|Boatloads of Beautiful Bears
Publisher's Column by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 5)
Earlier this month we took the opportunity to preview the new Strathmore location for the ARGRA Rodeo, and even though we were knee-deep in snow while...
Sexy farce comes to Stage West
Theatre Preview by Jason Clevett (Page 8)
Stage West’s current production, Boeing Boeing running until April 19th will fall into the “Love it or hate it” category; if you enjoy over the top comical...
|Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle & The Drum
Alberta Ballet Delivers an Eye Opening Experience
Theatre Review by Evan Kayne (Page 9)
Growing up a member of Generation X, for the most part I had an ambivalent relationship with Joni Mitchell’s music - except that I twitched every time...
Shave the Planet, Luck of the Irish, Zonk Out Earplugs
Product Review by Jerome Voltero (Page 12)
Shave the Planet from LUSH
Shave the cheerleader, shave the world? Okay, that makes no sense (unless Marni Gras were to become their new spokesperson)...
|Out of Town
Gay Travel Primer on Hawaii
Travel by Andrew Collins (Page 14)
A trip to Hawaii requires a greater investment of time and money than to just about any other U.S. destination, but when planned carefully, the rewards...
|Buses Are Not Pulpits
Political by Stephen Lock (Page 23)
For the benefit of new readers of this column, I will state at the outset a particular bias when it comes to this month’s subject. Regular readers will...
“Lead with your intuition, Capricorn!”
Astrology by Jack Fertig (Page 25)
Uranus and Neptune are doing a long, slow dance, provoking important social and technological innovations. The Sun is now joining in showing how you as...
|The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Irish Play Kicks Off Bloody Good GZT Season
Theatre Preview by Jason Clevett (Page 26)
Padraic is a ruthless Irish Liberation Army enforcer, and the one thing he loves more than anything else in the world: his little black cat, Wee Thomas...
|Three Nights of Gender Bending
Alberta’s Post-Secondary LGBT Student Organizations Put on a Sho
Community Event by Dallas Barnes (Page 27)
It’s time to brush off that suit and tie, or maybe your best dress and heels to support three of Alberta’s finest post-secondary LGBT student organizations:...
|Deep Inside Hollywood
New Projects for Johnny Knoxville
Celebrity Gossip by Romeo San Vicente (Page 28)
Cher and Knoxville Drop-Out
Energizer-Diva Cher has had on-screen romances with a variety of Hollywood players, from Nicolas Cage to Dennis Quaid to...
|Camp fYrefly Passes Another Milestone
Community Spotlight by Antonio Bavaro (Page 29)
If you haven’t heard about Camp fYrefly yet, you probably live under a rock. It is Canada’s largest leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified...
Bar-havior and Better Martinis
Lifestyle by Camper English (Page 29)
Gay bar bartenders, who are not necessarily gay bartenders, are usually the most efficient and fair intoxicologists in the drinking...
|Western Cup 2009
Apollo Friends in Sport
Community Event by Evan Kayne (Page 30)
This upcoming Easter long weekend, Apollo Calgary will be celebrating the 27th anniversary of Western Cup - the longest running annual LGBT multi-sport...
|Pirates of the North Saskatchewan II
All Aboard for Pirate Adventure at Jubilations
Theatre Review by Benjamin Hawkcliffe (Page 31)
If you witnessed The Pirates of the North Saskatchewan in 2005, you know why it was one of the best shows in Jubilations history. Well, Jack is back, with...
|Letters to the Editor
Letters by Letters (Page 32)
Re: Mardi Gras Dance
I had the (dis)pleasure of attending the Different Strokes Swim Club Mardi Gras dance on February 28th, and I have to say, it...
|Do You Have What it Takes?
Health Advice by Aids Calgary (Page 32)
For the past year AIDS Calgary has been working as a member of the Steering Committee for the “Do you have what it takes?” national sexual health campaign...
Daughter Bashes Gays, Embarrassed Over Finances
Advice by Jody Valley (Page 33)
Daughter Bashes Gays
Q: I am so mad I could just scream. I just walked downstairs and my 15-year-old daughter, “Sara,” and her friends were telling...
|The Rocky Horror Show
Odd-Lot Theatre Co. brings Sweet Transvestite to Edmonton
Community Event by Will Sutherland (Page 34)
In 1975, the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show hit screens around the world, and since its premiere in London England, the sexy sci-fi cult musical has...
|The BUTT Magazine Controversy
American Apparel Continues to Carry Gay Magazine
News by Jason Clevett (Page 37)
In January of this year, West Vancouver mother Trina Campbell went to the media with what she described as the discovery of a porn magazine at a local...
|Looking back at Queer as Folk
Producer & Writer Reflects on Influential Gay Show
Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 38)
From 2000 to 2005, the GLBT community and a lot of straight women were glued to their TV sets to watch the groundbreaking series Queer as Folk. Always...
|Dykes to Watch Out For
The Essential Alison Bechdel
Comic Review by James S. M. Demers (Page 39)
When Womannews Newspaper began publishing the assorted one panel cartoons of the then relatively new cartoonist Alison Bechdel in 1983, no one could have...
|A History of Gender Variance in Expression and Identity
Part 2: The Rise of Hatred (the Middle Ages)
Trans Identity by Mercedes Allen (Page 40)
The advent of class divisions, the acquisition of wealth and power, and the ownership of property fed a movement toward patriarchal governing that ultimately...
RSS Feeds for News, Media and More
Gay Tech by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 42)
Here at GayCalgary, we are continually pushing the envelope, providing our readers, visitors, and community partners the many benefits that new and popular...
|St Patrick’s Day Irish Auction
Annual Charity Auction Benefitting Beswick House
Community Event by James S. M. Demers (Page 46)
In the past three years, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Auction has experienced a great deal of growth, says founder and organizer Sean Hogan. ‘The...
|How Green was my Rental?
Queer DVDs worth renting for St. Patty’s Day
Movie Review by Matt Salton (Page 51)
Breakfast on Pluto, Directed by Neil Jordan/2005
If you were to imagine Forrest Gump as an Irish tranny growing up in the 70s, then you’ve got a good...
Annie Lennox, Rihanna, Maroon 5
Music Review by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 52)
“The Annie Lennox Collection”
For the first time, the greatest hits from the most successful female British artist in pop music history are available...