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Articles in the June 2012 Edition
Edmonton Pride Guide 2012
I think just about every gay man, at the height of their bar star years, has looked disdainfully on those LGBT couples who have bought a house out in the...
Making Classrooms Safe For LGBT Students
In addition to telling them ‘It Gets Better’ when they are older, what can be done to make it better now for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)...
Buck Rogers to the rescue!
Gil Gerard is best known for his portrayal of Captain William "Buck" Rogers from 1979 to 1981 in the TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. The...
Real Pride in Lethbridge
Toronto’s mayor, Rob Ford is infamous for refusing to attend pride events in the city known as one of the most international cities in the world. Not once...
A “Meital” that Won’t Rust
Sultry Israeli artist wears gay icon status like a coat
With lyrics like "them boys are so hot" and "tasty and yummy, enjoy them while you can", you know actress-turned-singer Meital loves, well, boys. But you...
Rights in the Moment
AIDS Calgary Announces Annual Conference
On June 21st, AIDS Calgary Awareness Association’s (ACAA) annual conference will present a group of internationally renowned experts in HIV treatment...
Voice Actors Speak Out
John DiMaggio and Billy West may not be household names but you might recognize them if you heard them speak. Both are voice actors from the animated...
Archie Comics Turns a Shade Pink
Recently, Archie Comics raised a few eyebrows and made some history when it introduced Kevin Keller – a gay character. His creator, Dan Parent, was in...
The Carol Cattell Classic Golf Tournament & Campout
A Legacy Lives On
As summer quickly approaches, dozens of LGBTA organizations are quickly finalizing the last minute details of some amazing events, such as the Carol Cattell...
2012 Rodeo Will Rock
ARGRA/CRIR Expands to include more Live Entertainment
The Canadian Rockies International Rodeo (CRIR) running this year from June 29th to July 1st, has always been a popular event. The organizers – ARGRA...
Affordable. Comfortable. Chic.
Jayman Modus Challenges Edmonton to “Try Something Different”
A fully equipped fitness room in building one, an entertainment lounge in building two; a looming four story glass atrium, wide hallways, guest residences...
Brandi Carlile Kids Around
Singer talks new album, career epiphany and how ‘even lesbians have chickens and horses’
Here’s what we know about Brandi Carlile: Her lung power is a bigger threat to humanity than any nuclear war; she’s cool enough to sing with Elton John...
The Traveling Tickle Trunk
Setting sex toys on fire for your safety!
Brenda Kerber is changing the face of Sex Shops for the better! Owner, operator and Sex Educator at The Traveling Tickle Trunk, Brenda and her team...
The Swinging Scales of Justice
Bigotry and Enlightenment Around Equal Marriage In America
Despite the advances in rights for the LGBTQ communities, and a growing acceptance of at least lesbians and gay/bi men (acceptance of transsexuals is still...
Deep Inside Hollywood
The return of T.R. Knight
There was that "f-word" scandal, he quit Grey’s Anatomy and then... whatever happened to T.R. Knight? Well, first he took some time off, appeared on Law...
ARGRA/CRIR Rodeo Mini Guide
Out of Town
A Provincetown Primer
There’s nothing quite like late spring in Provincetown, when seasonal businesses have all completed their refurbishments and new paint jobs, and the loyal...
Edmonton Pride Festival 2012
We’ve Come a Long Way
The year 1980 was not a kind time for us in the LGBTQA community. Same-sex sexual activity (in the words of the Supreme Court) had only been legal for...
Porn Star visits Edmonton’s Pure Pride
On June 9th, as part of Edmonton’s Pride celebration, adult film star Samuel Colt will be hosting the massive Pure Pride dance event; appearing alongside...
Crooner talks new pop album, gay evolution and Gaga diss
There are bad romances, and there’s the kind that Rufus Wainwright had during the making of his latest album, Out of the Game. The troubadour got smitten...
The Trouble with Adam Lambert
Pop star talks ‘novelty’ of his homosexuality, being an unfit role model and his peculiar sex toy
Remember the fuss Adam Lambert caused when he tongued his keyboardist in front of the world? Of course you do. The controversial kiss drew both homophobic...
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A Couple of Guys
LGBT Community Directory
GayCalgary Magazine is the go-to source for information about Alberta LGBT businesses and community groups—the most extensive and accurate resource of...
Do not flirt, Aries!
Venus retrograding across the Sun in Gemini triggers bold flirtations that will probably go awry. Keep a sense of humor. As Mercury enters Cancer protective...
Online Articles this Month
State-Sponsored Homophobia Worldwide Problem, Says Report
40% of UN Members still criminalize same-sex sexual acts
A new international report reveals that 40% of United Nations member countries still criminalize same-sex sexual acts. The punishments for breaking these...
Ask Dr. Eva: Weight Loss - What About Surgery?
Dear Dr. Eva, In your column about weight loss, you didn’t discuss surgery. I can tell you from experience that there are some of us for whom...
Ask Dr. Eva: Can you catch Cancer?
Dear Dr. Eva, Can you get Hodgkin’s lymphoma from a person that has it by swallowing their semen? He didn’t tell me until later, and I...
Jump For Glee True To Hit Show
Summer TV doldrums got you down? Missing Mr. Shue, Rachel, and Kurt? Jubilations Dinner Theatre feels your pain, and brings some of the Glee cast to...
Ask Dr. Eva: Healthy and Prideful
Dear Dr. Eva, How about a special GLBT health column for Gay Pride? Reader Dear Reader, Here you go. My sources for...
A Queer and Pleasant Danger
A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely...
Creep of the Week
State Rep. Jeremy Faison
Suicide is one of those things with no positives. I mean, no one kills him or herself because things are going well. Even assisted suicide, intended...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Colin Firth is a coward. Noel, that is
Academy Award winner Colin Firth is going back to his roots by playing yet another gay man. A pioneer in the "who cares, it’s only acting" school of...
Hear Me Out
Carrie Underwood, Rufus Wainwright
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away Whatever happened to Jesus taking the wheel? The drama that Carrie Underwood stirs on two songs that launch the...
Still Waking Up The Nation
Bryan Adams delivers hit after hit at the Saddledome
"We are in for a long night. There are too many damn songs!" Bryan Adams promised early on during his June 20th return to the Saddledome, his first arena...
Spreading the Word, Turning the Tide: Black Clergy Work to End AIDS
Pastors reinforce public health message that is social justice and faith-friendly
A new study reveals that for black clergy members, traditional barriers to talking about HIV prevention are giving way to faith-friendly messages about...
North Carolina Amendment
Creep of the Week
Pop quiz time: Your son, barely out of diapers, starts acting a little, well, "girly." What do you do? If you answered, "Punch him in the...
Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama, by Alison Bechdel. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 304 pages, $22 hardcover. Bechdel’s first graphic memoir...
Hear Me Out
Adam Lambert, Santigold
Adam Lambert, Trespassing Adam Lambert isn’t just here "for your entertainment" – the mission statement, and title, of the Idol grad’s debut...
Thinking Out Loud: My American Journey
Five weeks on a bike in the ‘other’ America
I'm several days into a five-week bike ride up the Mississippi, from New Orleans up to its source in Minnesota. I'm taking a slow journey through the...
The Good and Evil of Gay Savannah
Savannah, Georgia is a charming gay oasis frozen in time. America’s first planned city boasts a thriving gay and lesbian scene and is a haven for the artistic...
Obama on the Veep
Creep of the Week
As you surely already know, President Obama came out of the closet last week as totally gay – for gay marriage, anyway. Obama’s support for marriage...
Akil Patterson’s project
When University of Nebraska assistant football coach Ron Brown made anti-gay comments recently – among other things, he threatened the Omaha city council...
Thinking Out Loud: WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?
Facing my cynicism about Obama's gay marriage ‘evolution’
You've probably seen this week's cheeky Newsweek cover, featuring a rainbow-haloed Obama and the tag line, "America's first gay president." I had no...
Creep of the Week
Charles L. Worley
It should be a surprise to no sentient being that by coming out in favor of marriage equality; President Obama opened the floodgates for the anti-gay...
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