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Articles in the April 2018 Edition
Publisher’s Column
Accolades in Journalism
In the 25 years that GayCalgary has been around, we have received several awards and accolades. They are for the work that GayCalgary does in the LGBTQ+...
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...
StoryBook Theatre’s “To Dream Again”
Eloquent Portrayal of Divorce through an Innocent Lens
It’s not a pretty topic but it is one that affects an increasing amount of today’s families: separation of spouses; divorce. In Toby Hulse’s To Dream Again...
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...
Positive Thoughts - Let’s Talk About Women and HIV
We know HIV doesn’t discriminate — so why are women still being left out of the conversation around HIV
Having recently become single again after being in a monogamous relationship for over a decade, and finding myself thrust into a whole new world of dating...
Positive Thoughts - We Are Family
Finding family when you don’t think you can make your own
One of the first disco albums I ever owned, We Are Family by Sister Sledge, I didn’t actually buy, but I won in a radio call-in contest in the spring of...
Positive Thoughts - A Place To Live
The new CEO of Bailey House reflects on its 35 years of housing people living with HIV/AIDS – and its future
Daniel W. Tietz became CEO of Bailey House in October 2017. The New York City-based nonprofit organization serves more than 1,800 men, women and children...
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...
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
On the valley edge of the downtown core of Edmonton is the iconic and unique looking Chateau Lacombe Hotel. Built in 1966, the 24 floor Chateau Lacombe...
Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre
Located by what used to be the Edmonton Municipal Airport, and close to the Via Rail/Grey Hound Station is the Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre. Formerly...
Alberta Aviation Museum
As far back as I can remember, airplanes have always have fascinated me and when I was a child (and even now as an adult,) I would eagerly watch the planes...
Fellowship of Alberta Bears - Great Canadian Bear Weekend
The Great Canadian Bear Weekend is organized by the community group Fellowship of Alberta Bears (FAB) who believe that everyone is welcome regardless of...
Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose – Coronation
Decades before RuPaul’s Drag Race started showing dragqueen culture in the mainstream, the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose (ISCWR) had been a...
Cariwest 2018, Edmonton’s Caribbean Arts Festival
GayCalgary has been covering gay pride parades since the late 90’s, so covering the parade for Cariwest was an amazing experience. Cariwest, Edmonton’s...
The Briefing Room
On Whyte Avenue, there is a boutique underwear store called The Briefing Room, which has won several awards for being the best men’s clothing store in...
West Edmonton Mall
Regardless of if you enjoy shopping or not, you need to visit North America’s biggest mall, the West Edmonton Mall. It was the world’s biggest mall until...
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...
You’re Buying a Neighborhood, Not Just a Home
When you’re shopping for a new house, it’s important to remember that in some ways you’re not just buying a single property. You’re buying and moving into...
Tips to Avoid Paying More for Your Mortgage
Buying a house is a major financial commitment. You want to be certain you’re getting the best mortgage rate and terms, and that you will be able to afford...
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...
ATP’s “Glory” Brings Canada’s Pioneer Hockey Femmes to Centre Stage
Once again Alberta Theatre Projects delivers to Martha Cohen Theatre a play that is all humour and heart, plus hockey. Glory, written by Tracey Power and...
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...
Queer Eye
Sanctuary Drag Show at 1181 Lounge, Vancouver http://gaycalgary.com/pa1599 The Shequel at XY, Vancouver http://gaycalgary.com/pa1600 Dick Safari...
News Releases
Deputy Sheriff’s Association Demands Non-Invasive Searches of Transgender Inmates On Feb. 20, 2018, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department enacted a policy...
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