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Fierté Montréal wishes to recognize the activism, resilience and contribution of individuals or groups who have contributed to the influence, defense and advancement of 2SLGBTQIA+ struggles. This is why Fierté Montréal presents annually the Claude-Tourangeau, Bâtisseur and John-Banks Awards.

Claude-Tourangeau Award

The Claude Tourangeau Award is presented annually by Fierté Montréal to an individual or organization for outstanding contribution to the fight against serophobia. The award was established in honour of activist Claude Tourangeau, who dedicated his last years to the fight against HIV/AIDS and to the support of people affected by it.

2023 Awardee

  • ALEXANDRA DE KIEIWIT

    titre posthume, le prix Claude-Tourangeau est remis à une activiste qui nous a malheureusement quitté beaucoup trop tôt en octobre dernier : Alexandra de Kiewit, activiste ayant lutté sans cesse contre la stigmatisation des personnes utilisatrices de drogues, des travailleuses et travailleurs du sexe ainsi que des personnes vivant avec le VIH. Le prix a été accepté par son frère, Ian Fillion de Kiewit.

2022 Awardees

  • JORDAN ARSENEAULT - BIO

    Jordan Arseneault, or Peaches LePoz as he is known in drag, is an HIV-positive activist, translator and performer in the Montreal queer scene.

    A co-founding member of the HIV-positive health and justice collective, SéroSyndicat, Jordan has been creating performative, social and political interventions based on his core concerns of sexuality, HIV, body alienation and social injustice since his diagnosis in 2006.

    Jordan participated in the creation of the Positive Lounge at the International AIDS Conference 2022, a caring space by and for people living with HIV.

  • JADE ELEKTRA - BIO

    Jade Elektra is a Florida-born, Toronto-based HIV activist, queer, Afrodescendant and performing artist.

    Jade is openly living with HIV and through activism and her art, she strives to make a positive impact on HIV positive, racialized and LGBTQ+ communities in Toronto and around the world.

    Jade is one of the founders of POZPLANET magazine and the POZ-TO Awards, which fights the stigma of HIV/AIDS through social events, as well as the writer and performer of several HIV-themed hit songs, such as "H-I-Vogue", "Undetectable" and "Love Hangover".

2021 Awardee

  • ANAÏS ZELEDON MONTENEGRO

2019 Awardee

  • DENIS-MARTIN CHABOT

2018 Awardees

  • ARIA NENGEH MENSAH
  • ONGINA

2017 Awardees

  • JOHANNE OTI
  • KEN MONTEITH
  • MARK WAINBERG

2016 Awardee

  • RÉZO

2015 Awardees

  • ACCM – AIDS COMMUNITY CARE MONTRÉAL
  • SIDA BÉNÉVOLES MONTRÉAL

2014 Awardee

  • CLINIQUE MÉDICALE L’ACTUEL

2014 Awardee

  • FONDATION FARHA

2014 Awardee

  • JEAN-LUC ROMERO

2013 Awardee

  • COCQ-SIDA QUÉBEC

Bâtisseur Award

The Bâtisseur Award recognizes the significant contribution of individuals and organizations who have worked to defend the rights of 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Montreal and Quebec or to promote our community.

2023 Awardee

  • BARBADA

    Dans une année marquée par une forte augmentation de la haine anti-LGBTQ qui a particulièrement ciblé les porte-étendards de nos communautés, nos drag queens et nos drag kings, Fierté Montréal a reconnu le rôle essentiel qu’a joué une de nos drag queens d’ici à défendre les droits des drags, à démystifier l’art de la drag auprès de la population et à sensibiliser les jeunes à l’ouverture et l’estime de soi : Barbada!

2022 Awardee

  • CELESTE TRIANON - BIO

    For this edition, the award was presented on August 3, 2022 on the main stage of the Esplanade of the Olympic Park to Celeste Trianon, an 18-year-old transwoman and trans rights activist at the Centre for Gender Oppression.


    This young activist, who organized the 2022 Trans March, was actively involved in stopping the Quebec government's first draft of Bill 2, which significantly threatened the rights of trans, non-binary and intersex people.

2020 Awardee

  • LUSS MARTIN

    Artist

2019 Awardee

  • LUC D'ARCY

    Artist

  • GERRY CYR

    Artist

  • ALEXANDRE REMY

    Artist

2012 Awardee

  • GROUP TD BANK

    A leading partner for Fierté Montréal since 2008 and several other LGBTQ+ community organizations and foundations.

  • DIVERS/CITÉ

    The organization that officially founded Montréal's gay pride in 1992 and the parade in its current form in 1993.

  • DAVID TESTO

    Professional soccer player, named “Most Valuable Player” of the Montréal Impact in 2009.

  • MARIE-MARCELLE GODBOUT

    Fondatrice de l’Aide aux transsexuel(le)s du Québec (ATQ).

  • KATHLEEN WEIL

    Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities of Quebec and Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

  • JEAN-MARC FOURNIER

    Minister of Justice of Quebec, Attorney General, Minister responsible for the fight against homophobia, and Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent.

John-Banks Award

The John Banks Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the creation and development of the Pride movement.

Récipiendaire 2023

  • LAURA YAROS

    Laura Yaros est une activiste lesbienne militant maintenant depuis 50 ans à la visibilité, à la reconnaissance et au rayonnement des femmes lesbiennes. 

    Elle a été impliquée auprès de la toute première organisation lesbienne de Montréal : Gay Women of Montreal. Laura Yaros a ensuite cumulé les formes d’implication militante, notamment auprès de divers groupes pour personnes LGBT juives : le Montreal Jewish Lesbian Group, Ga’ava et Nice Jewish Girls. Dès 1981, Laura Yaros s’implique à l’animation de l’émission de radio féministe et progressiste « Matrix », l'une des plus anciennes émissions de radio lesbienne et féministe en Amérique du Nord en plus de prêter sa plume à la première revue lesbienne montréalaise Long Time Coming.

2022 Recipient

  • ARMAND MONROE - BIO

    At a time when homosexuality was considered a crime, the man also known as La Monroe revolutionized gay bars, providing the gay community with cabaret and drag shows specifically designed by and for the community.

    On August 17, 1958, on its 24th anniversary, La Monroe succeeded in pushing hard enough to get gay men to legally dance together for the very first time.

    These decades later, it was an honor for Montreal Pride to remember, recognize and honor La Monroe for bringing the community together and providing safe places to celebrate and be authentic.

Récipiendaire 2019

  • JOHN BANKS

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