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GayCalgary® Magazine

April 2018 Edition
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Featured Articles

INTERVIEW - Barenaked Ladies & Steven Page
Special Exhibit Launches at Studio Bell
It was a performance we never thought we’d see. On March 25th, 2018 at the Juno Awards in Vancouver the Barenaked Ladies – Ed Robertson, Kevin Hearn, Jim...
VIDEO INTERVIEW – Fairytales Film Fest 2018 opens with a Calgary Queer History Documentary
James Demers talks about Celebrating their 20th Anniversary and Name Change, plus Intersectionality in Queer Film
For the past 20 years, Fairytales Queer Film Festival has been highlighting films and documentaries of queer stories from around the world to audiences...
VIDEO INTERVIEW – Eliza Taylor at the Calgary Expo
Talks about 'The 100', Dogs, and Gay Rights
For the past four years, The 100 has been using its platform on evening programming to break expectations as well as barriers. But truly, what would be...
BeefDip 2018, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
For more photos from this event along with some photos that are NSFW, check out http://www.gaycalgary.com/pa1780...
INTERVIEW - Jason Walker and Tony Moran - Together Again in “I’m in Love With You”
The Dynamic Duo of the Dancefloor Prove Third Time Is the Charm
"There’s so much turmoil in the world right now, the dance floor needs a song like ‘I’m in Love with You,’" says Jason Walker of his latest single...
INTERVIEW - Wisdom with Swag
Openly pansexual pop artist Yaysh asks people to give her — and love — a chance
Yaysh understands that she presents a unique challenge to many people.  She is an androgynous-looking female, white MC and a singer who often crosses...
TRAVEL - Edmonton, Alberta
Shopping, Arts and Culture, with a diverse LGBTQ+ Community
As part of all the travel features GayCalgary has been doing on places we sponsor events at, writing a travel feature about Edmonton is something that...
What’s New in Cabo and Cancún
A guide to Mexico’s glittering getaway gems, East and West
Unabashedly colorful and overflowing with culture, cuisine, and beaches, beaches, beaches, Mexico is a prime vacation destination, but with competing coastlines...
VIDEO - Bears In Black & White
4 Panda’s Make Calgary Zoo Debut
It’s the event 30 years in the making. On May 7th, 2018 at an event that included dignitaries from China, Federal, Provincial and Municipal representatives...
TRAVEL - Pride Journey
Milan & Turin, Italy
In the past decade, I have traveled around the world, visiting 3 continents in the past five years alone. The one destination that always seemed to elude...
VIDEO INTERVIEW – Lethbridge Pride Celebrates 10 years
Going Big with Headliners Stacy Layne Matthews, Jaxx Garcia and DJ Dopamine
After 9 years of putting on an amazing inclusive pride for southern Alberta’s LGBTQ+ community, Derrick Antson of Lethbridge Pride talks to GayCalgary...
VIDEO INTERVIEW – Lou Ferrigno at the Calgary Expo
Talks about the 'Hulk', fans, and his gay fans
At 66 years old, legendary bodybuilder and actor Lou Ferrigno quickly developed a reputation at the 2018 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo as a workhorse...
INTERVIEW - Winning Kiss
Billy Winn Releases First Single from Upcoming Dreamland EP
Out artist Billy Winn has been captivating audiences with his energetic shows and music releases that range from high energy dance records to R&B and...
NSFW - Feasting on Fetish This Summer
As fashion and fetish-wear continue to become increasingly intertwined, designers are striving to incorporate the latter’s seedy aesthetic into their collections...
INTERVIEW - Laughing Our Heads Off with Kathy Griffin
Our favourite comic makes Calgary debut
"What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger." It’s a saying that has been used to describe overcoming odds. If anyone can identify with that saying...

Online Articles

THEATRE - “We Will Rock You” Arrives Home
A Look At Alberta Produced Touring Production of Queen Musical
When the Queen Jukebox Musical We Will Rock You hits Alberta for multiple dates across the province later this month, it’s a homecoming of sorts. Produced...
THEATRE - Stage West’s “Mamma Mia” Worth Taking A Chance On
Last year Stage West’s holiday show was the stellar Jersey Boys, showing that the company can create on its smaller stage a show that measures up to the...
THEATRE - Waitress Doesn’t Dish Deep Enough
New Musical Has Heart But Misses Some Important Issues
Based on the 2007 film, Waitress is playing until Sunday at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium before heading to Edmonton’s Jubilee Auditorium Nov 26th –...
OPINION - Pride: 1969, 2019, 2069 and beyond - what now?
As Pride season in Canada and the USA is winding down, we’re also closing the season of criticizing Pride festivals. Beyond people bemoaning corporate...
THEATRE PREVIEW - RENT Returns For 20th Anniversary Spectacular
Touring Production brings Jonathan Larson’s original vision to the Calgary Stage
"How do you document life when life is getting more like fiction each day?" The lyric from Jonathan Larson’s RENT seems even more relevant today...
INTERVIEW – Equal Marriage, Gay Rights and Gay Pride
Responses from UCP leader Jason Kenney from back in June 2004 when he was running for the Federal Conservatives
With the upcoming 2019 provincial election, we wanted to showcase past interviews that we have done with Jason Kenney (when he was running in the 2004...
“Come From Away” Worth the Hype
Canadian Production makes Calgary debut
At first glance, the concept behind Come From Away seems to be an odd one. A musical about Gander, Newfoundland hosting 7000 stranded passengers in the...
The “Army of Love” Descends Upon The US Capital
Papa Party Debuts in Washington DC This Friday 
The Papa Party is on a mission to produce thirty-three spectacular gay events in major cities throughout the world in 2019. Recent events have taken place...
Tips for Selling Your Home in a Booming Market
The housing market goes through its ups and downs – this is a natural cycle that real estate professionals carefully watch. Often, it follows the overall...
TRAVEL - Chicago in Four Days (with little to no sleep)
When we travel to a new city, we hit it hard. Forget about coming home relaxed and rejuvenated, we’re there to experience what the city has to offer, less...
The Best Time to Buy a Home
For some purchases, prices change depending on the time of the year. If you’re purchasing items to use outdoors during the warmer months, for example...

News Releases

NEW!RECIPE - Absolut vodka launches Absolut Comeback, a limited-edition bottle celebrating recycling
[Wed Feb 19, 2020] Sustainability has been part of Absolut's mission for many years and it is striving for a more circular world in which resources are reused again and again...
NEW!Mr. Man Announces Winners for the 6th Annual Manatomy Awards: Hollywood's Best (Un)dressed
[Mon Feb 17, 2020] Today, Mr. Man revealed the winners of the 6th Annual Manatomy Awards, the only ceremony that shines a spotlight on the past year’s naked male achievements...
NEW!Transmasculine Latinx pop artist JAKK FYNN releases 'Cancelled' EP + music video for "Special"
[Sat Feb 15, 2020] Pop artist Jakk Fynn (he/him), a transmasculine Latinx pop artist committed to redefining masculinity, today releases Cancelled, a 5-track EP of original...
NEW!MEN EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS, A comedy about culture, hockey, relationships and sex
[Sat Feb 15, 2020] Downstage, with the generous support of Hit & Myth Productions, is proud to present Men Express Their Feelings, the rollicking world premiere production...
NEW!London Drugs Creates a Valentine’s Card Collection that Celebrates All Love
[Wed Feb 12, 2020] Ahead of Valentine’s Day, London Drugs is launching a line of Valentine’s cards designed by Canadian illustrators for communities that aren't typically...
Measure A Penis Day Gets People Talking About the Importance of Proper Condom Fit
[Fri Jan 31, 2020] What’s more uncomfortable than a poorly fitting condom? A conversation about a poorly fitting condom. Until now. Kicking off National Condom Month—and...

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