Queers through the Years (video)

[Video Link] Joe Sabia directed the 3rd annual Queer of the Year in Montreal. Basically a two week competition in Montreal to promote Montreal as the most tolerant, accepting place on earth. (which it just might be). "Queer of the Year" in Montreal. "Basically a two week competition to promote Montreal as the most tolerant, accepting place on earth," says Joe, "Which it just might be."



  1. Depends on what kind of acceptance and tolerance you are looking for.

    Try ordering breakfast in broken French while so hungover you’re pouring the ice water the restaurant provides onto your head. See if the waitperson doesn’t coldly reply in heavily accented but perfect English, thereby denying you your attempt at French immersion.

    1. If you’re an anglophone with a thick anglo accent and you want people in the service industry in Montreal to speak French to you, you need to ASK THEM. Here, the polite thing to do if someone is having a lot of trouble with one language, and you can tell from their accent they speak the other, is to switch if you’re able.

      I’m certainly not going to go around claiming that francophones are always polite to anglophones, but switching languages to whichever one is easiest for both people IS the accepted norm here. The server probably just assumed that you didn’t know s/he spoke English well.

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