Queer Legends: Hot Chocolate by Claudy Philius

Discover how "Black music" transformed the 1990s club scene in Canada’s second largest city. Meet Claudy Philius, who created two of the hottest regular club events for Montreal’s Black Queer community. Hot Chocolate and the Girls In the Hood celebrated Black culture and music, when black people were often made to feel unwelcome in the gay village. Philius’ events cut through the white privilege and were so successful that hip-hop rooms started popping up in bars all over town (not just the village). Have a listen and find out if a fresh cup of ‘Hot Chocolate’ may get served up after the pandemic.

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