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Circulation42,000 (2013, certified by CCAB)
First issueApril 1984
CompanyEditions Nitram
Based inMontreal
LanguageFrench English

Fugues is a gay magazine, which publishes monthly in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, since April 1984.[1] The magazine is primarily in French, although some English content is published as well. It focuses on news related to LGBT communities, gay culture, nightlife, health, fitness, fashion, travel, festivals, arts and entertainment. Over 180 pages of news, trends, culture, nightlife, community activities, special folders and opinion articles.


This magazine aim to highlight both the popular and under-the-radar events, personalities and products that appeal to a diverse range of local LGBT and from around the world visiting Montreal (and Quebec Province), through a variety of portals that includes a 30-year-old print publication, an interactive website (updated daily), a digital newsletter (sent twice a week) and an extensive social media presence.[2] FUGUES’ informed commentary on a variety of topics—including nightlife, dining, entertainment, politics, community issues, fashion, travel, sports and celebrity— informs a community and engages an influential and loyal readership.[3]

The magazine aim to highlight both the popular and sideline events, personalities and products that appeal to a diverse range of gay men and women.[1][3] Colorful, diverse, fun and with a sense of humor, Fugues' provocative perspective on Entertainment, Politics, Trends, Health, Travel, Sports and Celebrities tend to inform and engage its readers in order to support and promote the GLBT community. It features a listing of locations in the current Quebec gay scene as well as softcore erotic advertisements and a large directory section, including community group informations, business contacts, real estate, ads for health and body care, massage and escort services, counselling services and phone lines. It also features an horoscope column with a love twist, several columns, several features and special sections each month.[3]


Fugues is published as an alternative format (7" X 10,25") glossy magazine, similar in size to a comic book, and is distributed as a free publication not only in Montreal's Gay Village, but also all over town and in selected cities across Canada — Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and over 20 smaller cities all over the Province of Quebec. It is the only LGBT magazine title in Quebec with a regular print circulation.

Fugues has been reaching its market effectively since 1984. Fugues' outreach of well over 255,000 monthly readers is well maintained through the following ongoing tools : • Monthly free publication (average certified circulation of 39,000+ copies reaching 210,000+ readers) • The Virtual PDF version of that publication • A daily updated news oriented website • Weekly E-Newsletters • Active Facebook page with devoted fans

Each month the magazine offers more than 160 pages of valuable articles on a large diversity of subjects, and several columns written from its main audience's perspective by leading and well respected journalists, celebrities and community leaders.


The magazine is published by Éditions Nitram.

Yves Lafontaine is the director/editor in chief. Contributors to the magazine have included André C. Passiour, Michel Joanny-Furtin, Denis-Daniel Boullé, Julie Vaillancourt, Olivier Gagnon, Patrick Brunette, Eric Paquette. Photographers Robert Laliberté, Oscar Ochoa, Perry Senecal, StudioFotofusion's Dominic Brunet as well as Montreal’s high camp drag queen Mado Lamotte, wine critic Olivier de Maisonneuve, local DJ Louis Costa, Andre Roy (one of Quebec most notable poet and critic) are part of the magazine's eclectic panel of contributors.

Other publications by the same publisher

Cover of Guide Arc-en-ciel for Fall 2000-Winter 2001
Cover of Guide Arc-en-ciel for Fall 2000-Winter 2001

Fugues publishers publish a number of other publications including:


  1. ^ a b Par Annabelle Blais (26 July 2012). "Fugues à travers le temps". Métro. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ "1984, ce fut l'année de... La descente de Bud's". Fugues (in French). Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Gay Guide Toronto Fugues