|Music Lives Here
Letter from the Publisher
Publisher's Column by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 5)
It’s mind-boggling to think that a structured set of sounds that change over time can have such a deep impact on us. Even without the obvious meaning...
X Marks the Spot for Ten Year Anniversary
Theatre Event by Benjamin Hawkcliffe (Page 7)
It is amazing to have seen Fairytales grow from a small 2-day festival to this year’s 10-day event, featuring over 60 films, documentaries, and a ton of...
|GayCalgary at the Junos
A Look at Canadian Music’s Biggest Week
Culture Music by Jason Clevett (Page 9)
GayCalgary and Edmonton Magazine was thrilled to be welcomed as the only gay media outlet at the Juno Awards, April 3rd – 6th, 2008. Here’s a small look...
Experience a Season of Love
Theatre Preview by Jason Clevett (Page 11)
On September 7th, one of the gay community’s most beloved Broadway shows ends its run in New York City. RENT is wrapping up after 12 years and 5000 performances...
|Theory of a Deadman
Bearing their Scars and Souvenirs
Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 12)
After much anticipation, Vancouver band Theory of a Deadman’s new CD Scars and Souvenirs hit stores April 1st. The trio’s third release continues where...
|When the Past Returns
...to Bite Us in the Butt
Political by Stephen Lock (Page 23)
A recent Statistics Canada study, released on February 28th, states that based on 2004 figures (the last year for which figures are available) lesbians...
“Articulate conflicts, Cancer!”
Astrology by Jack Fertig (Page 25)
The Sun in Taurus offers the comforts and pleasantries of spring. Now, however, Sol is aspecting asteroid Chiron in Aquarius and new planet Eris, stirring...
|Adult Film Review
Berlin, Itch, Dudes and Holes
Adult Film Review - Male by Jerome Voltero (Page 26)
“East Berlin” by Raging Stallion Studios, Courtesy of Priape
Cast: Marcos Melo*, Mack Magnus, Matteo, Patrick, Bijan*, Robert Brankov, Markus Müller...
|Deep Inside Hollywood
New Projects For Madonna and Cynthia Nixon
Celebrity Gossip by Romeo San Vicente (Page 28)
Madonna Adopts All of Malawi
...As a cause, that is. She didn’t simply swoop in take all the children back to her English estate (although there’s probably...
|Whole Lesbian Sex
Jerking Off Like a Guy
Lesbian Sexuality by Felice Newman (Page 29)
“Sometimes, while masturbating, I pretend that I am a man jerking off - for some reason, the power behind that really gets me off,” one woman wrote to...
|Running for Royalty 2
Edmonton Candidates for Emperor and Empress
Community Event by GayCalgary Staff (Page 30)
Coronation 33 is happening on May 31st, where community members are encouraged to come out to the Hellenic Hall (even if not attending the Coronation)...
|Sporty No More
Melanie C Goes Solo with This Time and Tour
Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 31)
Hot off the end of the wildly successful Spice Girls reunion, Melanie Chisholm is leaving “Sporty Spice” behind and hitting the road for a full cross-Canada...
|Letters to the Editor
Letters by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 32)
On behalf of Artists for Quality of Life we would like to thank Empress 31 Lonnie, Emperor Conrad and the entire ISCCA for their kind donation...
|Sexual Orientation in Women
Queer Quest by Kevin Alderson, Ph.D., R. Psych. (Page 38)
Sexual orientation is an interesting concept in that even researchers disagree on its exact nature. Some of you are familiar with the pioneering work of...
|“Is There A Doctor In The House?”
Trans Identity by Mercedes Allen (Page 40)
One of the significant differences between the transsexual experience and that of people in the gay community is that there is a definite medical process...
ATP Wraps Up Another Successful Season
Theatre Preview by Jason Clevett (Page 42)
Alberta Theatre Projects’ 07/08 season is coming to an end. What has truly been a fantastic season wraps up with the winner of the 2005 Governor General’s...
Community News by GayCalgary Staff (Page 43)
Misc Youth – It’s Official!
April 3rd, 2008 - Calgary officially has a new GLBT non-profit group. At April’s first-Thursday monthly Fake Mustache show...
|ISCWR Coronation XXXIII
Edmonton Court Enters Coronation Month
Community Spotlight by Allison Brodowski (Page 44)
The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose has officially entered election season with the announcement of the Empress and Emperor candidates at the...
|In Loving Memory
James (Jim) Livingston Hall, aka Flora Tron
People Spotlight by Arthur McComish (Page 45)
James Livingston Hall, known better to many as Flora Tron, passed away on February 12, 2008, due to HIV related complications, leaving many friends and...
|The Options for Options
Paul Vickers Discusses Reactions to Plans for Calgary Gay Bar
Community News by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 46)
Recent news reports in the mainstream media sensationalized Paul Vickers’ plan to open a gay bar with the working title “Options”. This announcement came...
|Out of Town
Prague, Czech Republic
Travel by Andrew Collins (Page 48)
Among cities in Eastern Europe, few have developed a more spirited gay and lesbian following than the sophisticated, photogenic Czech Republic capital...
|Mulligans The Movie
Theatre Preview by Jason Clevett (Page 51)
One of the highlights of this year’s Fairytales film festival will be the Western Canadian debut of Mulligans. The film, written by our January 2006 cover...
Discipline and X
Music Review by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 53)
“Discipline” by Janet Jackson
Right off the bat, perhaps the most annoying thing about this CD are the intermediate tracks that portray a somewhat lame...
Leather Jacket Love Story, Knocked Up, Spin the Bottle
Movie Review by Jerome Voltero (Page 54)
Leather Jacket Love Story (1998)
Kyle (Sean Tataryn) is an 18 year old aspiring poet who decides to leave his home in the Valley for more inspiring surroundings...
|The Stars Love Calgary!
Canadian Musicians on the Heart of the New West
Culture Music by Jason Clevett (Page 57)
“Music Lives Here” was a theme and initiative that focused on Calgary and Canadian music leading up to and including Juno week. However, music has always...
|61 Circus Acts in 60 Seconds
“Difficult to Describe, Impossible to Forget”
Theatre Preview by Dallas Barnes (Page 60)
Circa is Australia’s most unique and unforgettable circus company and is coming to Calgary for its North American tour of 61 Circus Acts in 60 Seconds...
The Skin Beneath – a Lesbian Mystery
Book Review by Evan Kayne (Page 61)
“The Skin Beneath”
By Nairne Holtz
Insomniac Press, Toronto, 2007
In The Skin Beneath, the first novel from Nairne Holtz, a mysterious postcard arrives...
|Afternoon of a Faun, The Rite of Spring
Chouinard Brings Company to Calgary
Theatre Preview by Dallas Barnes (Page 62)
What do you get when you combine a choreographer with “a raw, honest, and gritty expression of our human form”, where music that is meant to “depict a...
“Sulu” Discusses Life, and Being Gay in Hollywood
Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 63)
George Takei will forever be known as the man who scarred people with the mental image of Betty White shaving her crotch.
Ok, maybe not. However for those...