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Articles in the September 2017 Edition
Publisher’s Column - START THE PRESSES!
Hard copies of GayCalgary Magazine are coming back!
Before I get into the WTF title of this Publisher’s Column, I should get our readers caught up on what a busy last several months it has been for me. Yes...
Alberta Ballet Presents Tango Fire
Alberta Ballet never disappoints. Each year the roster of dancers and talents sourced for performances is outstanding. The opening to the 2017-2018 season...
OneRepublic Delivers with High Energy Show
To a casual fan it may be easy to forget exactly how many hits OneRepublic has pumped out in the last 15 years. Singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder has created...
Thus Spoke
An Unexpected Performance Piece Takes on Politics and Sex
The theme of one’s having the ‘privilege to waste their time’, to be there in the room of Theatre Junction Grand’s current show Thus Spoke, bookended the...
Broadway Lights the Season with ‘Carols For A Cure’ Y
The Christmas season is in full show tune swing now that the latest volume of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Broadway’s Carols for a Cure album has...
Nickelback Concert a Well-Oiled Machine
At nearly 2 decades together, Alberta’s Nickelback has the big arena concert down pat. Having seen them multiple times, there have been changes over the...
INTERVIEW - Hello Epiphany Mattel!
The Trans Hip Hopper Strikes It Big with #FixYoFace
As a music artist,  Epiphany Mattel is raw, unapologetic, and provocative.   She stirs pots and fixes plates by speaking her truth and not caring...
Queer Youth of Colour
for change, for support, for the future
One bright spot for me this past summer was discovering Calgary now has a support group for LGBTQ2S+ youth of colour. Queer Youth of Colour (QYOC) was...
Rum Review and Cocktail Recipes
Chic Choc Spiced Rum and Noxx & Dunn 2 4 5 Rum
Chic Choc Spiced Rum When I heard I was getting this rum, I first thought that I was getting something with a hint of chocolate flavour. It turns out...
INTERVIEW - Get Your Fake Nudes Here
Barenaked Ladies return with new album and tour
For nearly 30 years The Barenaked Ladies has been one of Canada’s favourite bands and a worldwide ambassador for our country. On November 17th the band...
REVIEW - Napoleon Himalayan Salt Platter Set
Is it all that it’s cracked up to be?
When I was told I was getting a Himalayan Salt Platter to review, I was skeptical on what I would do with it. The only time I have seen one in use was...
Beat Box
Beats To Make You Merry This Season
Holiday season is in full swing, and between scrambling to find presents for family and friends, booking your travel, and trying to sneak past all the...
Feist’s Hometown Show Pure Pleasure
It’s a risky, gutsy move for an artist to perform new material in its entirety. Calgary’s Leslie Feist took such a risk, performing her newest album Pleasure...
Why Kids with Same-Sex Parents Aren’t Different from Other Kids
To understand why kids with same sex parents aren’t different from other kids, we must first look back at history. Back in 1960, over 70 percent of the...
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Couple Comedy Marks Stage West’s 200th Production
The mating ritual is as ancient as humanity itself. Stage West’s latest production I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is essentially a series of sketches...
TRAVEL - Richmond, BC
Once Upon a Dumpling Trail
Usually I publish travel articles in order of when I did them, but the Whistler, BC articles will be in next edition, closer to Whistler Pride. Though...
The Burrard
Right off Davie Street is the Burrard. The hotel was originally built in 1956 and ran as a motor inn. Several years ago, they did updates throughout the...
Vancouver Aquarium
The last time Rob and I were able to check out the Vancouver Aquarium was back in 2013 when we did a whirl-wind trip to Kelowna, Victoria, Vancouver and...
Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant
First stop on our dumpling trail was Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant. There was a line up to get a seat. The place is bright and bold, with chandeliers hanging...
Shanghai Station at Empire Centre
Inside the small shopping mall, Empire Centre, is Shanghai Station, one of several of the food court restaurants. You order from a menu by the cash register...
Samsoonie Noodle & Rice
I have had Korean food before, but I had never been to a sit-down Korean restaurant. Trying the dumplings at Samsoonie Noodle & Rice, after having...
Steveston - “Once Upon a Time” in Richmond BC
I know that many TV shows are produced around the Vancouver area, and most of the filming is done in such a way that a location might be used a couple...
Hoi Tong Chinese Seafood
This restaurant is hidden away in a corner of a strip mall. Unless you know that is exists, you would never find it. Solid blinds were down when we arrived...
INTERVIEW - Bif Naked
Post Cancer and Living Every Day as if it is a Birthday
Bif Naked is the ultimate Canadian icon. She has inspired us with both her sound and her larger than life personality. Her body of work is timeless, as...
REVIEW - Kyi Kyi Fox Fur Pom Pom Beanie
Warm, luxurious winter flare
Tailored to guard against the frigid Canadian winters, fashion label Kyi Kyi’s beanie line is sure to be a popular hit for the yuletide season’s online...
Tips for Your First Open House
While some real estate agents say open houses are a waste of time, there are still a good number of homes that do sell at these events. In fact, about...
The Best Renovations to Make if You Want Your Money Back When You Sell Your Home
When you plan on selling your home in the near future, and want to get the most out of it when you do, then it is important that you plan out what renovations...
INTERVIEW - Woof!
Mike Ruiz Serves Sexy HeartThrobs and Adorable Hounds in 2018 Calendar
What happens when you pair the cutest pups on earth  — who just happen to be in need of forever homes — with beautiful, hunky men?  The year’s...
NSFW VIDEO INTERVIEW - Ricky Roman
Back at Evolution for Edmonton Pride
This summer, GayCalgary had the opportunity to interview Ricky Roman. Last time GayCalgary interviewed Ricky was in 2015 along side of Levi Karter. Ricky...
2017 Up Your Alley, San Francisco
For more photos from this event along with some photos that are NSFW, check out http://www.gaycalgary.com/pa1422...
VIDEO INTERVIEW - Raja Gemini visits Edmonton for Pure Pride
Sutan Amrull – also known as Raja and Raja Gemini – was recently in Alberta, and we caught up with her at Pure Pride’s kickoff party for Edmonton Pride...
Queer Eye
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