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Articles in the August 2011 Edition
Battlefield You
Publisher’s Column
Our bodies are under constant attack from outside forces.  It’s because our bodies are a self-sufficient habitat for our cells to survive in.  Bacteria...
Justin & Mila: Our Friends… With Benefits
Timberlake and Kunis talk being allies, getting naked and breaking gay stereotypes
When Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis stroll into a hotel suite in Santa Monica, it’s clear why they’re in a movie about having emotionless, just-for-fun...
PURE Pride
Warm and Fuzzy with the Hot and Sweaty
Dale Plourde, producer of the PURE Pride show for PURE Pride Entertainment Inc. of Edmonton, has been invited to bring his self-described "antics"...
Guns and Gays
Singer-songwriter on her royal couple connection, next album and lesbian love
"Guns and Horses," a single from her debut album, might have given Ellie Goulding some much-deserved attention, but it’s a different type of guns that...
Ready to Fringe
Edmonton offers wide array of shows for the Queer crowd
The 11th to the 21st of August marks the 30th annual Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival: Fringeopolis. The City of Festivals began hosting...
FIND OUT!
LGBT Community Directory
GayCalgary and Edmonton Magazine is the go-to source for information about Alberta LGBT businesses and community groups—the most extensive and accurate...
Sex-Ed In Schools is Education Not Indoctrination
As has been discussed in this column before, sex education in our schools is a minefield of opposing ideologies with conservative parents on one side getting...
Why the Umbrella Failed – Part 2
This month’s column is a continuation of Why the Umbrella Failed from the July 2011 edition. Decolonialism is Not Simply Divorce If a "divorce"...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Everything’s gone Green for Cheyenne Jackson
Lest you think Cheyenne Jackson was going to spend his entire summer hiatus from 30 Rock waiting for the next crazy statement to come out of Tracy Morgan’s...
Cocktail Chatter
“Who’s Barry Esai?”: The Vodka Tonic
Kyle, Robbie, Phil Levine and some little wisp of a Thai twink on Phil Levine’s lap were hot in conversation when I arrived on Friday evening. As I walked...
Dyke March Takes to the Streets
Queer women show Calgary what they’re made of
Though last year’s inaugural Dyke March will be hard to beat, coordinator Brianne Langille boasts a full line-up of activity and buzz, slated to hit the...
Transgender Woman Challenges Radio Contest Expectations
When Calgary’s AMP 90.3 Radio announced their "Breast Summer Ever" contest in June, the media response and outrage was predictable. What wasn’t predictable...
Calgary Pride: Past, Present, and Future
With Calgary Pride only a month away, we caught up with President, Sam Casselman, while she was out of town on a special mission. "This weekend we...
INTERVIEW - Adrienne Barbeau: Still Amazing
An industry veteran with over 40 years of experience in theatre, television and screen, Adrienne Barbeau was in attendance at the 2011 Calgary Comic and...
Letters
Dear GayCalgary, Are we always to be out of sight and out of mind?  Some days (most days) that is how I feel I am living.  In 1989, I was...
Gay Travel
A Gay Ol’ Time in the South of France
I just got back from a week-long Pilates adventure in the south of France, and I have only one word: Wow. Admittedly, I was a bit skeptical about...
Fundraising Photos
ISCWR Royal Toga Party at the Junction - Edmonton (Photos by B&J) D.W Fashion Show Fundraiser at Club Sapien - Calgary ISCCA Drag H20 at the...
Coronation 36
An Interview with the Outgoing Emperor
After talking with LJ Steele, the 35th Elected Emperor of the Imperial and Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose (ISCWR), and learning about the significant...
A Couple of Guys
Bitter Girl
INTERVIEW - Matt Frewer
The “headroom” to pursue quirky roles
Remembered mostly for his part as 1980s icon "Max Headroom", actor Matt Frewer has kept himself busy in the years since, showing up in shows...
Beyoncé: ‘4’ The Gays
In this gay press exclusive, Queen Bey talks gay fans, loving Lady Gaga and remaking ‘A Star Is Born’
If there’s any girl who runs the world, it’s Beyoncé. The reigning diva – she’s called Queen Bey for a reason, people – is one of the biggest and best...
Chelsea Boys
Queer Eye
Buddys Anniversary and Boat Party - Edmonton Club Sapien Anniversary - Calgary Vancouver 2011 Outgames (by Jackson...
Classifieds
Q Scopes
“Take charge, Capricorn!”
Sun in Leo is beach weather! Vacations, fun, strut your stuff! But as Sol is sextile Saturn in Libra needful limits and responsibility are lurking behind...
Online Articles this Month
Book Marks
Patchwork
The Girls Club, by Sally Bellerose. Bywater Books, 288 pages, $14.95 paper. Marie is the tough sister. Renee is the pretty sister. And ...
Creep of the Week:Vicky Hartzler
Gays are a bunch of crybabies. Yeah, I said it. And you know what that took? Courage. And you know who knows about courage? Rep. Vicky Hartzler...
Deep Inside Hollywood
James Franco tells yet another gay story with Sal
It looks like James Franco is making gayness his primary cinematic concern. First he played Harvey Milk’s boyfriend in Milk, then Allen Ginsberg in...
Hear Me Out
Beyoncé, Jill Scott
Beyoncé, 4 It might as well be a rhetorical question on Beyoncé’s fourth album, but she asks it anyway – "who runs the world?" Her answer, of...
Queeries
When are you getting married?
Q: We’re going out of our minds. Ever since New York passed the law allowing same-sex couples to get married there (no matter where they live), every...
Editorial Cartoons
August 2011 Edition
Creep of the Week: Linda Harvey
If there’s anything I love it’s a good ol’ Nazi allusion. It’s the ultimate argument winner. All you have to do is link your opponent and Nazis in...
The OutField
Gay softball: It’s not just for gays anymore
It sounds like a headline straight out of The Onion: Discriminated-against gays discriminate against straights. But the facts – couched a bit...
Don't Hug Me Worth An Embrace
Don't Hug Me, a musical comedy playing at Stage West Calgary, is a show that is charms due to the fact that the actors dive head first into their roles...
Hear Me Out
Dolly Parton, Vanessa Carlton
Dolly Parton, Better Day Times are hard, but Dolly’s here with a new album – and her trademark look-on-the-bright-side attitude – to tell you...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Get to know: Jillian Armenante
This September sees the release of Contagion, an everyone-in-the-world-is-going-to-die-of-bird-flu-right-now thriller (best line in the trailer:...
GayTravel
Seven tips to stay fit while traveling
All of us have priorities. For me, traveling is near the top of my list—just under staying healthy.  Unfortunately, the two don’t always go...
Creep of the Week: Marcus Bachmann
Marcus Bachmann and the Christian counseling clinics he owns are not anti-gay. And if you say they are then you’re just an anti-hetero hate crimer...
The OutField
Justice Calo reign reigns
There’s more to Justice Calo Reign’s uniqueness than his name. He’s an African-American gay man who graduated from the United States Air Force...
Book Marks
The Kid, by Sapphire. Penguin Books, 384 pages, $26.95 hardcover. This is a book that will make readers flinch. A sequel to Sapphire’s...
Hear Me Out
Kelly Rowland, Kasey Chambers
Kelly Rowland, Here I Am It’s never a good sign when an album’s street date gets pushed back – especially by a year. But for Kelly Rowland, whose...
GayTravel
San Francisco: Mutant Utopia of the Queers
San Francisco is regularly recognized as one of the most visited cities in the world, and equally as often is dubbed the most European city in America...
Creep of the Week: Bryan Fischer
Like many gay and lesbian Americans I’ve been proudly watching videos and news stories about same-sex couples getting to – finally! – legally wed in...