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Richard Burnett
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"As Michael Musto is to New York City, Richard Burnett is to Montréal." - The Montréal Buzz
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Richard Burnett has self-syndicated Three Dollar Bill in Canada's alt-weeklies for 15 years, been banned in Winnipeg, investigated by Royal Newfoundland Constabulary over charges TDB was "pornographic", gotten death threats, outed politicians like former PQ leader Andre Boisclair, been vilified in Jamaica's daily The Gleaner for trashing anti-gay dancehall star Sizzla (who would go on to write the 2005 hit song "Nah Apologize" about Burnett and UK activist Peter Tatchell), pissed off BB King, crossed swords with Mordecai Richler, been screamed at backstage by Cyndi Lauper and got the last-ever sit-down interview with James Brown. Burnett was Editor-at-Large of HOUR until the Montreal alt-weekly folded in 2012, is a columnist & writer for both Fugues and Xtra, writes the POP TART blog and "Seven Days Seven Nights" column for Montreal daily The Gazette, is a pop-culture pundit on CJAD 800 AM Radio and CURTAINS UP Virtual Media Network. Burnett was named one of Outlooks magazine's Canadian Heroes of 2009, famed porn director Flash Conway dubbed Burnett "Canada’s bad boy syndicated gay columnist" and The Montreal Buzz says, "As Michael Musto is to New York City, Richard Burnett is to Montréal." Read Three Dollar Bill online at http://bugsburnett.blogspot.ca/
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My latest piece for +DailyXtra.com , about the May 21 #Opera  de #Montreal  world premiere of the landmark gay opera ‪#‎LesFeluettes‬ (also known as Lilies in English) by Australian composer Kevin March and #Quebec icon Michel Marc Bouchard: “I don’t have a political agenda,” says Bouchard. “It was never my goal to pit church and religion against #gay life. My dream was to a write a love story. Les Feluettes is like Romeo and Juliet. It is about a man who tells another man, ‘I love you.’”
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My latest story for +Concordia University's news blog, an interview with kick-ass Montrealer Lauren Kisilevsky about her impressive #Hollywood journey at +Walt Disney Studios LA 
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My latest piece for the +Tourisme Montréal news blog, about every MUST-SEE exhibition at #Montreal museums this summer: Plenty of haute-couture fashion, antiquities and nudity!
Priceless antiquities from ancient Pompeii, the famous Moulin Rouge posters of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the “shocking” homoerotic photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe and Italy’s iconic post-war fashion designers are just some of the blockbuster museum exhibitions on display in Montréal this spring and summer. The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts is having a huge year: Visitors are raving about the current POMPEII: A Roman City exhibition which chron...
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My latest piece for the +Montreal Gazette: "The #Montreal Fire Department is one of North America’s biggest with 2,441 firefighters. Yet just 32 of their firefighters are women and 20 are visible minorities. This weekend the department is hosting two open houses, one targeting women, the other First Nations’ members and visible and ethnic minorities primarily between the ages of 14 and 24."
This weekend the Montreal Fire Department is hosting two open houses, one targeting women, the other First Nations’ members and visible and ethnic minorities primarily between the ages of 14 …
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My latest piece for the +Tourisme Montréal travel news blog, an interview with designer and landscape architect Claude Cormier, the man who created #Montreal's famed #PinkBall installation
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Happy  #Robigalia  Day! The Roman Empire celebrated male #sex workers every April 25, and taxed them until 498 AD. As Cato once noted in the second century BC, "The value of male prostitutes exceeds that of farmlands." Read about it in  #ThreeDollarBill http://goo.gl/lE4lem (Photo: "Male hustler standing on street corner" by William Gedney via Duke University Libraries)
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#RuPaul  annointed me "Beyonce" during this 2005 cover-story interview for #HOUR magazine. Beyonce is now my drag name (I also answer to "Rhoda"). You can still read my full-on 100% uncensored raunchy interview with RuPaul here: http://hour.ca/2005/07/21/you-better-work/
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What was the first aircraft to fly over the City of #Montreal , on July 2, 1910? Find out in my latest story for the +Tourisme Montréal news blog: http://goo.gl/hF0vsz #Aviation   #History  
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My latest story for the +Tourisme Montréal news blog: What was the first aircraft to fly over the City of #Montreal , on July 2, 1910? The exact replica is also on display at the small but pretty awesome Montreal #Aviation Museum in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Plus VIDEO!
The Montréal Aviation Museum is a small working museum with big dreams.
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My classic #ThreeDollarBill  interview with #MIKA : The British pop star celebrates #Montreal , Freddie Mercury and #Gay Liberation! Read it here: http://goo.gl/HqGMmi (Selfie with Bugs snapped by Mika)
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Happy #Robigalia Day! The Roman Empire celebrated male #sex workers every April 25, and taxed them until 498 AD. As Cato once noted in the second century BC, "The value of male prostitutes exceeds that of farmlands." 
There are plenty of reasons I like American author Mack Friedman: I love his name because every time I say "Hey, Mack," I feel like I’m a gangster in an Edward G. Robinson flick; I think Mack’s a genuinely entertaining writer...
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I was proud to be MC of the #BlueMetropolis  Foundation's sold-out  #ComingOut  benefit at #Montreal 's HOTEL 10 to fight homophobia and promote diversity among our youth, with guest-of-honour, out American poet +Richard Blanco, fifth (and first out) poet to read at a US presidential inauguration, having read at Barack Obama's second inauguration. The April 14 event was#BlueMet's first-ever sold-out benefit, and it was real nice to see Montreal's  #LGBTQ  community out in full force. Bravo! Et Merci.
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