|Away for the Weekend
Publisher's Column by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 5)
To put it simply, our cats have really missed us. Since the June edition came out, we have been out of town every single weekend this month. Thank...
|Loosen your Belt and Prepare to Get Physical
This Years’s Fringe Festival Slates a ‘Potluck’ of Sense Pleasing Performances
Theatre Preview by Janine Eva Trotta (Page 8)
While last year improv seemed to dominate the theme at Calgary’s Fringe Fest, 2012 appears to be steering less cerebral and more hands on.
Spring Valley Guest Ranch hosts 24th annual LGBT camping weekend
Community Event by Carey Rutherford (Page 10)
What is going on out there in the middle of the Canadian prairies? It’s summertime, and exploration ferments in the blood. The Spring Valley Guest Ranch...
|Summer is Here!
Can you afford to stay cool?
Living by Dallas Barnes (Page 11)
I am sure that you have already noticed, but summer has arrived. If you are like me, with this heat comes the costly temptation of turning on air conditioning...
|Break the Bank
Les Girls brings Calgary another top class girl’s night out
Community Event by Dallas Barnes (Page 11)
I don’t think the lesbian scene in Calgary has ever been so amazing! Les Girls, a major producer of ladies-for-ladies events in Calgary, brings us another...
Rugged TV actor talks Firefly to Chuck
Celebrity Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 12)
"I need a frickin’ apple box for this interview. You are the tallest interviewer ever and the cameraman is even taller!"
This is my introduction to...
|Alberta Kid Turned Jersey Boy
Michael Lomenda returns home in touring production
Theatre Preview by Jason Clevett (Page 14)
Through hard work and talent, dreams can come true. Just ask Stettler born Michael Lomenda, who returns home to Alberta playing Nick Massi in Jersey Boys...
|“EX” marks the spot
Edmonton’s Capital Ex packs some punch
Community Event by Krista Sylvester (Page 15)
If the Calgary Stampede’s centennial celebration sounds too crazy for you this year, or you can’t get enough of those deliciously evil mini donuts, why...
|Queer Eye - Part 1
Photos by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 16)
PURE Pride Dance at Starlite
The North American Gay Volleyball Association, and Championships
Community by Carey Rutherford (Page 22)
Clearly, T.J. Fedyk, Chair of the Calgary Bid Committee for the North American Gay Volleyball Association Championships (May 23rd to 27th, 2013), is the...
|The Marvellous Wonderettes
Theatre Review by Jason Clevett (Page 23)
The Marvelous Wonderettes is one of those shows where the talent and enthusiasm overcome the weaknesses of the script. At times head shakingly corny, the...
|The Many Dimensions of Katy Perry
Pop star talks new 3D film, kissing gay boys and fighting hate with ‘love bullets’
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 24)
Not exactly last Friday night, but it still happened: Katy Perry called us from London, where it was nearly 1 a.m. If life really does imitate art, she...
Director Adam Shankman and cast talk big-screen musical...and the gay kiss
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 26)
How do you come off a musical that has John Travolta doing drag? You make sure the next one, Rock of Ages, gets Tom Cruise in butt-baring chaps.
|Deep Inside Hollywood
Janet Jackson produces trans doc Truth
Celebrity Gossip by Romeo San Vicente (Page 30)
You knew you liked Janet Jackson, but did you know how much? Maybe it’s because throughout her career, she’s always been the most cautious of the Jackson...
One for the Flamers
Lifestyle by Ed Sikov (Page 31)
It was inevitable. How could I not flambé something? What’s more dramatic than strolling mock-casually into the dining room with a platter of something...
|Should Pride Be Used As A Vehicle To Promote A Non-GLBTQ Agenda?
Political by Stephen Lock (Page 32)
The various annual Gay Pride celebrations held in urban centres all over the world tend to be inclusive events, stemming from an understanding that, as...
|Stop the Madness
Community by Carey Rutherford (Page 33)
Mz. Rhonda wants to Stop the Madness.
"I feel that schools, churches, and the workforce, need to hear the message that gay people will not tolerate...
|Out of Town
Summer in Seattle
Travel by Andrew Collins (Page 34)
This city sculpted by Puget Sound and Lake Washington and crowned with leafy hills abounds with lively diversions, both indoor and outside, plus a sunny...
Jake Shears and Ana Matronic on 10 years together, a crazy prank and having sex to their songs
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 36)
Never ones to take themselves too seriously – their new video, "Baby Come Home," has them camping it up in nun gear – Jake Shears and Ana Matronic of Scissor...
|Hats off to 100 years of cowboys (and girls)
Calgary Stampede celebrates centennial in style
Community Event by Krista Sylvester (Page 38)
It’s not often you can wear jeans to work, take a Friday off for a (non-gay pride) parade or get a free breakfast for 10 days straight, but the Calgary...
Book Review by Jade Cooper (Page 39)
"In the early days of theatre, male actors played both the male and female roles. They were either dr.a.g. (dressed as girl) or dr.a.b. (dressed as boy)...
|Channing & Joe, Stripped
Actors talk film’s gay following, wearing thongs and the real-life Magic Mike
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 40)
"Wearing a thong is a pain in the ass" escapes Joe Manganiello’s mouth with complete disregard to the glaring innuendo. "Oh god. I can’t believe I just...
|Community is Responsibility
Ownership is the wrong question
Trans Identity by Mercedes Allen (Page 44)
It’s not a 24/7 responsibility - nobody can be "on" all the time, and if they are, their life isn’t going to be all that happy. But it is a responsibility...
|Queer Eye - Part 2
Photos by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 46)
Backlot 2nd Anniversary Party,
Buddys Fun Ball Game, Edmontonhttp://gaycalgary.com/pa283
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 Events Listing (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)
Use your power for good, Aquarius!
Astrology by Jack Fertig (Page 62)
The planets are all conspiring to promote misguided charm offensives, codependency running amok and disastrous efforts at wit. Restraint, humility and...