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Articles in the January 2012 Edition
A Fresh Start
Publisher’s Column
Welcome to 2012! Traditionally the turn of a new year is seen as a chance for a fresh start.  Maybe you believe there is some mystical alignment...
Denis the Menace
Getting down to earth with one of the scariest men on television
Meeting Denis O’Hare should be scary as hell. But today, in the back of homo-hotspot Saint Felix in West Hollywood on his day off, O’Hare doesn’t project...
Queering Calgary’s History
Justine Bonczek and Misc Youth tell it as it is
Did you know that as recent as 2002, Goliaths, Calgary’s only gay bathhouse was raided by the Calgary Police? Were you aware that at the first Pride Calgary...
Re-Tiring in Alberta
Driving on winter tires saves lives
Normally the only person this writer hears talking about winter tires is the ex-military brother who is happily redneck enough to share a beer but not...
It’s Going to be a Winter Wonderland!
Pride even happens in the snow
Only in Canada would Pride be celebrated in the snow. Lucky for us Albertans, these celebrations will be right in our own backyard. The months of January...
The (Bi) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Cast talks character’s sexuality – and why it doesn’t matter
Tattooed and pierced, dressed in full black and the very type of social recluse who’s as mysterious as her body art, Lisbeth Salander is the quintessential...
How Gay-Friendly is Canada’s Tourism Industry?
Blue Flame Ventures seeks greater LGBTQ acknowledgement
LGBTQ Canadians have, in the last 15-20 years, won the majority of the same rights that their heterosexual counterparts enjoy. Despite this victory, there...
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...
Winter, White, and Women
Les Girls announces next event at new location
The New Year is already shaping up to be a fantastic one for the lady-loving-lady folk of Calgary! The fabulous and reputable Ladies Night planners of...
The Family Affair – an Interview & Review
The Family Affair, a book by Calgarian James Gainer, tells the story of Jack Perry, an attractive and successful 30-something television producer living...
2011: The Year for Trans Canadians
Well, ‘tis the season of year-end recaps and trans-specific issues in Canada aren’t usually focused on... or at least not deliberately.  So although...
Book Marks
Top 10 from 2011
Bests are subjective, and Top 10s are limiting, but these are the books that stuck with me most in 2011. Some are examples of formal queer fiction...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Amber Heard revs her Motor
Amber Heard, new queen of all car-centric movies? OK, maybe not, but the co-star of Drive Angry and, most recently, The Rum Diary, is at least headed to...
Cocktail Chatter
Rum Collins!
I’ve always had more than enough Christmas cheer by Thanksgiving. The Apartment, one of the greatest of the great Billy Wilder’s comedy-dramas...
Jason Stuart
Talented Funnyman Heads North
Comedian and actor Jason Stuart is one of those faces you see cropping up in many shows. He’ll be up in Whistler BC for the LGBT WinterPRIDE 2012 Whistler...
A Dystopian Universe: Being Queer in Iran
While most Canadians, according to a Stats Canada report released in December 2011, feel safe from crime even as the Harper government pushes ahead with...
Out of Town
Vacation in Maui, Lanai, and Molokai
Arguably the most glamorous of Hawaii’s islands, Maui is home to some of the state’s swankiest resorts and acclaimed restaurants. It’s a favorite with...
Fundraising Photos
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Hear Me Out
Top 11 of 2011
11. Lady Gaga, Born This Way Music masterpiece? Not quite. But the Lady of the dance-pop pantheon sure knows how to do brain-raping hooks – you got...
A Couple of Guys
Bitter Girl
Traci Lords the Dancefloor
Before Lindsay Lohan, there was the original Hollywood bad girl, Traci Lords. One of the biggest adult film stars of the eighties, Lords sparked a firestorm...
Mary J. Blige Shows The Gays Some Real Love
Queen of Hip-Hop Soul talks sequel to landmark album, homophobia and strip clubs
You could say this is Mary J. Blige’s second life. Her first, candidly chronicled on her confessions-of-a-wreck album My Life, was an early glimpse...
Chelsea Boys
LA LA LANDS
On Top of the Charts
She’s been accused of living in LaLa land.  You probably have to be a bit cuckoo to try to break in to today’s pop music world. Today’s artists are...
Queer Eye
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Classifieds
Q Scopes
Keep your eyes open, Libra!
Mars in Virgo quincunx to Eris can make people bitchy and competitive. As the Sun aspects those two you can see better how to turn that energy to constructive...
Online Articles this Month
Editorial Cartoon
Manning Trial
Editorial Cartoon
Remembering John Lawrence
Editorial Cartoon
Barney Frank
Editorial Cartoon
Perry Christmas
Book Marks
96 Hours
96 Hours, by Georgia Beers. Bywater Books, 224 pages, $14.95 paper. The plot is standard stuff. Erica is an emotionally closed-off corporate...
Creep of the Week: David Usher
Marriage between same-sex couples has, to say the least, become a complicated social issue. Mind you, it shouldn’t be complicated. But it’s hard for...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Is a major network ready for Sarah Silverman?
Did you ever watch The Sarah Silverman Program? That thing was so gay it wound up on Logo after Comedy Central couldn’t afford to produce it anymore...
Hear Me Out
Rihanna, Mary J. Blige
Rihanna, Talk That Talk Rihanna doesn’t beat around the bush – and that’s not meant to be a dirty-minded pun, though her sixth, and worst...
The OutField
The Year of the Gay
In schools, in the military – and especially in sports – 2011 was The Year of the Gay. High school, college, even professional athletes came out...
Creep of the Week: Rick Perry
You don’t have to be a political scientist to recognize that Texas Governor Rick Perry is an ignorant prick. But I’ve got to hand it to him: he knows...
Thinking Out Loud: Holiday Outing
MTV Real World’s Ruthie talks with Abby Dees about surviving your family holidays.
If you ever watched MTV’s Real World: Hawaii, then you know the out and fabulous Ruthie Alcaide. Ruthie is a poster child for the idea that being comfortable ...
Hear Me Out: Special LIVE Edition
Adele, Beyoncé, Tegan & Sara
Adele, Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall (CD/DVD/Blu-ray) Adele sings sad love songs, but when she speaks? The British belter is a cursing...
Book Marks
98 Wounds
98 Wounds, by Justin Chin. Manic D Press, 122 pages, $14.95 paper. Fierce. Funny. Filthy. Chin’s fiction debut – after memoirs, poetry...
Creep of the Week: Chuck Norris
It’s no secret that Chuck Norris is a physical force to be reckoned with. So if you’re gay, stay out of his way. Because he doesn’t like you very much...
Creep of the Week
Gov. Rick Snyder
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder gave the middle finger to gays and lesbians in the state when he signed a bill on Dec. 22 that yanks domestic partner benefits...
Love and Intrigue the Canadian Way
A 19th Century Tale is Revived at Pumphouse with Inspiration from Dan Savage
"What happens when the boys at St. Mark’s and the girls of St. Anne’s join up to present a classic French tale...?" Joe Slabe, artistic...