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                         Nuit de Montréal,
                    Montreal’s LGBT Pride Parade
[Montreal, June 20, 2006] – For the second year in a row, Montreal’s Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgendered Pride Parade will take place at night, kicking off the seven-
day celebration. Taking place on Sunday, July 30th at 20h45, the parade will travel along
René-Lévesque Boulevard from de Lorimier (just under the Jacques-Cartier Bridge) to St-
Hubert Street. There will be a minute of silence at 21h30.

Now in its 14th year, Montreal’s LGBT Pride Parade permits people from all walks of life to
join together for a communal celebration of our differences and similarities. Last year
Divers/Cité received 5 stars for its decision to turn the traditional LGBT Pride Parade into a
night celebration. Participants can expect more of the same this year, with even more
participants undertaking the creative challenge of finding ways to shine in the night.

This year’s theme is Nuit de Montréal and participants and spectators are encouraged to
raid their closets for anything glittery and luminous and join us along Réne-Lévesque
Boulevard for a radiant celebration of Montreal’s diversity.

NEW THIS YEAR: After the parade, the public is invited for a post-parade nightcap in Émilie-
Gamelin Park where images from this year’s parade will be broadcast on a giant outdoor
screen. For this evening the park will exceptionally be open until 00h30.

Sunday, July 30
Nuit de Montréal, LGBT Pride Parade
René-Lévesque Boulevard, from de Lorimier to St-Hubert
Departure: 20h45

For the complete schedule of events, please visit

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SOURCE:                      Christopher DiRaddo
                             Communications | Divers/Cité

MEDIA RELATIONS:             Des Ruisseaux Communications 514.272.3072

                             Alain Des Ruisseaux, # 202

                             Véronique Côté, # 203

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