Book Signing at the ALCC: Author of Trans-Oriented, Michael David Freel, joins us!

trans orientedWe are honored to have Michael David Freel at the ALCC to sign copies of his book, Trans-Oriented. Join us Sept 18, 3016 at 3pm.

As written on Amazon.com: Topical, wickedly frank, instructive…and frequently hilarious, Trans-Oriented is perhaps the world’s very first romance guide for men whose sexual orientation is inescapably drawn towards transgender women. With everything a TGentleman will need to know about dating, friendship, romance, love, and sex with a TGirl, this comprehensive look at a seldom-examined world is jam-packed with information and practical advice. And it won’t shrink from hitting readers upside the head with a ‘clue by 4’, either. The stereotype-shattering Trans-Oriented will be a Read the rest of this entry

Deconstructing Gender Stereotypes: A Dancing Experience

dance-02Come join us Sept 25, 2016 at 5:15pm for a unique workshop that puts a creative spin on such a sensitive topic.

Sivan says, “What makes us say a particular way of moving is more masculine or feminine?” To deconstruct these cultural stereotypes, we’ll first explore the components of a movement (timing, muscle tone, direction, smoothness, etc.). That will help us understand how they contribute to Read the rest of this entry

ALCC welcomes our new Rope Educator for 2016, Isabelle Hanikamu

We are very pleased to announce that Isabelle Hanikamu from Kinbaku Dojo Montreal, will be teaching our rope classes in her unique and mesmerizing style.

She has trained under 奈加あきら Naka Akira and brings her in-depth knowledge and experience to the ALCC to share with everyone.

Below are the dates of her workshops.

Sep 25 1pm (13h)

Oct 16 3pm (15h)

Nov TBD

Dec 18 3pm (15h)

 

Study on non-heterosexual females

Are you a woman who is NOT heterosexual?

If YES, then you are invited to participate in my project focusing on women’s health and healthcare experiences in the greater Montreal area!

To participate, you need to:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Identify as bisexual, pansexual, queer, questioning, or anything other than heterosexual (even if you are not “out”) (trans* women included!)
  • Have accessed healthcare in the last 10 years

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July 10th Bisexual Group

bisexualWe gathered this Sunday, as usual, after the Poly groups. The month’s topic was “living in monogamous relationships”, a subject that brought varied opinions about the advantages and disadvantages of closed relationships for bisexuals. We used this article to start the discussions, and flowed towards the varied degrees of open relationships. The discussion engaged after that towards particularities of relationships between bisexuals, bi-hetero and bi-homo couples. Read the rest of this entry

June 12’s Bisexual Group

Under the watchful eye of Natalie, Prince had the great pleasure of animating the latest Bisexual Group. After a round table of presentations, Prince talked about the Kinsey, Red-Purple and Klein scales, thus charting a bunch of terms: hetehpugkesrosexual (straight), heterocurious, heteroflexible, pansexual, homoflexible, homocurious, homosexual (gay/lesbian). Prince mentioned the existence of romantic, sexual, behavioural and social factors in everyone’s orientation.
The Purple-Red scale brought yet another dimension that we inspected, and we went on with other dimensions such as gender identity and interest in kink, that we found had generally no correlation between each other.

Some participant wanted to come back to last month’s subject -when to consider coming out- with a particular case of office flirt, that the group enjoyed discussing about. Read the rest of this entry

Bondage & Kink! / Ligotage et Kink!

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Sunday the 15th of May saw a lot of kink, from bondage to bringing kink out of you and not needing to feel any shame. We had a Bondage 101, Conscious Kink, then the Bondage Practice group!

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May 8th Bisexual Group

bisexualWe gathered again in the beginning of Spring to bounce our latest ideas around. After a round table to present ourselves, we exchanged on several topics:

  • Known “coming out” techniques
  • “Who should be come out to?” (the “need to know basis” is a subjective line)
  • The parallel between coming out as polyamorous and coming out as bisexual
  • A clarification on what pansexuality meant to each of us
  • Particular social rejection felt by male bisexuals
  • How to make the perceptions of the people around us evolve
  • Going with the flow (as an everyday lifestyle) and “Bisexual invisibility”
  • Romantic versus behavioural bisexuality (in reference to the Purple Scale)
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Looking Back: BDSM Group May 3, 2015

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Contessa_Alura(a) opened the meeting, mentioning the ALCC(b)’s resources (books, workshops, counselling specialists) and Safe Space Policy. Participants were encouraged to ask questions and share their personal opinions while always respecting the opinions and tastes of all other participants. This meeting will be about Mistress_Magnum(c) and slave_feel(d) sharing their real-life BDSM(e) experience: They will share thoughts about their relation. Read the rest of this entry

April 10th bisexual group 

bisexualThe Bisexuals group gathered on this pre-spring Sunday with the firm intention of debating around the nuances contained in the Urban Dictionary’s definition of the Unicorn and bounced off to discussions related to applications of bisexuality in polyamorous context. We then covered concepts like the impostor syndrome and the junction of fetishist considerations in bisexuality, to end up comparing our flirting methods and tactics. That might be the subject of the next group. The group finished off in a restaurant, where we exchanged freely amongst ourselves. By the amount of laughter, I can say every participant had quite a lot of fun when we figured that the trick to successful flirting is simply not to be creepy. Thanks to everyone that attended for their awesome attitude and see you around!

Prince