November 29th was one of the 5th Sundays we have flogging workshop and group, and an extra workshop. This month was Extreme Flogging with Mr Panda, followed by the Flogging group, which was followed by Pet Play with Mx Prince and Rosemabby. In the workshop, Mr Panda talked about different ways Read the rest of this entry
The ALCC/CCVA was at the Montreal Pride festivities again, at Community Day and in the Parade. Thank you to those who helped at the table, and thank you to those who marched along with us!
Community Day was great! A chance to meet people and talk about what the ALCC/CCVA is and does and make as well a lot of connections with local groups! It was hot in the sun, but we all had a great time!
The Parade was FABULOUS! Again near the leather and rubber community, and marched behind the leather flag! Vanessa got the crowd going when they got too quiet, encouraging them to make noise! Lots of presence! Like a rock star! Needless to say I think her voice was hoarse afterwards. But she says it was most definitely worth it! And all this with a broken knee cap! I guess once a soldier always lol. She soldiered on well.
We look forward to next years Pride!
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
On Saturday, December 10, the ALCC held its Annual Holiday Brunch at 1000 Grammes (formerly Kilo).
Also on display were photographs of Theresa from Sweden, in latex in public. The photos are wonderful, and the photos below don’t quite capture how good they are (you have to see them in person!)
The food was wonderful, the chat lively, fun, and interesting. It gave some a chance to catch up with friends we haven’t had a chance to catch up with in a while, and for some to make new ones!
There was even a game of trivia, the four winners received individual cards with gifts inside (yours truly won one, and just loves her card and gift!).
Pierre Black presented an interesting workshop on relations manifesting. After asking what the people attending were into, he customised the workshop to answer their problems. We had some very diverse problems but he helped everyone.
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
This was another very interesting workshop. Contessa Alura talked about the different type of candles. What to use and what not to use. Also how to prepare the play area and security items you should have when doing wax play. She then started her demonstration on her lovely model. After dripping some wax on him, she decided to blindfold him so Read the rest of this entry
Warren and Kyran provided us with an illuminating workshop on Asexuality. One way of defining an asexual person is as: someone who does not experience directed sexual attraction. Just getting into that definition led to some very interesting conversation, questions and comments. Asexuality is a sexual orientation, rather than a lifestyle in itself. But the issues surrounding it made Read the rest of this entry