Category Archives: Queer

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

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Valentine’s day Bisexual Group

bisexualOn February 14th -such a romantic day-, the Bisexuals Group gathered  between 17h and 19h to review what Wikipedia had to say about bisexuality. We went diagonally through the pretty long article (reading the interesting sections),and stopped from time to time to discuss various subjects. Read the rest of this entry

Drop-in Day Returns, Tips For TG and Alt Lifestyles /

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The Alternative Lifestyles workshop gave a quick look into what we, the ALCC/CCVA are essentially about, and the various alternative lifestyles and marginalized identities and sexuality and what they are. It even brought in more membership!

The Drop-In was an informal meet n greet, with people getting the chance to asked questions about the ALCC, and the alternative lifestyles as well. And there was even chance to share a laugh or two!

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Latest Bisexuals Group Meetup

Sunday January 11th, after the English polyamory group, Prince hosted the Bisexuals Group where a dozen participants shared their opinions about the “Bi-dar”, classic dating techniques, success and failure stories, explored the subject of a possible correlation between gender-bending and bisexuality, then some nuances between romantic orientation versus sexual orientation and finished with a rich brainstorm on how to increase the visibility of the bisexuals community in Montreal by ways of initiating some movement. Prince took all ideas in note and will make some happen shortly.

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Alternative, and more

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On November 1st, we had the Alternative Lifestyles workshop, Disability group, and the Gender Empowerment group.

In the alternative lifestyles workshop, Vanessa covered not just alt lifestyles but as well marginalized identities and orientations. In it, polyamory, swingers, nudists, BDSM, asexual, bisexual, and trans among more were covered. Don’t forget! This is the workshop you need to attend to become a member! Read the rest of this entry

NEW GROUPS NOW IN SESSION!!!

We are happy to announce two new groups to the ALCC!!!

BISEXUALS GROUP: Sophie & Nathalie Co-Facilitators – 4th Sunday of each month from 17:00-19:00

SUBMISSIVES GROUP: Sissy Chastity & Gilles Co-Facilitators – 1st Sunday of each month 17:00-19:00

And not quite confirmed JUST yet… a DOMINANTS GROUP: Potentially held the 4th Sunday of each month 15:00-17:00

We thank these wonderful folks for bringing these fantastic new groups to the ALCC and wish them all the best in growth and development of their endeavours!

– CA

Gender Isn’t Binary

The Gender Diversity Group met on Sunday, Dec 11, and while sparsely attended (holiday season does that! lol!) the discussion was lively and interesting.

One thing that has become apparent is that those who are gender fluid need to be protected by law. It is hard enough being transsexual in a workplace, but those who are gender fluid can face some even harsher discrimination.

For some gender is binary, for example male or female, but for some it is more than that. And society does tend to ignore this, despite the fact that it is increasing.

– Vanessa, Secretary

Gender Can Be Diverse

Gender Diversity Group (Former Trans Unite Group) Sunday October 9, 2011

The ALCC’s Trans Unite Group has been renamed the Gender Diversity Group, to be more clear that it is and always open to all gender identity variations. As well, it has changed to a new location – the 2110 Center For Gender Diversity on Mackay. This location is a bit more accessible, and for those who may be put off by any security guards at the entrance, there are none. A huge thank you to the 2110 Center for allowing us to kindly use their space! Read the rest of this entry

I Love a Parade!

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Yes, the ALCC was at the Pride Parade too!  On Sunday, August 13th, 2011 (or is it 3011 since that was the theme? hmmmm) we took part in the parade, marching proudly with the banner, between the CFI (Centre For Inquiry) and Monsieur Cuir.  We had quite a few join us in the parade, and we all did what we could to be festive, cheer on the crowd, and thank the crowd for coming.

It was a long parade route, starting at Guy and Rene Levesque and going all the way to Saguinet.  Not something you want to do in heels lol!  Or while wearing a full female mask with PVC outfit!  A couple of us learned a lesson or two from what we wore, but yanno… it was worth it!  Although the temperature was not as high as Saturday, we all drank a whack of water along the way.

The crowd was receptive, happy, cheering, and enjoying the parade.  Some of us were even asked to pose for photos either alone or with others!  A big thank you to the spectators again for showing up, showing support, and cheering on the parade!

“Jesus” even showed up! 😉  He marched with both us and the CFI, which made for some interesting photo ops!

After the parade, though, we simply had to find somewhere to sit, relax, and regain energy so a bunch of us from the ALCC and CFI stopped at the St Supplice for some water, beer, sangria and munchies!  The walk back to the car also turned a lot of heads too lol!

Thank you to all those who marched with the ALCC!!!!  You really made a difference and your support for both the ALCC and Pride is truly truly appreciated!

– Vanessa Cummings, Secretary

ALCC at Pride Community Day!

The ALCC was at Montreal Pride Community Day on Saturday, August 13, 2011 with a booth at the corner of Montcalm and Ste Catherine, providing information on the center and as well of course alternative lifestyles and marginalized identities.  Contessa Alura, Petal, Vanessa and Amelia volunteered to be the reps on site that day.

It was a beautiful hot and sunny day, perfect for the community day!  A little hot for perhaps Contessa Alura in her purple latex dress though! lol!  We all drank a good share of water needless to say!

Petal performed a rope harness on Vanessa (moi! 😛 )  and there was quite a bit of interest in the center, materials, and what we do.  I think we came close to running out of ALCC pamphlets!  Hope to see some that stopped by that day at the ALCC in the near future!

 

– Vanessa Cummings, Secretary