Images and text © Linda Dawn Hammond 1990 / 2018

2015 was the 25th Anniversary of SEXGARAGE, a turning point in Montreal's gay history and what some consider to be Montreal's "Stonewall". Photographer Linda Dawn Hammond was at the party and documented the event as it unfolded, which included a vicious and homophobic police attack on the SEX GARAGE patrons. She was invited to be a Guest of Honour at the 2015 Fierte Pride Events in August. Her 1990 photos of SEXGARAGE, the Love-In at Police Station 25 and subsequent protests were on exhibit during Fierte Montreal 2015. See end of this page for details and recent press coverage!

Images and text © Linda Dawn Hammond 1990/2018



The Party


The Police Attack


The Press


The Love-In at Station 25


Inside Station 25




Aftermath(s)- (NO)Trials and Tribulations

25th Anniversary of Sexgarage. Uncensored Exhibition: The Photos You Weren't Meant To See
Exhibit by Photographer Linda Dawn Hammond, Guest of Honour 2015 Fierte.
August 12-16, 2015, Place Emilie-Gamelin (corner Sainte-Catherine and Saint-Hubert), Montreal. Free.


Demotix (Montreal), Fierte Montreal Pride 2015 Photographs- Linda Dawn Hammond, 19 aout, 2015,

The Link (Montreal), The 9th edition of Montreal Pride came to a close Sunday, with the Pride parade attracting tens of thousands of spectators downtown despite a heat warning in effect for the city. by Matt D’amours, August 17, 2015,

TVA Nouvelles Premiere publication (Montreal), EN IMAGES Defile de la fierte gaie: soleil, chaleur et foule! 16 août, 2015, (Montreal), Sex Garage: le "Stonewall montrealais" qui a mobilise la communaute LGBT il y a 25 ans de Ariane B.,14 août, 2015,

Daily VICE (Montreal), Modern Slavery, Domestic Spying, Sex Garage Interview, August 14, 2015

VICE du Jour (Montreal), Sex Garage, chaos a Kos et resistance au Yemen 13 aout, 2015,

Fugues (Montreal), Cafe des Arts - Les artistes de Andre-Constantin Passiour, 13 aout, 2015,

Fugues (Montreal), FIERTE MONTRÉAL — LEVEE DU DRAPEAU Ne pas oublier les gais discrimines dans le monde! de Andre-Constantin Passiour, 13 aout, 2015,

Daily XTRA (Montreal), Montreal’s historic Sex Garage raid in photos. Photographer Linda Dawn Hammond captured the infamous police raid and love-in By LINDA DAWN HAMMOND August 13, 2015,

CBC News and Daybreak Radio Interview (Montreal), Montreal Sex Garage LGBT party raid, 25 years later Interview with Mike Finnerty, August 12, 2015, Review, Photos

Daily XTRA (Montreal), Witness captures violent police raid at Montreal’s Sex Garage Photojournalist Linda Dawn Hammond documents historic 1990 event of ‘Montreal’s Stonewall’ by RICHARD BURNETT August 11, 2015,

Daily XTRA (Montreal), Sex Garage raid: 25th anniversary of Montreal’s watershed moment How an infamous police raid in 1990 irrevocably changed Quebec’s gay politics by RICHARD BURNETT August 6, 2015,

Fugues (Montreal), EXPO PHOTOS- FIERTE MONTREAL Linda Dawn Hammond se souvient de Sex Garage de Andre-Constantin Passiour, 02 aout , 2015,

Tourism Montreal (Montreal), MONTREAL PRIDE PAINTS THE TOWN PINK by RICHARD BURNETT July 23, 2015,

Ricochet Media (Montreal), Sex Garage 25 years later: a turning point in the fight for gay rights by Taylor C. Noakes July 21, 2015, Review, Photos

La Presse (Montreal), UN POINT TOURNANT POUR LA COMMUNAUTE LGBT July 16, 2015, Review, Photos

Concordia University News (Montreal), A Spark in Pride movement. Alumna photographer to be recognized for vital role in Sexgarage incident by Guenevere Neufeld, July 15, 2015, Review, Photos

Montreal Gazette (Montreal), Sex Garage Raid a Turning Point in Montreal's LGBT Activism by Richard Burnett, June 27, 2015, Review, Photos

Fugues (Montreal), IL Y A 25 ANS... Se souvenir de Sex Garage de Yves Lafontaine , Andre-Constantin Passiour, 16 juin, 2015,

Parallélogramme (Toronto), Theory That Makes You Spasm, Author: Ki Namasté, Vol 20, #3, 1994, p.56-63

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