|Our Gay Roots
Letter from the Publisher
Publisher's Column by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 5)
Back in Junior High and High School, admittedly Social Studies was my least favorite subject of them all. Though I had a lot of memorable teachers that...
Turkey In Tuscany Or Beauty In The Beltline
Business Spotlight by Shone Abet (Page 8)
Have you ever walked into a high end salon and found more Prada than personable service, more attitude than artistic expression? Well I have, and I for...
“Coming Out” to a City Near You
Community Spotlight by Jason Clevett (Page 12)
You’ve been out with friends, but right now you aren’t really thinking about them. Instead, you are listening to the tall, good-looking guy whose been...
Angus Oblong’s Exhibition at QUAB Gallery
Art Review by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 15)
Angus Oblong’s series of dark and twisted tales in the guise of children’s books, “Creepy Susie and 13 Other Tragic Tales”, are just the foundation of...
Find out what’s happening
Events Listing by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 16)
Legal Advice by Darryl Aarbo (Page 23)
Sexual harassment is one of the most common forms of discrimination in the work place. Unfortunately, bad behaviour in not limited to heterosexuals -...
“Trust in friends, Cancer!”
Astrology by GayCalgary.com Magazine Staff (Page 25)
The passionate, energetic grand trine of Jupiter, Uranus, and Mars is being grounded by Mercury in Taurus. That suggests a productive engine is needed...
|Adult Film Review
Adult Film Review - Male by Jerome Voltero (Page 26)
“Turned On: Manplay 23” by Titan Media
How many homos does it take to screw in a light bulb? The answer is two – one to do all the work, and the other...
Passed by Regina City Council
Community Spotlight by Stephen Lock (Page 27)
Bullying has long been the scourge of growing up. Any kid who can’t seem to “fit in” bears the brunt of bullying from his or her peers.
|Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones
But Names Can Affect My Career Path
Opinion by Stephen Lock (Page 28)
A City of Calgary strategist, concerned about what she perceived to be harassment in the workplace, recently contacted me in my capacity as the Egale co-director...
|The National Day Against Homophobia
Community Spotlight by Stephen Lock (Page 30)
Each of us has experienced homophobia. We know its sting and we know how it hurts. Homophobia is insidious, creeping into our lives from a flip comment...
|The Calgary Humane Society
New Location, More Happy Endings
Community Spotlight by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 31)
Last June GayCalgary.com Magazine featured an article on the Calgary Humane Society. Since then, many headlines have popped up in the straight media about...
“Movies That Fell Short”
Crossword Puzzle by GayCalgary.com Magazine Staff (Page 32)
|Vincent in Brixton
Artists Early Years Captured in ATP Season Closer
Theatre Review by Jason Clevett (Page 33)
The tragic life of Vincent Van Gogh is, for the most part, well documented. The artist who later succumbed to insanity, cut off his own ear and killed...
|Queer History? In Calgary??
Community Spotlight by Stephen Lock (Page 34)
This magazine’s recent Readers’ Survey indicated that many readers are interested in knowing more about the history of our community. This has long been...
|Just Ask Nina!
The Dish who dishes advice
Ask Nina by Nina Tron (Page 35)
I recently found out that a friend of mine is a complusive liar who lies about everything to everyone. He has lied saying he has 2 children...
|Calgary International Spoken Word Festival
Is Your Conscience Queer?
Community Spotlight by Shone Abet (Page 36)
Always tell ‘em what you drink. Some sound advice from Ivan E. Coyote as I reached out to shake her hand and tell her what a pleasure it was to finally...
Event Photography by Steve Polyak (Page 37)
Cartoon by Joan Hilty (Page 40)
|United Nations Rejects Application
In Violation of their Own Rules
Community Spotlight by Stephen Lock (Page 41)
Bubonic Tourist has gone and done the unexpected, unexplained and unconventional again by bringing you four performance, video and installation artists...
Queerly Canadian Film Festival
Theatre Preview by Jason Clevett (Page 43)
The end of May is traditionally becoming the time to grab some popcorn and gather with friends to check out the annual FairyTales Film Festival, this year...
Challenging U.S. Ignorance
Music Review by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 45)
“What is the gay agenda, exactly?” asks Margaret Cho in her comedy sketch entitled Read the Administration. “Is it ass-less wedding gowns? Marching down...
|Raising your Courage to get Tested for HIV
Queer Quest by Kevin Alderson, Ph.D., R. Psych. (Page 46)
I had forgotten what terror feels like. While at my physician’s recently for a physical, I casually asked him to add an HIV antibody test together with...
|Everybody Loves Ray’s Mom
Popular TV family reborn at Jubilations
Theatre Review by Benjamin Hawkcliffe (Page 48)
Last year Jubilations Dinner Theatre brought back some old Friends, and now they once again bring back a popular TV show a year after it left the air with...
|Haddock and Hoof’s
Bringing East Coast Seafood to Calgary
Food Review by Jason Clevett (Page 51)
The first time you go to The Haddock and Hoof on 17th Avenue, it is definitely a case of looks being deceiving. Housed in a former Pizza Hut location...
|Queer Eye - for the Calgary guy (or gal)
Events that happened around Calgary
Event Photography by Steve Polyak (Page 52)
Classified Ads by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 60)