It is Montreal Pride’s 10th anniversary! To celebrate, we reached out to our Montreal riders, partners and team members to share their stories and messages of what Pride means to them.

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LaDrag On-Fly, Drag Queen at Cabaret Mado
Proud Uber Rider 

“The drag queen community is colorful and full of many facets. Being a drag is not limited to a male becoming a female, it can be a woman who becomes a male, or even a women who exaggerates certain characteristic of another woman. For me being drag is a form of show where I play a woman. I am not less of a man for that. For others, being a drag queen is a way to express their femininity, and that’s alright too. Everyone is welcome in the world of drag queen and that’s what is fun; that our community welcomes all types of people. For me, pride is accepting who you are, and most importantly who you’re not. It’s about being true to yourself. It’s as simple as that! Life does not have to be complicated, and being proud should not be complicated either. Do not ask yourself too many questions, everything will be alright!”


Frede Rioux, Founder of Millenya 
Proud Uber Rider 

“Members of the LGBTQ community help each other out. They are fun and smiling. They are who they are. They are gay. They voice it and they embrace it! When you are true to yourself, life is fantastic. I love the Montreal LGBTQ community. There is a lot of entrepreneurs in the making, a lot of diversity and a lot of acceptance. Every style and personality is represented.[…] There are a number of coming outs in one’s life; whether it’s related to your sexual orientation or to you career choice – just do it – do it and be who you are. Life is too short. Whether you think you’re too tall, too short, too fat, too blond, that you have too many pimples, be proud of who you are. This is what pride is all about. Take pride in who you are and what you are because you are unique and this uniqueness is beautiful.”


David, Uber Brand Ambassador 
Proud Uber Rider 

“Only when you will accept who you are will you truly be yourself. Do not waste time trying to be someone you’re not because you will never be able to blossom. Do not be afraid. Do not hide. The LGBTQ community is here for you. One of the beautiful things about our community is that it is united and there are so many resources available to help you. The LGBTQ community is very diverse. You will find people whose sensibilities and personalities mirror your own, from the most discreet to the most extravagant. You see it in pride. You see colourful personalities and attire, as well as more quiet and laid-back people. Diversity is the fabric of our community.”

“This world is full of hate. So if two people are in love – gay, straight, or otherwise – why does it matter about anything else.” – William, Driver-Partner

“As long as you are happy, does it matter who you fall in love with?” – Guillaume, Driver-Partner

“You can’t live your life for someone else, and you can’t let someone else tell you how to live your life. If you do so, you will never live your own life.” – Ali, Driver-Partner

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