|Entertainment Or Else
Publisher's Column by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 5)
A century or two in the past, people would need just about every waking hour to ensure their basic survival needs were covered. But over the years...
|Full Frontal Nerdity
A Retrospective of this year’s Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo
Entertainment by Evan Kayne (Page 8)
The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo was, as ever, a very strange, very exciting, and very exhausting way to spend the weekend. While I interviewed...
|Something In Steph Macpherson
Canadian Sweetheart Releases her Premier Album, Bells and Whistles
Interview by Janine Eva Trotta (Page 10)
She’s blonde, beautiful and melodic. Canada’s answer to the Californian folk songstress Lissie releases 10 original tracks in her first album entitled...
|Pride Centre of Edmonton
Longest running LGBTQ organization in Alberta re-opens
Community by Sam Casselman (Page 11)
Now located in downtown Edmonton, the Pride Centre of Edmonton (PCE) has re-opened after having to close its doors in August of 2011, following an external...
Seriously a Funny Guy
Celebrity Interview by Evan Kayne (Page 12)
Forced to wear an L.A. Kings jersey due to the loss of a bet with Wil Wheaton, Aaron Douglas - best known for his role as Galen Tyrol on Battlestar Galactica...
|Edmonton’s Artists for Life 2012
3rd Annual Event to benefit HIV Edmonton and Camp fYrefly
Community by Sam Casselman (Page 13)
This year on Saturday, May 26th is the 3rd annual Artists for Life fundraiser taking place at the Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton.
This event is put...
|Idina Menzel Defies… Everything
Theater icon talks queer crushes, hubby’s gay tendency and her ‘Wicked’ nightmares
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 14)
Idina Menzel doesn’t do anything halfway – even when she’s deciding on her gay faves. "It’s so silly," says the homo-hearted theater queen, surfing Google...
|Transcend at the Auburn
TESA Debuts its Annual Fundraiser
Community by Dallas Barnes (Page 17)
The Trans-Equality Society of Alberta (TESA) has a lot to celebrate. They just witnessed a hugely successful AGM – one that resulted in a fresh Board of...
|Progress, One Day at a Time
Calgary Outlink Keeps Up
Community by Dallas Barnes (Page 17)
We live in a city that is undergoing constant evolution, and the LGBT community is inundated with groups, bars, and organizations coming and going. It...
|Jason Mraz Won’t Give Up
Pop star talks supporting LGBT community, his ‘open’ sexuality and clarifies Instinct interview
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 18)
How cool is Jason Mraz? For one, his unwavering fight for equal rights led him to shoot a Human Rights Campaign video recently; he’s also waiting to wed...
|Catching Up With Kristine W
Dance diva on new music, keeping the gays in line and pressure to go country
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 20)
We all know Kristine W – or do we? In one of her most revealing interviews ever, the gay-adored dance-music powerhouse recently caught up with us to chat...
The Return of the Gay Pimp
Celebrity Interview by Benjamin Burtt (Page 22)
THE GAYEST OF ALL TIME continues Jonny McGovern’s journey into the fabulous fairyland where queens rule, glamour is celebrated, every street is a fashion...
The Lady of 1000 Talents
Celebrity Interview by Evan Kayne (Page 26)
Often when I talk to friends about doing actor/celebrity interviews, they’re disappointed I don’t interview the world-renowned names. For me, having interviewed...
|In Good Conscience
Trans Identity by Mercedes Allen (Page 28)
I’ll need to preface this article with a position statement, to note that I support the right of people of faith to believe, speak and practice their faith...
|Deep Inside Hollywood
Steel Magnolias: the TV movie
Celebrity Gossip by Romeo San Vicente (Page 30)
If you never saw the original 1989 film version of Steel Magnolias with Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts then you’ve got a little catching up to do on the...
El Nuevo Mojito
Lifestyle by Ed Sikov (Page 31)
"We’re in the port of Old San Juan / We have a boat we can sleep on / Hundreds of drag queens in full bloom / Hundreds of fat men in steam room!"
Misc Youth gives LGBT Youth a second chance
Community by Carey Rutherford (Page 31)
The Miscellaneous Youth Network is at it again! Calgary’s LGBT youth organization is attacking the horrors of high school prom - a sometimes uncomfortable...
|A Dreamy May Lovers’ Date Night
Peter Katz is Coming to Town
Celebrity Interview by Janine Eva Trotta (Page 32)
The cooing, melancholy, and clear voice that brought us the zesty track Dangerous is back with a new album. Canadian born singer songwriter Peter Katz...
|Two Worlds Collide
The Death of a Gay Activist
Political by Stephen Lock (Page 34)
With the recent killing of Halifax gay activist, Raymond Taaval, homophobic violence is once again receiving media attention.
The fact his killer...
|Letters to the Publisher
Letters by Letters (Page 35)
As a transgendered man waiting to become a woman through gender reassignment surgery, I can truly say I am proud of Donald Trump...
Paradise in the Rainbow Nation
Travel by Jon Fairbanks, Gaytravel.com (Page 36)
South Africa is a country that celebrates diversity. It’s the only country in Africa that allows same-sex couples to marry. Cape Town, the second-largest...
|“The Best Life that Good Design Can Offer”
Step into 6th and Tenth – Construction Slated to Break Ground this Fall
Lifestyle by Janine Eva Trotta (Page 38)
Young urbanites and the young at heart: a new development in Calgary is being catered to suit your posh dwelling needs.
Brad J. Lamb, the Toronto...
|Melissa Etheridge (Kind Of) Opens Up
Rocker talks life after ex, getting remarried and upcoming album
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 39)
Come to her window, but Melissa Etheridge won’t be around. Why? Because she’s everywhere else – on tour through the summer and in the studio laying down...
|Jack Black (Maybe) Goes Gay
Actor talks playing a real-life man who might be gay – and the pedicure he gave Shirley MacLaine
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 42)
Is this Jack Black’s first gay role? As a small-town Texan teddy bear who goes off the deep end, it might be. But, because the real-life man he’s playing...
Photos by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 44)
LGBT Project Art Show/Sale at Deva Dave’s http://gaycalgary.com/p221
Sharp Foundation Mac & Cheese Contest at the Eagle http://gaycalgary.com/p222
Cartoon by Glen Hanson & Allan Neuwirth (Page 52)
|A Couple of Guys
Cartoon by Dave Brousseau (Page 53)
Cartoon by Joan Hilty (Page 54)
LGBT Community Directory
Events Listing by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 55)
GayCalgary Magazine is the go-to source for information about Alberta LGBT businesses and community groups—the most extensive and accurate resource of...
Classified Ads by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 60)
Be very careful, Aquarius!
Astrology by Jack Fertig (Page 62)
The Sun conjoins Jupiter in Taurus offering a bright spot in the economy, both global and your own. Venus is in close aspect boosting that optimism, but...