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New addition to our counseling team!

giroWe are excited to welcome Girolamo (Jerry) Russa as a Life Coach in training. He has been working very hard at Concordia University to complete his Professional and Personal Coach Certification (PPCC). His program is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF). His type of work requires patience, passion and dedication to helping people find happiness and persevering through life’s challenges.

We are fortunate to have Giro as a kink/alternative lifestyle aware coach since this is still a major obstacle with therapists and counselors today. University programs are still teaching the “old” philosophy of perversions for psychology and medicine. It’s shocking to many students who are currently taking these classes and well versed with the kink/poly/BDSM world. This information is still biased on gender, lack of formal long-term evidence and research, and stigmatizing.

Giro will be offering workshops, group coaching sessions, and one-on-one individual sessions to practice the knowledge and skills he’s gained from his training. You can contact him at giroru@icloud.com or by phone at 514-991-3866. To learn more about Giro, please check out our counseling section.

 

Welcome to Sir Master Marc as our official “Flogging” educator!

Photo by Sir Master MarcLast Sunday marked our first day with Sir Master Marc as our official educator for Flogging. He has been a player and educator in the local Montreal BDSM community for more than 10 years. We are honored to have him with us at the ALCC. Marc is incredibly skilled when it comes to the art of flogging and he’s also an expert at technique, style and knowing what types of floggers to choose. He joins us with a strong and positive reputation which we hope creates confidence in anyone learning the art of flogging from him. Check out his profile to learn more about him.

Poly project

(english below)
Bonjour à toutes et à tous,
Andreanne Martin et son équipe travaille actuellement sur un projet cinématographique sur le thème de la non-monogamie, de l’amour libre et du polyamour. Nous sommes toujours à la recherche de participant(e)s. Nous recherchons des personnes vivant des relations non-monogames. Nous serions intéressés à rencontrer des personnes de tous les âges et de toutes les situations. Read the rest of this entry

Bisexual Group – October 9th

bisexualThe Bisexual Group gathered on October 9th. After a round-table of presentations, we attacked this month’s main subject: pornography! The subject was dissected meticulously and we proceeded to discuss about the influence of Internet over our sexuality. We had a brief digression about strict hetero-/homosexual orientations, and touched the subject of common issues and solutions between bisexuals, which is the essence of this group. Read the rest of this entry

September 11th Bisexual Group

bisexualWe gathered as usual on the 2nd Sunday of September to discuss the subject of bisexuality. We covered the subjects of curiosity (in the sense of sexual or genuine curiosity, but also in the sense of the “hetero-curious” and “homo-curious” sexual orientations).
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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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