Gay Community

The rise of Mado Lamotte, queen of Montreal's Gay Village

30 years after Mado 1st took the stage, Luc Provost reflects on her evolution and the Gay Village itself<p>Luc Provost has slipped into an orange satin …

LGBTQ

Homophobic insults used in Gay Village attack: police

An assault that included the use of various homophobic slurs took place in the middle of the Gay Village on Sunday, Montreal police say.A 23-year-old …

Canadian News

PRIDE OF AURORA: Gay family matters in A-Town

Robby Libuse, left, poses for a portrait with his son Nathan, 12, husband Matt Bond and their dog Fiz Gig, in their Aurora home. Philip B. …

LGBTQ

Ex-CEO of male escort service website learns his fate

Jeffrey Hurant, who ran Rentboy.com, was found guilty of promoting prostitution within male escort service website

Crime

Ex-CEO of male escort service website gets 6 months prison

NEW YORK – The former CEO of a once-popular male escort service website who pleaded guilty last year to promoting prostitution was sentenced to six months in prison Wednesday by a judge who said she wanted to send a deterrent message even though she knows the business helped people.<p>Jeffrey Hurant, …

Crime

Gay Men Are Going Missing In Toronto Again. What The Hell Is Going On?

Since 2010, at least five gay middle-aged men have disappeared from Toronto's Gay Village under strange circumstances.

Culture

Montreal's Formula E race gains some fans, but pains some businesses

One lap around the track at Montreal’s ePrix Sunday morning and Steve Constantineau was hooked.<p>His son Mathieu not so much.<p>“Amazing, just amazing!” …

Canadian News

Two missing men revive old fears in Toronto’s gay community – VICE News

<b>Sign up for the VICE News Canada newsletter</b><p>Police have established a task force, dedicated to investigating what happened to men who disappeared from Toronto’s gay village. In the process, they are openly questioning whether the two disappearances are connected to three other men who vanished from …

Crime

Task force set up to investigate disappearance of two men with ties to gay village

Toronto police have assigned a dedicated team of officers to investigate the disappearance of two men with ties to the Church and Wellesley streets …

Crime

Watchwords: Test your skill, with bated breath

I have a skill-testing question for you.Back in April, the Globe and Mail ran a story about local reaction to the Montreal Canadiens’ early exit from …

Canadian News

Letter of the Day: Maddin publicly supported gay community

In response to the report “Maddin says he wasn’t Pride Parade pioneer as Saskatoon mayor” (SP, July 4).<p>While former mayor Jim Maddin (2000-2003) did …

Canadian News

Exclusive: Police task force established to help find missing men

CityNews has learned a special task force is being set up to try to find out what happened to a pair of missing men from the Gay Village.Flyers have …

'Back home we can’t kiss': the gay badminton star forced to flee Uganda

Megan Nankabirwa and her partner, Lydia Nabukenya, had to leave their country for the UK after being chased by an angry mob<p>A few days after Megan Nankabirwa returned from competing in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, she was dining with the president of Uganda. A week later, she was being …

Refugees

Don't let Formula E critics get you down, say mayor, race fans

Mayor Denis Coderre argues race will help Montrealers feel pride for their city<p>This week's Formula E race has businesses worried about revenues, …

Formula E

Billy Manes, Voice For Orlando's Gay Community After Pulse Shooting, Dies at 45

Billy Manes, a leader in Orlando's gay community, died suddenly last week at the age of 45. Ari Shapiro met Manes in the days after the Pulse night club shooting last year and has a remembrance.<p>Transcript<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:<p>Someone we have heard on this program over the last year died suddenly on …

LGBTQ

You call this a giant dinosaur? Dismal web reviews of Canada’s most beloved attractions

If this year is anything like 2016, a flock of tourists the size of the population of Nova Scotia will be coming to Canada this summer. While most go …

Canada

Concerns grow in Toronto’s Gay Village over number of missing men | Watch News Videos Online

July 14 2017 7:00pm<p>01:50<p>Fri, Jul 14: There are growing concerns in Toronto’s Gay Village over the number of men who have gone missing in recent years …

LGBTQ

Owner of Boy Butter Talks Sliding into the Mainstream

Back in 2003, Eyal Feldman started his then coconut oil-based lube brand, Boy Butter, with a 16-ounce butter tub-shaped container that he officially launched at the International Mr. Leather competition, the largest "pageant" within the leather community. "My whole goal with it was to make …

LGBTQ

Red Head Cove couple sees bright future for gay community

Shawn Hyde (left) and Brian Nolan celebrated their marriage during a surprise celebration set off by the community of Red Head Cove.<p>©Chris Lewis/The …

Canadian News

Killer Goat Man Chases You In This Puzzle Based Visual Novel

When you think of a visual novel, you probably think of pursuing super sexy romantic interests (or pigeons). Most of the interactions in these games …

Interactive Fiction

The best places to celebrate Pride this summer

London Pride may end this weekend – the main parade takes place 8 July – but there are plenty more places to celebrate the rainbow flag this summer. …

Europe

The British state still needs to apologise to the gay community

“Poof”, you’d call us. “Queer”, “Bum Boy”, “Ponce”. We all grew up being jeered at. We were children, but we were still homosexuals. Was there …

LGBTQ

Indonesia's gay community driven underground after police raids | Reuters

By Gayatri Suroyo and Stefanno Reinard<br>| JAKARTA<p>JAKARTA When an angry mob of Islamists threatened to burn down a place hosting a gay and lesbian film …

Indonesia

Indonesia’s gay community driven underground after police raids

WHEN an angry mob of Islamists threatened to burn down a place hosting a gay and lesbian film festival in Jakarta in 2010, Indonesian police came to …

Extremism

Indonesia's gay community driven underground after police raids

JAKARTA (Reuters) - When an angry mob of Islamists threatened to burn down a place hosting a gay and lesbian film festival in Jakarta in 2010, Indonesian police came to protect those staging it.<p>A volunteer at the festival, Adi, 28, now fears that instead of safeguarding their rights authorities are …

World News

Man killed by police was facing eviction and distressed, neighbours say

A distressed man shot dead by Montreal police in his subsidized housing unit Tuesday night was facing eviction from his apartment on July 1 and …

Crime

Tuesday night police shooting adds to list of BEI investigations

In the hours following Montreal police fatally shooting a man in the Gay Village Tuesday night, 12 investigators from Quebec’s Bureau des enquêtes …

Policing

Man dies after being shot by Montreal police in Gay Village

A distressed man shot dead by Montreal police in his subsidized housing unit Tuesday night was a troubled individual who lived alone, neighbours …

Canadian News

'Hey Margaret, go to Hell'

Certain embittered activists shouted, “Homophobia’s got to go” and “gay, straight, black or white, marriage is a civil right.”<p>However, most media …

Tim Farron

In Trump’s America, racism on gay dating apps is getting worse

Ross Hammond hadn’t received a message in weeks.<p>A 30-year-old gay man who lives in New York, he keeps a folder filled with various dating apps on his …

LGBTQ