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Fierte Montreal 2013 - Montreal Gay Pride Celebrations 2013

Celebrating Montreal Gay Pride

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Not to be confused with the city's long-running Divers/Cite festival, held in late July and early August, the Montreal Pride/Fierte Montreal Parade and Community Day celebrates its seventh year from August 12 to August 18, 2013 (about two weeks after Divers/Cite, the popular gay arts and culture festival).

The festivities take place over seven days, from Monday through Sunday, with events centered on the Gay Village, and in particular, Parc Emilie-Gamelin. In the official program, you can view a full list of events over the course of Montreal Pride/Fierte Montreal, including an LGBT Rights Conference, a women's networking social, a kids day, numerous parties, a movie night, a Pride Run, and several other related gatherings, arts presentations, literary readings, and more.

Saturday, August 17, is the all-important Community Day, from 11 am until 5 pm along rue Ste-Catherine E, and featuring presentations by dozens of community groups and organizations. That same day, there's the Official Montreal Dyke March taking place in the Gay Village, a Photo Expo, a Pride Run set for Parc Mont-Royal, and several big parties taking place that night, including La Nuit des Bears party, fetish-themed PIG, WIGD cabaret, Cuir as F*ck women's leather party, and. Then on Sunday, August 19, there's a Montreal Gay Pride Parade along blvd. Rene-Levesque, commencing at 1 pm.

Many gay bars as well as gay-popular restaurants, hotels, and shops have special events and parties throughout Pride Week. Check the city's great gay resources, such as Tourism Montreal's Gay Website, the French-speaking LGBT news magazine Fugues, and the About.com Montreal Guide to the city's Gay Village.

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