Our policies pertaining to the magazine.
Letters to the Publisher Policy
GayCalgary® accepts and prints letters from its readership.
Although we welcome the unique perspectives and opinions of individuals, GayCalgary® reserves the right to
decline publishing letters if they contain:
- Inflammatory, defamatory, slanderous, or otherwise damaging statements when not backed up by sufficient facts or personal experience.
- Statements that encourage readers to engage in illegal activity.
- Statements that may violate the privacy of individuals or organizations.
- Statements or allegations that we deem to be unfair or unwarranted, or that may bear a possible liability of slander for the writer, or for the magazine to publish.
GayCalgary® reserves the right to modify any submitted letter to the publisher for any of the following reasons:
- The letter contains spelling or grammatical errors, typos, etc.
- The letter is unnecessarily long or wordy.
- The letter contains statements that fall under one of the Declining Publication criteria, but still carries its message with those offending statements removed.
Any letter that criticizes or makes statements about an individual or organization that GayCalgary cannot verify, where the statements could be damaging if not true, are conditionally published.
The individual(s) or organization(s) that the letter targets are given the opportunity to read the content of the letter without knowing the identity of the author (unless the content reveals this information).
The target party is given fair opportunity to write a rebuttal letter, to be published immediately following the original letter. If the targeted party can prove the content of the original letter to fall into
one of the Declining Publication criteria from above, then the original letter is not be published.