Publisher's Column by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 5)
Immediately after completing my last publisher’s column and getting the October edition to press and online, we concentrated on completing our move to...
|Jann Arden is Free!
New Management, New Album, and More
Celebrity Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 7)
Sitting down with Jann Arden is like visiting with a long time friend. When I walked into the trendy downtown bar that was arranged for this interview...
One-on-One with the Queen of Country Music
Celebrity Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 10)
In preparing for my interview with the one and only Dolly Parton, I was certain of two things. The first, that her southern charm would win me over within...
|Out of Town
Travel by Andrew Collins (Page 14)
As the headquarters of NATO and the European Union, Brussels ranks among the most international and sophisticated cities in the world. Though founded in...
|Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Needs to be Dumped
Political by Stephen Lock (Page 24)
The American military apparatus is one of the few amongst Western nations that continues to deny that lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals can and do play...
|Adult Film Review
Stag Fight, Going Under
Adult Film Review - Male by Jerome Voltero (Page 26)
“Stag Fight” by Stag Homme Studios, Courtesy of Priape
Cast: Dennis De Nello, Damien Crosse*, Manuel Lopez, Alain Lamas, Francesco D’Macho*, Pedro Andreas*...
“Sex is not a competitive sport, Aries!”
Astrology by Jack Fertig (Page 27)
While Mercury and the Sun line up in Scorpio, they are aspecting Uranus, Neptune and Eris, stimulating new inspirations on how to innovate and compete...
|Deep Inside Hollywood
Madonna makes another movie and Peter Paige in a Panic
Celebrity Gossip by Romeo San Vicente (Page 28)
Madonna makes another movie. Guy assists.
Madonna is going to direct again. What, you say you didn’t know she’d already directed one feature film? Well...
All About Absinthe
Lifestyle by Camper English (Page 29)
Despite sampling nearly every brand of absinthe available for sale in the United States, I have yet to see any green fairies outside of the LGBT contingent...
|Sexing and Sizing Up
Edmonton’s Exposure Festival
Community Event by Pam Rocker (Page 30)
Playwright Neil Labute wrote, “Go back to the theatre, audience members everywhere, and get your hands dirty. Sit closer than you usually do. Smell the...
|Self-Definition Without Injury
Trans Identity by Mercedes Allen (Page 32)
As communities rise from the margins, they undergo a process of introspection, microscopic self-examination and self-definition. It’s a process of healing...
Letters by Letters (Page 37)
The Alberta Rockies Gay Rodeo Association would like to congratulate GayCalgary and Edmonton Magazine for their 6th year anniversary.
Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are
Interest by Steven Petrow (Page 38)
How do I come out at work (and keep my job)?
Q: I’ve worked at a fairly conservative firm for years and have always brought opposite-sex “dates” to parties...
Rounding third, heading home
Sports by Dan Woog (Page 39)
Straight readers say that it takes them about 80 pages before realizing that the two high school players at the heart of Rounding Third are attracted to...
|Tegan and Sara
From Second Cup to International Headliner
Band Interview by Sam Casselman and Leah Kelley (Page 40)
On Tuesday October 27, 2009, born and raised Calgarian lesbian band Tegan and Sara released their sixth album titled Sainthood. We spoke with Tegan to...
|The Cat Empire
Band Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 43)
Australia’s hardest working band, The Cat Empire, is hitting Alberta this month touring behind its Live On Earth album. Famous for the dynamic intensity...
|Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show
What Happens in Fort Mac, Stays in Fort Mac
Theatre Preview by Dallas Barnes (Page 44)
What do you get when you allow a queer theatre artist to live in Fort McMurray for 3 weeks “researching, interviewing, and living life in that 21st Century...
|Profile Updated: HIV Status Unknown?
Health Advice by Mark Randall (Page 45)
In the very popular world of online dating and personal social networking sites, we are often very good at ensuring we have updated our information: pictures...
|Merry … Midwinter?
Tori Amos talks about her new seasonal CD
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 46)
It’s so like the religiously ambiguous Tori Amos to elude all the churchy mumbo-jumbo and trace popularized carols back to their non-worship roots. She...
|Life Starts Now
Three Days Grace, New Album, New Tour
Band Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 48)
I can still remember back in 2004 when I saw a young upstart band, running on the success of their first single (I Hate) Everything About You opening for...
La Roux, Carmen Reece, Electrik Red, Vanessa Williams
Music Review by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 52)
“Bulletproof” by La Roux
Music is a funny thing – oftentimes it’s not about using the latest, state of the art technology, but rather how you use what’s...
|Sorting out our Sordid Lives
A Chat with Del Shores
TV Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 53)
Del Shores is an activist, screenwriter, playwright and really fun guy. Having been involved with shows like Queer As Folk and Dharma and Greg, he is also...
|Welcome to the Jungle
How literary icon Rita Mae Brown learned about life from animals
Book Review by Chris Azzopardi (Page 54)
Situated on a quiet, rural area of central Virginia, on a sprawling 1,000-acre farm, is Rita Mae Brown – and 70 foxhounds, 19 hunting bassets and 40 horses...
Calgary Outlink Tells Us What We Want
Community News by Dallas Barnes (Page 55)
How well do we really know our own community? In a reputed, somewhat fractured community, it can be hard to know what all of us want. In this time of...
|Alberta’s Got Talent
Lethbridge’s Tara-Jean Popowitch Crowned Dancing Queen
Celebrity Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 59)
There must be something in the water here in Alberta. Theo Tams is Canadian Idol, Miles Faber and Allie Bertram were close runners up in the first season...
|The Many Sides of Buck Angel
Celebrity Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 62)
Buck Angel is many things. For some, he is hardcore porn’s “real man with a pussy.” To others he is a speaker who may have opened up their eyes to something...