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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

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Radical Queer Semaine Conference “Educating Sexualities” March 10

Radical Queer Semaine 2011

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On Thursday, March 10, the ALCC attended the Radical Queer Semaine 2011 conference “Educating Sexualities”.  The panel included Michel Dorais (Dead Boys Can’t Dance), Plan Q (MYCAH, PolitiQ, ASSÉ and La Centrale), Head & Hands (Sense Project) and Shelley Taylor (Venus Envy, Ottawa). 
Being discussed was how there is so little sex education in the schools now in Quebec, and what could be done to encourage more of it and for it to be far more diverse than it was and is. Without educating on sex, the different sexualities and different gender identities, we risk the youth not having the knowledge and understanding that they would need in later life experiences.  It was a very well attended conference, with many great ideas and discussions.
The ALCC had material available about the centre and alternative lifestyles, and made some great contacts with not just those on the panel but many within the queer community.
The Radical Queer Semaine has many interesting activities going until March 20th, more here, and do feel free to attend what you can!
Vanessa,
Secretary & Facebook Group Admin