|The Freedom not to Love
Publisher's Column by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 4)
I was diagnosed with type 1 (aka. juvenile) Diabetes when I was 6 years old. My parents were probably more devastated than I was – I was too young...
|ISCWR to Crown The Fairest of Them All
Community by Lisa Lunney (Page 8)
We all seem to love Royalty - from the classic fairytales to the popular Disney movies, to our obsessions with members of the Royal family. Likewise...
|Dancy, Fresh and Platinum Blonde
The 12 Year Wait is Over
Celebrity Interview by Janine Eva Trotta (Page 10)
Just in time to spice up our summer play lists, Canada’s new wave cult favourite has put forth their first full-length album in over a decade.
Australian artist calls Canada a second home
Celebrity Interview by Krista Sylvester (Page 12)
Honoured to be compared with the likes of artists Melissa Etheridge, Tracey Chapman and Brandi Carlile (just to name a few), Australian singer/songwriter...
|Risen: a Deserving Occasion
”Resilience” is the Theme at this Year’s MiscYouth Showcase
Community by Janine Eva Trotta (Page 13)
Free your evening August 16th for a night of "breathtaking art and theatre cabaret" – and a very worthwhile cause. The Arrata Opera Cenrte (1315 7th Street...
|The Calgary Eagle
Calgary’s only leather bar talks about their closure and plans for the future
Community by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 14)
Shortly after the Rodeo long weekend last month, the owners of the Calgary Eagle officially announced the news that the bar was being forced to vacate...
|LET THE FUR FLY!
Where the Bears Are webseries a hairy murder mystery
TV Show Review by Evan Kayne (Page 16)
Where the Bears Are is a new webseries coming online in August, and in the words of producer/actor Ben Zook, "...it follows the story of three bear roommates...
|Red Deer Pride
Event Spotlight by Carey Rutherford (Page 18)
Is it the first or not? Has Red Deer had official Pride events before? You need to ask what the heck "official" means to answer that question.
|Dyke March Stronger Than Ever
More visible location spurs more to march
Community Event by Krista Sylvester (Page 20)
They say there is strength in numbers, but in this case there is also strength in visibility, and with visibility there will be numbers.
|Dumbass Filmmakers, but Funny Show
TV Show Review by Evan Kayne (Page 21)
A new web series now available online, Dumbass Filmmakers, stars Hunter Lee Hughes as wacky installation artist Harrison DeWinter, a man with a vision...
|Introducing Eva Simons
Rising pop star talks gay influences, doing Pride and her big hair
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 22)
It’s hard to talk about Eva Simons without mentioning her hair. That towering mohawk is as big as her voice, which guests on will.i.am’s single "This Is...
|Emeli Sandé: Her Version of Events
Singer on gay following, Adele comparisons and going from medicine to music
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 24)
The rebirth of the big voice is about to get a new star: Emeli Sandé, a Scottish import who, naturally, is already adored by the gays. Sandé’s debut, featuring...
Trans Identity by Mercedes Allen (Page 26)
It’s okay if it happens to somebody who’s trans.
That’s the overall aim of invalidation: to rationalize and justify treating someone as less than...
|The New Religious Right
Political by Stephen Lock (Page 28)
For years, GLBTQ activists spoke out against the heterosexism and often virulent homophobia issuing out of evangelical, fundamentalist, and conservative...
|Deep Inside Hollywood
Amber Heard in talks for Paranoia
Celebrity Gossip by Romeo San Vicente (Page 30)
Recession still got you down? Ever thought of branching out and going into the corporate spying business? Well, according to Joseph Finder’s best-selling...
London’s Pub Culture Dies … It’s Starbucks Now
Lifestyle by Ed Sikov (Page 31)
All I wanted was a good slab of shepherd’s pie. Is that too much to have asked? Apparently so, because in one week in London I couldn’t find a single pub...
|Moving Onward in Singapore
Travel by Jon Fairbanks, Gaytravel.com (Page 32)
"Majulah Singapura" is Malay for "Onward, Singapore" and the local LGBT community is truly living this motto. Homosexuality is still illegal in Singapore...
|Out of Town
Yellowstone, Cody, Bozeman, and Jackson Hole
Travel by Andrew Collins (Page 34)
Established as America’s first national park in 1872, Yellowstone has bewitched human visitors for more than 11,000 years with its otherworldly landscape...
Gina Gershon on her crotch close-up and and how it’s cool to play gay now
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 36)
Vagina. That’s the first thing to come up during my recent interview with Gina Gershon, who goes full-frontal as Sharla in the awesomely twisted Killer...
|The Makings of Marina
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 38)
With that trademark heart on her cheek and songs that boom with chirpy beats, Marina Diamandis (aka Marina and the Diamonds) appears to have walked out...
|Moving On Up
Dance prodigy Travis Wall talks new series, his first big movie and the challenge for gay dancers
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 40)
So he thought he could dance, and he can, but Travis Wall didn’t stop there.
Now, the 24-year-old has his own dance company, a start-up that’s the...
|Spencer Reed – Exposed at PURE PRIDE
Celebrity Interview by Evan Kayne (Page 42)
PURE Pride Entertainment has made a name for themselves by putting on great events, and this year’s party on Saturday September 1st at Flames Central promises...
Bisexuals unite over a grill
Community Event by Carey Rutherford (Page 44)
The "B" in LGBT is often unseen, but Tiffany Sostar has been determined to change that.
"Possibilities has been meeting for two years: we’ve had discussion...
|If he could “turn back time”…
World’s most famous Cher impersonator makes Calgary believe
Celebrity Interview by Krista Sylvester (Page 45)
Nobody said it was easy being beautiful – but talented drag queen Chad Michaels certainly makes it look simple.
Sure, any man can put on some diamond...
Photos by GayCalgary Staff (Page 48)
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Cartoon by Glen Hanson & Allan Neuwirth (Page 52)
|A Couple of Guys
Cartoon by Dave Brousseau (Page 53)
Cartoon by Joan Hilty (Page 54)
LGBT Community Directory
Events Listing by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 55)
GayCalgary Magazine is the go-to source for information about Alberta LGBT businesses and community groups—the most extensive and accurate resource of...
Classified Ads by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 60)
Go easy on yourself, Libra!
Astrology by Jack Fertig (Page 62)
Venus entering Cancer brings out domesticity, familial affections and good cooking. Easy on the sweets! Mercury quincunx Neptune brings a last burst of...