|When it Rains, it Pours
Publisher's Column by Rob Diaz-Marino (Page 5)
After surviving the busy time of ARGRA at the beginning of this month, we thought we would have something of a break during July. Judging by the...
Out country singer on living openly and playing Pride
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 8)
Chely Wright is sitting in the sun on the backyard patio of her New York home while her two Chihuahuas run wild. Since making national headlines for being...
|Eat Gay Love
Ryan Murphy on new Julia Roberts film, pushing gay on Glee, and Wicked movie
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 11)
Glee’s all Ryan Murphy must be feeling these days. Already on fire from his gay-worshipped TV megahit, the 44-year-old director’s second feature, Eat Pray...
|Angelina Jolie Mans Up
Salt Actress on Sex Change, and New Spy Thriller
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 13)
Angelina Jolie’s just one of the boys. Not only by being a butt-kicking bombshell in Wanted or the Tomb Raider series, but truly transforming into a man...
|Queen of the Night
Kelis on New Dance Disc and Gay Dudes
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 14)
Kelis doesn’t take crap from anyone. Not from closet cases. Not from PETA, which she chewed out recently after they got on her case for wearing fur. That...
20 Years of (R)Evolution
Community Event by Evan Kayne (Page 24)
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Pride celebrations in Calgary, and to some it may be hard to believe at Calgary’s first Pride rally in 1990, people...
|HEATing up for Pride
Lifestyle Advice by Mark Randall (Page 25)
HEAT is so excited, as one of our favorite community events approaches. It’s almost time for Calgary’s 20th Gay Pride Celebration and AIDS Calgary, along...
|The GLBTQ African Group
Pride Centre of Edmonton Hosts New Group
Community by Sam Casselman and Dallas Barnes (Page 25)
The Pride Centre of Edmonton is now hosting a new support group for LGBT people of colour, known as the GLBTQ African Group. Fredrick’s, organizer of this...
|A Crime Against One Is A Crime Against All
Political by Stephen Lock (Page 26)
A series of articles in local print media in June indicated that the number of hate crimes against lesbians and gay men had doubled over previous years.The...
“Play it up, Virgo!”
Astrology by Jack Fertig (Page 27)
From mid-Leo, the Sun is aggravating Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, which could create brilliant political insights, but that will take extraordinary work...
|Deep Inside Hollywood
A different View for Sara Gilbert
Celebrity Gossip by Romeo San Vicente (Page 28)
As The World Turns is 54 this year. And it’s being cancelled. But when networks close a door they open a window, which means something’s going to fly into...
Snobs invent Fire Island Iced Tea
Lifestyle by Ed Sikov (Page 29)
Six of us were lined up in beach chairs judging the gym rats on parade at the water’s edge. “Why does that guy have ‘Bondi’ printed on his ass?” I inquired...
|Out of Town
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Travel by Andrew Collins (Page 30)
Reminiscent in historic ambience, manageable size, mountainous elevation, and dynamic arts scene to Santa Fe, New Mexico, the small city of San Miguel...
|Adult Film Review
Unloaded, Dad Takes a Fishing Trip
Adult Film Review - Male by Jerome Voltero (Page 40)
Dad Takes a Fishing TripBy: D/G Mutual MediaFrom: PriapeGenre: IntergenerationalCast: ***Story: ***Visual: ***Faves: Josh West...
|This is BSB
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter on Fame, the Road, and his Gay Connection
Celebrity Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 42)
At one point in time The Backstreet Boys were arguably the biggest band on the planet. Thousands of infatuated women and gay men flocked to concerts and...
Toronto’s Sweet Thing the Next Big Canadian Band?
Celebrity Interview by Jason Clevett (Page 44)
Owen Carrier and Nick Rose, lead vocalist and vocalist/guitarist respectively of Toronto band Sweet Thing, have that kind of instantly likeable personality...
|Strobelite for AIDS Calgary
Giving Everyone the Right to Dance
Community Event by Sam Casselman and Dallas Barnes (Page 45)
Mark down on your calendars, a fabulous event on August 21st at the Marquee Room, upstairs from the Uptown Theatre. Strobelite, an emerging dance event...
|The 29th Edmonton International Fringe Festival
A Perfect Way to Round up Your Summer
Theatre Event by Dallas Barnes and Sam Casselman (Page 46)
“We’re getting ready to show you ours,” promise the organizers of this year’s Edmonton International Fringe Festival. From August 12th to 22nd, Edmonton...
|The Jagged Years of Ruthie J
Calgary LGBT Pioneer Recounts her ‘Crazy’ Adolescence
Book Review by Dallas Barnes (Page 47)
Dr. Ruth Simkin is living a life of retirement in the beautiful city of Victoria with her animal companion Reenie. She has had an extremely successful...
|TransActive II: Expectations
Trans Identity by Mercedes Allen (Page 51)
This is part two of a four-part series on advocacy. Part one was in the June issue and spoke about changing the narrative used to describe trans...
Kylie Minogue, Jane Krakowski
Music Review by Chris Azzopardi (Page 53)
AphroditeKylie MinogueMy Rating: ****
As if gay men haven’t already crowned Kylie Minogue the queen of dreamy dance-pop, her 11th studio album names itself...
The next big thing from out director Lisa Cholodenko
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 60)
Julianne Moore breezes into the room – a cozy, sun-lit suite at a Four Seasons in Los Angeles – with a perky bounce, appearing far shinier than the ordinary-looking...
|Toni Braxton finds her Pulse
Soulstress Un-breaks Hearts
Celebrity Interview by Chris Azzopardi (Page 62)
Toni Braxton’s loving the ladies. Regardless of lesbian rumors that swirled around years ago, the R&B singer who rode a massive wave to superstardom...
- by GayCalgary Staff & Contributors (Page 64)