, JNNBNNRCK, Like The Wolf, Maxime Armstrong, Plastik Patrik.

Beauty salon (free haircut & makeup): Françis-James Hawkins (Hair Stylist), Catherine Brunelle (Professional Make-Up Artist).

Hosting: Steph Rivard, les De Beaulieu.

Photo: Guillaume Bell.


Action Drag & Skating: The Comeback

Saturday February 25th, 8:30pm-10pm

Location: The Quays Skating Rink of the Old-Port

By the RQS collective

In 2010, the Radical Queer Semaine and PolitiQ-Queers Solidaires organized a Drag & Skating action at 1000 De La Gauchetière in solidarity with the skater Johnny Weir who had been the target of homophobic comments from sports journalist during his performance at the Vancouver Olympics Game (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llRe40ei4j0).

For its 4th edition, the RQS offers to repeat this unforgettable experience!

Drag & Skating is obviously about publicly fighting ordinary LGBTQ-phobias by embracing gender performativity, while still sliding on the continuum of our divers and amazing identities. But it is also a way to welcome…and seduce the Queer French delegation that came to visit us at RQS this year by giving them a taste of a traditional winter activity: skating!

To do so, we will take over the rink at Vieux-Port‘s dock in Montréal during the Nuit Blanche, Saturday February 25 from 8:30pm to 10pm (just before the Against The Wall sex party), wearing our most beautiful wigs, moustaches, jock strap, dress, overalls, jewel, makeup and other funky accessories…. The only problem is that the rink is not free and is 6$/person as well as the renting of skates…However, the RQS is offering free entrance to the 15 first queers that arrive ;-)

Come with your friends!


“Sugar Shag” Sex Party

Saturday February 25th, 11pm-3am

Location: SSPX

18+, suggested donation 10$. Have no money? Volunteer your way in…

Bring your plaid and your syrup…

Against the Wall is a Montreal based, sex and kink positive, queer collective that seeks to create  events where people of all genders and sexual identities can play together in a consensual environment.



Sunday February 26th, 9pm-midnight

Location: SSPX

WOMEN+ is an evening presented in collaboration with the VIHsion collective dedicated to women\trans folks of all genders and HIV.

A screening of short films will be followed by a presentation by special guest Jessica Whitbread (Toronto). Whitbread will be speaking about the recent AIDS ACTION NOW! poster campaign, focusing on her poster work FUCK POSITIVE WOMEN, made collaboratively with Toronto artist Allyson Mitchell.

To top off the evening, Whitbread will host one of her fabulous Tea Parties, which the artist describes as ‘pretty, dainty, lovely and fuckable. Vintage linens, fine china and baked goods will set the ambiance to make for an evening of candid and critical conversation about positive women and trans rights regarding their bodies and sexuality. We encourage you to wear your best, bring a teacup, perhaps some baked goods and eavesdrop to what this bunch of hens are talking about. I’ll give you a hint – its about HIV and fucking… shhhhhhhh!


Cinéputes : sex wokers movies

Monday February 27th, 8:30pm-11:30pm

Location: SSPX

By RQS collective and Feminist Alliance in Solidarity with sex workers rights (FAS : http://cybersolidaires.typepad.com/afs)

First part: Presentation, projection and public discussion on the follow up of Projet Épopée (french), that was presented during the 2011 RQS edition. With François Tremblay (co-facilitator of the project), Rézo’s Sex Work Program (http://www.rezosante.org/programme-travailleur-du-sexe.html) and participants of the project.

The Épopée collective was formed following the documentary Hommes à louer (Rodrigue Jean). Since January 2010, the collective has been working on a participative project that has been presented   using different spaces and medium such as the web, cinema and galleries. Épopée.me comprise different written stories, filmed and broadcast in collaboration with a group of sex worker from Montreal.

After Épopée the website (http://www.epopee.me), “Épopée -L’État du moment” that was screened in cinemas and at many festivals and “Épopée -L’État des lieux” that was presented at la Cinématèque during Dazibo’s residence its time to assess what has been done and all the unexplored possibilities…

Second part: “Working safely a right for all women”. Screening of short films on sex work (with french subtitles): Every Ho I KNow Say So by Lusty Day / Pye Jabobson, sex worker & swedish activist, of the serie  Sex Around the Wolrd / AMMAR: Argentinean sex workers are organized… and surprises…



Slam poetry presentation + CYPRINE zine launch

Wednesday February 29th, 8pm-9:30pm

Location: Touski (2361 Ontario East)

Launch of CYPRINE Zine, Sex/Desire/Capitalism: http://radicalqueersemaine.com/2012/workshop-zine-cyprine-sexdesirecapitalism

Presentation of Slam poetry of the Slam workshop : http://radicalqueersemaine.com/2012/workshop-slam-poesie-scene-ouverte



Wednesday February 29th, 10pm-3am

Location: Coop Katacombes, 1635 St-Laurent

Pay what you can 5-8$ -> no one turned away for financial reasons

Homosounds flaunts a showcase of some fabulous emerging queer sounds from Montréal’s local music scene.

The line-up includes: Frank & Sid Sami Basbous Echo Beach & the one and only Joseph Gabereau.

Accessibility info: To enter there is one step up, and the bathrooms are located in the basement down a flight of stairs. Seating will be available.

Facebook event here!


Stalle: queer performance art night

Thursday March 1st, 8pm-9:30pm 

Location: SSPX

10$ -> no one turned away for financial reasons

For STALLE, Radical Queer Semaine is committed to presenting new/original queer performative work that may not typically be seen in cabaret or bar-stage venues. We are proud to present two programmes Montréal, Toronto, Boston, Vermont, and New York City. The curators, Laura and Jordan, will host two back-to-back programmes of artists who are performing at STALLE for the first time. The works presented can be disturbing, can contain nudity, profanity, and the complete and utter rejection of normative expectations of spectatorship.

With: Alien Moon Partnership (Anthony Privatera, Boston), Tanya Crack (An T Horné, Montréal), Olive-or-Oliver (Toronto), Marie LaVierge (Montreal), Fantasy is Reality Unlimited (Alvis Choi, Toronto), Morgan M Page (Toronto), Tooth and Nail Puppetry Front (Lyndsay Love, Vermont), Sepia Tone Side of the Rainbow (Sokolowski / Rosenberg, New York), et Ryan Kai Cheng Thom (Montréal)


Stalle: queer performance art night

Thursday March 1st, 10pm-11:30pm

Location: SSPX

10$ -> no one turned away for financial reasons

For STALLE, Radical Queer Semaine is committed to presenting new/original queer performative work that may not typically be seen in cabaret or bar-stage venues. We are proud to present two programmes Montréal, Toronto, Boston, Vermont & New York City. The curators, Laura and Jordan, will host two back-to-back programmes of artists who are performing at STALLE for the first time. The works presented can be disturbing, can contain nudity, profanity, and the complete and utter rejection of normative expectations of spectatorship.

With: Alien Moon Partnership (Anthony Privatera, Boston), Tanya Crack (An T Horné, Montréal), Olive-or-Oliver (Toronto), Marie LaVierge (Montréal), Fantasy is Reality Unlimited (FiRU, Alvis Choi, Toronto), Morgan M Page (Toronto), Tooth and Nail Puppetry Front (Lyndsay Love, Vermont), Sokolowski / Rosenberg (New York) and Ryan Kai Cheng Thom (Montréal).


Emergent and Local Movies night: Short but Queer

Friday March 2nd, 9pm-midnight

Location: SSPX

An evening of short films from emerging queer filmmaker: Featuring princesses, flying food, blood, dolls, animation, golden showers, sex and more!

First part 

Fredster : “Fredster’s Disorder”
Lucas Crawford & Melisa Brittain : Elephant in the room
Marie Dauverne : “Les crevasses médiatiques”
What the film : “Beware”
Coralie Datt : “Portrait d’une poupée”
Johnston Newfield : “Cissy”
Myriam Jacob-Allard et Esther Splett : “Les princesses qui pissent”
Alexander Storm : “Midnight in Moscow #1″
Noémi McComber : “Prise d’assaut”
Marc-André Casavant : “Les aventures de Discosalope (épisode 1 : Vivre sur vidéo)”
Jessica MacCormack : “Where we were not, part I : Feeling Reserved, Alexus’s Story”

!!! Very explicit content !!!

*** Bonus Part ***

Short introduction in videos to post-porn (by Lee, Charlotte & Cécile)

Loree Erickson : “Want”
Collectivx Subporno : “Esto es Chile”
Lucía Egaña Rojas : “Mi sexualidad es una creación artística” (extracts)

Second part 

Bruce : Sweeter than roses

Mikiki Mikiki et Mr. Whorhag : Premièrement comme tragédie

and the porn video “Occupy my Throat”presented and commented by David Sokolowski!


Hip-Hop Queer Concert by Rough Diamond

Friday March 2nd, 11pm-3am

Location: 3796 #2 St-Laurent

Rough Diamond (http://roughdiamondmtl.tumblr.com) is a collective working to promote queer hip hop music and culture in Montreal. We organized a concert featuring queer vogue rapper Le1f as part of Pervers/Cité 2011, have put together several other concerts and fundraisers, and organize the monthly queer rap DJ night Queers Pump This.


Monster Ball: Because queers are not criminals!

Saturday March 3rd, 11pm

Location: 745 Ottawa Street

Pay what you can 10-15$, no one turned away for financial reasons


Free if you’re a volunteer: http://bit.ly/zdn7x


▼DJs▼ DJs▼ DJs▼ DJs ▼

▼ Salivation Army
▼ Like the Wolf
▼ Diskommander
▼ Wilde Boy
▼ Mess Mess


▼ perfo ▼ perfo ▼ perfo ▼ perfo ▼

▼ Olive or Oliver
▼ Douche La Douche


▼VJs▼ VJs▼ VJs▼ VJs ▼

▼ Tom de Pékin
▼ Tiger Lee


Mecca of contemporary art, the Darling Foundry is hosting this year our costume party for termination of the Radical Queer Semaine 2012. In addition to being the queer dance party out of proportion that we know, the Monster Ball IV – Return of the Monstr, will donate this year a portion of profits to the Montreal organization Arc-en-Ciel d’Afrique for their projects supporting LGBTQ people from Africa and the Caribbean…

>>>> For the pleasure of our queer eyes = Dress up!

For the pleasure of your queer ears = a 20 000 W sound-system!!!<<<

This event is made possible by www.headandhands.ca



Self-Care Brunch

Sunday March 4th, 5pm-6pm

Location: SSPX

A free brunch to take care of each others… and finish this wonderful week!


Prisoner Correspondence Project letter-writing night

Monday March 5th, 7pm-9:30pm

Location: Le Cagibi (5490 St-Laurent)

Join Prisoner Correspondence Project for the March edition of our monthly letter-writing night!  Cozy up with a warm drink in the backroom of le Cagibi, meet other non-incarcerated participants in the project, and write some letters, or get matched up with a new penpal! Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a seasoned penpal through the project or you’re interested in getting matched up for the first time.

We will start the night off with a short presentation on solidarity with incarcerated queer and trans folks and ways to get involved with the Prisoner Correspondence Project, before moving on to letter-writing.  Prisoner Correspondence Project collective members will be around all evening to chat about the project and available to talk about our experiences as outside penpals, and to support you in any questions you might have about your letters.

We are always looking for new non-incarcerated folks to become penpals!

Hope to see you there!

The Prisoner Correspondence Project is a collectively-run initiative based out of Montreal, Quebec. It coordinates a direct-correspondence program for gay, lesbian, transsexual, transgender, gendervariant, two-spirit, intersex, bisexual and queer inmates in Canada and the United States, linking these inmates with people a part of these same communities outside of prison.