|Gay with a Purpose
Letter from the Publisher
Publisher's Column by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 5)
As a man of science I have spent a fair amount of time trying to justify the purpose of my existence within my own belief system, while also considering...
Alberta’s Country “dykeon” opens up about touring Watershed
Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 9)
Icon. Vegan. Albertan. Singer. Songwriter. Lesbian. These are only a few of the adjectives used to describe the incredible K.D. Lang. Born in Edmonton...
|Big Gay Laughs
Interview by Evan Kayne (Page 11)
There are sketch shows which have the occasional gay character (for example, Daffyd on Little Britain, or Buddy Cole on Kids in the Hall). However, there...
|Wrap Yourself in the Rainbow
Stocking Up for Pride
Product Review by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 12)
The Pride Parade is a chance to publicly showcase the many facets of our community to outsiders, and even to each other. It often helps to fly a common...
|The Wrong Lesson
Political by Stephen Lock (Page 23)
Perhaps it is just me, but somehow I think those tasked with the responsibility of education should be better informed, educated if you will, about various...
“Take time to meditate, Virgo!”
Astrology by Jack Fertig (Page 25)
Mars in Leo promotes bold, flashy initiative. Now he’s opposing Neptune in Aquarius, tempting us to jump way ahead of ourselves and the limits of common...
|Deep Inside Hollywood
New Projects For Rose McGowan and Cyndi Lauper
Celebrity Gossip by Romeo San Vicente (Page 28)
Rose McGowan! In Chains!
It seems like Hollywood’s suddenly into imprisoning women. Of course, they’ve been doing that for years now, figuratively speaking...
|Whole Lesbian Sex
Body Mechanics for Determined Sapphists
Lesbian Sexuality by Felice Newman (Page 29)
Does your neck hurt when you go down on your girl? Does a wild ride with a strap-on leave your lower back aching? Does your hand get fatigued or cramp...
|What’s Gay in LA?
Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Lethbridge and Area
Community Event by Dominic Scaia (Page 30)
Lethbridge is the fourth largest city in Alberta, with a population of approximately 80,000. But despite its relatively large size, the gay scene is unfortunately...
Solo on City & Colour Project
Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 31)
There are three things you should know right off the bat about Dallas Green. He has the voice of an angel, he’s hilarious, and he is an incredibly nice...
|Letters to the Editor
Letters by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 33)
Dear GayCalgary Readers,
You’re invited to join us for Pride Festival 2008! It’s almost that time of the year and the start of Pride Festival 2008 with...
- by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 33)
Edmonton’s Prism Bar Under New Ownership
Edmonton’s Prism Bar & Grill has admittedly been struggling for a while, but new owners Deborah and Tracey are...
|Sexual Orientation in Men
Queer Quest by Kevin Alderson, Ph.D., R. Psych. (Page 38)
I remember the monumental occasion of “coming out” as gay. Wow! Both scared and exhilarated at the same time, I proudly left the closet and assumed like...
|The Revision of the Diagnosis of Transsexuality
And the Surrounding Controversy
Trans Identity by Mercedes Allen (Page 40)
It was one of those news items that almost slipped by everyone, despite the potential ramifications that it could have for the transgender community and...
Do Disco at Stage West
Theatre Review by Jason Clevett (Page 42)
While I wasn’t alive to experience the 1970’s, the era lives on in its music. That era’s message continues on today, and this is especially evident in...
|15 years of Gay Rodeo
ARGRA Reaches Milestone Year
Community Spotlight by Jason Clevett (Page 44)
One of the biggest LGBT events in Western Canada, the Bud Light Canadian Rockies International Rodeo rides into its 15th year this June 27th – 29th. ARGRA...
Pride Q&A with Calgary’s Mayor
Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 46)
Dave Bronconnier is a born and raised Calgarian who has been on city council since 1992. He was elected Calgary’s 35th mayor in 2001, and is presently...
Pride Q&A with Edmonton’s Mayor
Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 47)
Stephen Mandel moved to Edmonton from Windsor, Ontario in 1972. He was elected to city council in 2001 and elected Edmonton’s 34th mayor in 2004. He is...
|Out of Town
Eight Ways to Enjoy Boston
Travel by Andrew Collins (Page 48)
With its tree-lined streets, spectacular gardens, and youthful yet intellectual personality, Boston’s an easy city to love in the springtime. Winters last...
|NDPs and Liberals Seek End to Discrimination
Conservatives say “No”
Community News by Benjamin Hawkcliffe (Page 50)
It has been ten years since the landmark battle for rights of Vriend vs. Alberta. Delwin Vriend sued the government for allowing discrimination based on...
|“She’s A Boy I Knew”
An Interview With Director Gwen Haworth
Theatre Review by Mercedes Allen (Page 51)
Bold, honest and tinged with a healthy dose of levity, Gwen Haworth’s film, “She’s A Boy I Knew” (showing recently at the Fairy Tales International Film...
Funplex, Live 3, Crayons, Hard Candy
Music Review by Jason Clevett (Page 53)
“Funplex” by The B-52’s
If this was my first time hearing the B-52’s, my question would be “what is all this random hippie crap?” Don’t get me wrong...
|Womonspace Hits the Green
Community Event by Allison Brodowski (Page 54)
With Pride fast approaching, people of all sorts are coming out of the woodwork. From supportive community churches to the Asexual Visibility Education...
Art and Design Festival
Community Event by Ian Krell (Page 55)
The Works Festival, now in its 23rd year, is a free, all-ages arts and design festival taking place across 28 locations in Edmonton. Beginning June 20th...
|Edmonton Pride Week 2008
Edmonton Celebrates Pride the Mardi Gras Way
Community Event by Dallas Barnes (Page 57)
The Edmonton Pride Week Society proudly presents Pride Week 2008: Mardi Gras, Unmasked and Outrageous, running from June 13th to the 22nd. This event will...
|Pride Calgary 2008
It’s Time To Show Your Pride!
Community Event by Dallas Barnes (Page 58)
Pride Calgary officially kicks off its 2008 season this coming June 8th at 12 noon, as thousands of spectators come to Stephen Avenue to watch a celebration...
|Jully Black Wows ‘Em at The Grand
Concert Review by Jason Clevett (Page 60)
If you caught the 2008 Juno Awards, you saw Toronto’s Jully Black steal the show with the broadcast-ending rendition of her hit Seven Day Fool. Black returned...
|Banff’s Alphabet Soup Thriving
Community Spotlight by Monmen (Page 61)
“GLBTTQQ? Yes, we do have a community in Banff!” read one of the first posters that Mountain Pride posted in town, and things have gone steadily uphill.
One Yellow Rabbit Marks 25th Anniversary with Special Show
Theatre Preview by Jason Clevett (Page 62)
On Sunday, June 12th at the Jubilee Auditorium, One Yellow Rabbit (OYR) will celebrate its Silver Jubilee. The evening will feature the OYR ensemble of...
|Margaret Cho is Beautiful
A Chat with America’s favorite Fag Hag
Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 63)
I was recently in Seattle, Washington and was offered the chance to not only see Margaret Cho live, but go backstage and meet the Queen of Queer comedy...