|The Community Dog Fight
Publisher's Column by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 5)
Come one, come all! Step right up and place your bets – which organization will be the winner in an all out community brawl over absolutely nothing? ...
The bisexual bombshell vows to never walk out on us.
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 8)
As if it needed to, a text to Lady Gaga told her she had arrived. As far as her dance-grooves go, she’s cha-chinged two hit singles – the gay-loved club...
|In Depth with RuPaul
Champion Drag Icon on New Album and Race for Next Drag Superstar
Celebrity Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 10)
To say speaking to RuPaul was a thrill for me would be an understatement. The first Drag Queen supermodel has certainly made waves throughout her career...
|Out of Town
Travel by Andrew Collins (Page 14)
Of mid-sized cities, Madison is one of the gay-friendliest in America. The regional political ethos is tolerance, and the city’s role as state capital...
|A Conflict of Rights
How Much Say Should Parents Have In School Curriculum
Political by Stephen Lock (Page 23)
I have difficulty understanding the continuing lack of political will to have “sexual orientation” specifically included in our provincial human rights...
|Creep of the Week
Pope Benedict XVI
Political Humour by D’Anne Witkowski (Page 24)
You know what Africans love? AIDS. Getting it, spreading it - doesn’t matter. It’s their favorite thing. I mean, it must be, right? Because why else would...
“Embrace competition, Sagittarius!”
Astrology by Jack Fertig (Page 25)
The Sun is aligned with Eris focusing our attention on our alliances and group identifications. Aspects from Mars and Jupiter make us eager to protect...
|Adult Film Review
Funhouse, Muscle Mountain
Adult Film Review - Male by Jerome Voltero (Page 26)
“Funhouse” by Titan Media
Courtesy of Priape
Cast: Eric Moreau, Francois Sagat*, Alex Baresi*, Tony Buff, Eduardo*, Dean Flynn, Derek da Silva, Bjoern...
|Pride Calgary 2009
The Year So Far
Community Spotlight by Dallas Barnes (Page 27)
“We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.” - Cicero
Back in November 2008, a group of eleven individuals...
|Deep Inside Hollywood
Celebrity Gossip by Romeo San Vicente (Page 28)
Heathers hopes to kill on Broadway
Twenty years after the theatrical release of Heathers, there hasn’t been another teen movie quite like it. Its unique...
A Drink By Any Other Name and Making Your Own Mixers
Lifestyle by Camper English (Page 29)
A Drink By Any Other Name
Even if I enjoyed having a Sex on the Beach (the drink), I would probably feel too embarrassed to order one in public. Luckily...
|A Different Way of Giving
Twisted Element and AIDS Calgary Forge a Unique Giving Opportuni
Community Spotlight by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 30)
Last month Calgary was wowed by the announcement of Twisted Element’s generous pledge of $50,000 toward AIDS Calgary’s “Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday”...
|Fear, Stigma and Discrimination replaced with Hope
2009 Alberta Positive Voices Conference Huge Success!
Health Advice by Mark Randall (Page 31)
I have always been a huge advocate for Peer Based Support Services and Systems when it comes to supporting Persons Living with, affected by or at risk...
|Letters to the Editor
Letters by Letters (Page 32)
The Imperial Sovereign Court of The Wild Rose continues to raise money for many charities as it does every year. This past year, as...
|Why should YOU volunteer?
Community by Aids Calgary (Page 34)
Reasons for volunteering can vary dramatically from person to person. Some people feel the need to give back to their community. Some people are looking...
|Alberta Government Gives to SHARP
Plans for Independence House Announced
Community News by James S. M. Demers (Page 37)
As you may already know, the Sharp Foundation is a Calgary-based non-profit charitable organization with a mandate to provide a ‘holistic’ (medical, physical...
|Running for Royalty
ISCCA Candidates for 33rd Reign
Community Spotlight by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 38)
As you may already know, the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Chinook Arch is a non-profit organization that fundraises throughout the year for a handful...
|A History of Gender Variance in Expression and Identity
Part 3: Into the Modern Age (1700s - 1932)
Trans Identity by Mercedes Allen (Page 40)
As society evolved toward the modern age that we know now, trans expression did not disappear, but did become far more subversive. The last surviving...
|Telling it Like It Is
The Calgary International Spoken Word Festival 2009
Theatre Preview by James S. M. Demers (Page 45)
The Calgary spoken Word festival is kicking off once again this year and the queer contingent is in full force. Starting April 2nd, Funnier than #$@!...
Theatre Preview by James S. M. Demers (Page 46)
Cappuccino Singers started in 1992 as a “stand n’ sing” troupe that would take the opportunity to sing anything choral. Over time this would include Broadway...
|I Love You, Man
Bro-mantic comedy a keeper
Movie Review by Benjamin Hawkcliffe (Page 46)
I have to confess, I’ve had a crush on Paul Rudd since he played gay opposite Jennifer Aniston in The Object of my Affection. After supporting roles in...
|The Erotic Anguish of Don Juan
ATP and The Old Trout Explore Love Through Puppets
Theatre Review by Jason Clevett (Page 47)
Calgary has been blessed to have two of “English-Canada’s” greatest puppet masters in its own backyard. While Ronnie Burkett has since moved to Toronto...
|Projecting Towards Pride and Celluloid
Sneek a’ Peek at The FairyTales International Queer Diversity Fi
Festival Preview by Spencer Tyler (Page 50)
It may be surprising for some people to learn that Calgary’s 2nd largest film festival, in Canada’s conservative heartland, is queerer than a three dollar...
Art Gallery of Alberta Debuts Major Canadian Artist
Art Review by GayCalgary Staff (Page 52)
The Art Gallery of Alberta presents POLAROIDS: Attila Richard Lukacs and Michael Morris from March 7–May 18, 2009. This exhibition showcases over 3,000...
|Absolutely Flawless: Coronation 33
ISCCA Soon To Crown New Royalty
Community Event by Dallas Barnes (Page 53)
As the sun peaks out from the clouds and the temperature slowly rises, a sense of renewal fills the air. For the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Chinook...
Catching Up with Juno Award Winner
Celebrity Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 54)
A few more things you should know about Dallas Green: He won a Juno Award (for songwriter of the year), he gives great hugs, and he doesn’t hate the Junos.
|GayCalgary at the Junos
Vancouver Rocks with Canadian Music
Event Spotlight by Jason Clevett (Page 56)
I absolutely loved the entire Juno 2008 experience in Calgary, so when Vancouver was announced as the host for 2009, it made sense to fly out for a week...