Lesbian Visibility Day 2021
For a second consecutive year, due to the health measures imposed by the pandemic, the Quebec Lesbian Network (QLN) is presenting Lesbian Visibility Day (JVL) in the form of an online event that will offer exceptional programming, on two days! More than ever, it is essential to give visibility to LGBTQ + women and to offer them diverse activities to break the isolation and celebrate their diversity.
This year, Lesbian Visibility Day will take place on June 5 and 6. Note that a major spokesperson proudly joins the JVL, the top model Ève Salvail. Face of Jean-Paul Gaultier, she will be the first Quebec model to make her mark on the international scene. Over the decades, Ève has not hesitated to get involved with various causes close to her heart and the JVL is no exception! You will have the opportunity to discover the one who inspired the greatest, through a meeting, hosted for the occasion by Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau.
This year, the Visibility Award goes to comedian Katherine Levac and the Tribute Award to animation filmmaker and cartoonist Diane Obomsawin (alias Obom). To salute the incredible involvement of our two recipients, their careers will be honored through two virtual events, a humorous interview with Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau by Katherine Levac and the presentation of the acclaimed short film J’aime les filles (2016) by Diane Obomsawin, which will also be introduced by Katherine Levac.
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11am - Yoga with Triangle d'été
Join us for a yoga activity to start the day off right! You don’t need to be an expert in the matter, you just need to want to move! We travel to Île d’Orléans with the Triangle d’été to practice this sport that promotes well-being and health!
Watch here : https://youtu.be/LAXVzlVbxzs
1pm - Open Event
Hosted by Eugénie Lépine-Blondeau, this opening event will provide an overview of all the activities for the 2021 Lesbian Visibility Day weekend! The visibility and tribute prizes will be awarded to the recipients and you will have the chance to attend a live interview with this year’s JVL spokesperson, supermodel Ève Salvail!
Watch here : https://youtu.be/wpvMcqbVc4E
Website : Eve Salvail
Instagram : Evesalvail (@evesalvail) • Photos et vidéos Instagram
Facebook : Eve Salvail | Facebook
7pm - Film sreening J’aime les filles - Introduce by Katherine Levac and Diane Obomsawin
To end the day on a high note, meet comedian Katherine Levac and filmmaker Diane Obomsawin for an introduction to the film J’aime les filles. Followed, of course, by the screening of the film!
Summary of the film: “In this short film by Quebec cartoonist and animation filmmaker Diane Obomsawin (alias Obom), Charlotte, Mathilde, Marie and Diane tell their first love stories with frankness and candor. From one-sided love at first sight to mutual attraction, for each of them, the moment of sexual awakening joined an awareness of identity: the discovery of homosexual desire! ” (ONF)
Watch here : https://youtu.be/_ejuY_6B9yk
10am - Tarot with Ashley and Liz
In order to look to the future and have your questions answered, Ashley and Liz are giving away free tarot lessons! In total, 20 15-minute sessions are offered! To reserve your time slot, contact them at the following addresses and mention that you are making an appointment during JVL 2021! Good session!
Instagram : Ashley Achille (@ashleeyac) • Photos et vidéos Instagram
11am - Guitare class
To add some music to our lives, Franklyne will be offering an introductory guitar lesson. Franklyne is a singer, DJ, songwriter and performer from Montreal who has been working her way with music since her youth. From folk, to country, through rock, she touches all styles. Musical ears, to your guitars!
Access Franklyne’s notes by clicking on the JVL logo!
1pm - Guided Tour
Once again this year, our partner, the Never Apart center, presents its exhibitions in a virtual format, adapted to current circumstances. This year you will have the chance to visit virtually all of the following exhibitions.
Preston Buffalo – Digitizing Indigeneity
Danielle Fagen – Unravelling:
Never Apart TV Saison 4/ Season 4 of Never Apart TV
Golden Frequencies – Organisé par: Mayillah
Nico Williams- chi-miigwech
To close the JVL 2021, Itza and Maxine from Queer Tango Montreal have prepared a course for you demonstrating the basics of tango. “Queer tango is Argentine tango freed from traditional binary roles, it is a new conception of relationships between partners in dance. Argentine tango is an improvisational dance; The purpose of the lessons is to acquire a vocabulary that will allow everyone to express themselves in their own way. “
Watch here: https://youtu.be/q27ebfWw9uQ