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Articles in the September 2011 Edition
“Think of the Children!”
Publisher’s Column
When gay marriage was still up for debate, many conservative family groups were in firm opposition to the prospect, crying, "think of the children!"  I...
Halfway Gay
What’s so gay about dude comedy 30 Minutes or Less? More than you think.
It felt like a major coup – a gay journalist invited out to New York City to interview the cast of 30 Minutes or Less, a comedy that appeared to be made...
INTERVIEW - James Randi
The Thinking Sceptic
James Randi has a reputation as a stage magician, but over the last four decades he has become better known as a challenger of pseudoscience, occult, and...
Fire Disrupts Pride Centre of Edmonton
Last month the Pride Centre of Edmonton posted a notice and media release on their website with alarming news. "Due to a fire, the Pride Centre will...
OVO
Cirque Du Soleil Hatches in Calgary
The world of insects leaps to life as only Cirque Du Soleil can do it, under the Grand Chapiteau on the Stampede Grounds. Ovo takes the audience into a...
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...
It’s Not That Easy Being Green
Many of us grew up absorbing the values and lessons relayed by the American-produced children’s show Sesame Street, where acceptance of individual differences...
Why the Umbrella Failed
Part 3: Trans Activism as Allies
In previous articles, I examined trans activism and how umbrella thinking – conflating transsexual and gender diverse people as one puzzling whole – sets...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Elton John ditches gnomes for trolls
Elton John’s movie producing arm, Rocket Pictures, scored a solid hit with this spring’s Gnomeo & Juliet, an animated reworking of Romeo and Juliet...
Cocktail Chatter
No Sun Up in the Sky: Dark and Stormy
"Old Storrrr-my! Old Storrrr-my!" Craig was insufferable. But he was so perfectly Santana that I laughed despite myself. "Shut up!" I begged, but that...
One Year Later
New or Improved Bars in Calgary & Edmonton
Club Sapien - Calgary A year ago, when Club Sapien opened in Calgary, "...the community was so excited to have another option and...another business...
An Oil Stain on the Rainbow
This past summer a new ‘grassroots’ organization came out swinging punches at conventional oil producers, pulling the gay community into the politics of...
Jackson Hole, WY
Unexpectedly FABULOUS!
When my mom announced to me that this summer’s family vacation would be spent in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, I was less than enthused. I know, I know- "mom"...
Fundraising Photos
Bowling for Beswick - Calgary http://gaycalgary.com/pa101 Drag Queen H20 II at Backlot - Calgary http://gaycalgary.com/pa109 Chris...
The AIDS Walk for Life
An Alberta-wide Affair
As of 2011, HIV/AIDS has been around for 30 years. It has had a longer life than my friend Peter, who succumbed to it in the early nineties after he was...
A Couple of Guys
Bitter Girl
CUT! Costume and the Cinema
An Exclusive Canadian Debut in Cowtown
An initial disappointment for the Glenbow Museum has resulted in a rewarding opportunity for those film and costume buffs among us. Calgary...
Calgary Mother Pushes Acceptance Campaign
We all need to be loved and accepted exactly for who we are. The GLBTQ community has been pushing this message for years to the point it is becoming mainstream...
Risen
Calgary’s Queer Youth Art and Theatre Show
Justine Bonczek, the Program Director of Risen: Calgary’s Queer Youth Art and Theatre Show, was not sure at first how she should be titled: "I guess that’s...
Wynter Time
Pop artist talks music industry burnout, finding her gay following and foreshadowing J. Lo’s divorce
Of course Wynter Gordon is named after Diana Ross, at least before the "Dirty Talk" singer changed it so she didn’t have to explain that she wasn’t...
Chelsea Boys
One (Gay) Day with Anne Hathaway
Actress talks gay ‘pod,’ Catwoman role and N.Y. marriage stories
Gays adore Anne Hathaway for more than her sweetheart sensibility and frumpy-to-fashionable underdog role in The Devil Wears Prada. She’s practically...
Queer Eye
Gogo Boy Competition at Club Sapien - Calgary http://gaycalgary.com/pa104 Calgary Outlink BBQ http://gaycalgary.com/pa111 BEEF Bear...
Classified Ads
Q Scopes
Get creative, Pisces!
Venus in Virgo and Mars in Cancer are in a sextile that suggests homey seductions. The best way to your intended’s heart, or other parts, is through dainty...
Online Articles this Month
Calgary Pride Parade - Video Footage
Video footage from the Calgary Pride Parade on Sunday, September 4th, 2011.
Carlos Santana King of Solos
Santana is at an odd point in his career. Although the August 29th concert at the Saddledome was far from full, at about 7,000 people, he still draws...
Calgary Dyke March - Video Footage
Video footage from the Calgary Dyke March on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011.
No-Frills Godsmack A Great Rock Concert
"Check this out. No video, no pyro, just us, you, and some good old fashioned fucking rock n' roll baby!" Those were the words of Godsmack's Sully...
Josh Groban Lays On The Charm
Oh Josh Groban. You are so lovely. The 30 year old pop-opera singer has become loved for two reasons - his incredible voice, and his sense of humor...
Blind Date Sends In The Clones
Show has Calgary warm up before tour
I have a confession to make. I am addicted to the show Blind Date. No, not the TV show with the corny thought bubbles, but the theatrical experience...
VIDEO - Calgary's Mayor Nenshi shows his Pride
Calgary's mayor Naheed Nenshi made history as the first of the city's mayors to marshal the Pride Parade this past September 4th, 2011. Wearing a purple...
Ke$ha Brings Glitter And Sleaze To The Dome
Pride has nothing on Ke$ha. Just days after glitter decorated the streets of Calgary during it's Pride festivities, Ke$ha brought her own glitter...
Should I Remodel or Sell “As Is”?
This question is a common headache for many homeowners when placing their home on the market.  On one hand, a remodel could create a diamond in...
Editorial Cartoons
September 2011
A “city” for financially-savvy consumers
Informed decisions are critical to financial health—yet many young people are thrust into the "real world" with little preparation for making financial...
Book Marks
The Two Krishnas
The Two Krishnas, by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla. Magnus Books, 348 pages, $14.95 paper. A closeted husband, an unsuspecting wife, an achingly...
Creep of the Week: Sally Kern
Haters gon’ hate, am I right? And according to Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern, the most hateful thing you can say to a gay person is that...
Hear Me Out
Barbra Streisand, Joss Stone
Barbra Streisand, What Matters Most Five decades into her career and Barbra Streisand still doesn’t need much else to sell a song than her voice. ...
Pay Attention To All The Terms Of A Prepaid Card
Before buying a prepaid card as a gift or for personal use, carefully read the card agreement and answer all these questions before you buy it: Is...
The OutField
Austin Snyder’s long run
There are three keys to documentary filmmaking: a good subject, a good story line and good luck. Scott Bloom found all three. His goal...
The 12th Annual Calgary International Film Fest Makes a Multi Red Carpet Launch
Favourite Hollywood Stars under the Direction of Canada’s Talents
This past Wednesday, fondue, gherkins, and Wurst champagne delivered by towering, square-coiffed babes, marked the launch of this year’s Calgary...
Creep of the Week: Rick Santorum
I have to admit, Rick Santorum has good reason not to like gay people. I mean, with the help of Dan Savage, one of the leaders of the Homosexual Cabal...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Darren Criss succeeds in Business and with Bridesmaids
It’s good to be Darren Criss right now. Gleeks already know the news that the New Directions collective fantasy of starring in a Broadway show will...
Out of Town
New Orleans
New Orleans has long ranked among the top destinations in the United States for gay travelers - it's been the case for decades, and even following...
Hear Me Out
David Guetta, Natalia Kills
David Guetta, Nothing But the Beat David Guetta has a way of bringing out the best in his collaborators, as he did with Kelly Rowland's "When...
Get The Insurance That Meets Your Needs
Insurance protects you in the event of damage to property, disability, or loss of life or income. How much insurance you need depends on your own circumstances...
10 Tips for Cheap (But Fun!) Travel
This past week, my boyfriend and I wanted to embark on a fun, easy and cheap getaway. Since I live in Rhode Island, we were sold on the idea of a short...
Creep of the Week: Phillip Hinkle
If I close my eyes and try really hard, I can almost transport myself back to a time when gay sex scandals involving anti-gay Republicans were shocking...
What You Need To Know Before You Sign Any Contract
Smart phones and gym memberships can seem tempting, especially with long-term contracts that offer low monthly costs. Before you sign any contract...
Creep of the Week: Michele Bachmann
My dear Gaymericans, it has come to my attention that there is some concern about a woman named Michele Bachmann. The scuttlebutt is that she’s anti-gay...
Agency Supplies Financial Tools For Homebuyers
Buying a home is probably the biggest financial investment you will ever make. Before you make an offer, you need to know what you can comfortably...
True Love Lies a fantastic kick off to ATP Season
In 1989, a production of Brad Fraser's Unidentified Human Remains And The True Nature of Love ran at Alberta Theatre Projects. 22 years later the acclaimed...
Cazwell Comes to Calgary
NYC Bad Boy DJ Plays Saturday at Club Sapien
If I was a gay boy my new love would be Cazwell, AKA the best thing to happen to the NYC party scene in the last five years. Luckily for all you guys...