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Articles in the November 2011 Edition
Lost in Translation
Publisher’s Column
This month I’m reminded just how long I’ve been a part of Alberta’s LGBT community.  It has been over a decade since I gave up the delusion that the...
Make Way For Some Blazing Queering
Edmonton’s Loud & Queer Cabaret Marks its 20th Year
In 1991 the Loud & Queer Cabaret was the Edmonton LGBTQ community’s answer to a political discussion that began when Delwin Vriend lost his job as...
How to be an Energy Superstar
5 Quick Tips on Keeping Costs Down this Winter
As the snow levels on the Rockies begin to become more prominent, and we count down the days on the calendar until the Christmas holidays, one thing that...
LeAnn Rimes
Country Star talks equality, gay ‘dads’ and ex-hubby rumors
LeAnn Rimes was a free-spirited 13-year-old when, on one of her biggest songs, she threw caution to the wind and bought a one-way ticket on a westbound...
The Teachings of Tori
Gay icon on Christian phonies, being OK with a lesbian daughter and why ‘It Gets Better’ isn’t enough
Tori Amos doesn’t do anything straight. Regarded as one of the premier singer-songwriters of our time, the gay icon’s veered off every which way – into...
FIND OUT!
LGBT Community Directory
GayCalgary and Edmonton Magazine is the go-to source for information about Alberta LGBT businesses and community groups—the most extensive and accurate...
Freedom of Speech vs Freedom from Hate
The principle of free speech is a prickly one and fraught with conflicting rights. When does "free speech" become an assault on someone else’s rights...
Can A Trans Human Rights Bill Pass With A Harper Majority?
"It’ll never pass," I often hear.  "Not with a Harper government.  They’d never support human rights inclusion for transsexual and transgender...
Joss Stone: The Solo Sessions
Singer on being a free soul, adoring Melissa Etheridge and going lesbian for a day
"Yell at me like I pissed you off," Joss Stone insists, trying to hear me over the poor reception. And then it’s just downhill from there: Her dog is eating...
Deep Inside Hollywood
HBO welcomes Liberace and Kids
Remember that Liberace biopic that’s been such a longtime coming? Remember how it was going to be a big-screen event directed by Steven Soderbergh and...
Cocktail Chatter
What to Do with Cheap Champagne, Part II
Dan and I got home from our one-night honeymoon at the beach to find five silver or gold bags waiting for us in the mailroom. More champagne – of sorts...
Western Canada Leatherboy 2011 Looks Back
The Western Canada LeatherSIR/boy & Community Bootblack contest occurs this coming November 18th to 20th at The Calgary Eagle. GayCalgary and Edmonton...
Mike Ruiz is Pretty Masculine
Few do cool as hot as high-octane celebrity-fashion photographer and star of A List: New York, Mike Ruiz.   With a unique approach to the exploration...
Out of Town
Winter Adventures: Vail and Beaver Creek
Colorado’s most famous gay ski weeks are held in Aspen and Telluride, in mid-January and late February respectively, but over the past few years, Vail...
Fundraising Photos
Chili Cook Off Fundraiser for SHARP at the Eagle - Calgary http://gaycalgary.com/pa62 ISCCA Joey Hailey’s Can You Beliebe It at the Texas Lounge - Calgary...
THE BE-LEAVER
Aiden Leslie On Leaving Love
Aiden Leslie’s "Trying to Leave Now" is about salvaging what is right in a relationship before losing everything. Penned by the artist, the single...
A Couple Of Guys
Bitter Girl
World AIDS Day in Alberta
This year, AIDS Awareness Week spans from November 24th and concludes with World AIDS Day on December 1st.  This year HIV Edmonton is making their...
Cyndi Shines
After all these years, singer/activist isn’t so unusual – she’s just human
Twenty-five years ago, Cyndi Lauper’s "True Colors" shined through – on the radio, and in the hearts of so many. It was in the midst of the horrifying...
Howie D Flies Solo
Backstreet Boy makes solo debut with Back To Me
Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough doesn’t have a stop button. In July he wrapped up a concert in Edmonton, went to an after party until 2am, hopped on a tour...
Chelsea Boys
New Gay Generation
"...and thus began the beginning of the new race. A race within the race of humanity. A race which bares no prejudice, no judgment." - Lady Gaga How...
Queer Eye
PURE Masquerade at FLASH, Edmonton http://gaycalgary.com/pa56PURE Masquerade at Club Sapien, Calgary http://gaycalgary.com/pa57 Exposure Festival - Edmonton...
Classified Ads
Q Scopes
Pay attention, Capricorn!
Mars opposes Neptune just before going into Virgo. Showing off and excessive aggression or internalized anger will exact a price that you’ll have to pay...
Online Articles this Month
Falling Backwards explores the life of Jann Arden
Often people look at the contrast with Jann Arden the person – upbeat, warm hearted, and hilarious – with her sad and heartbreaking music and wonder...
"A Behanding in Spokane" an Adrenaline Rush
A Behanding in Spokane is Ground Zero Theatre/Hit and Myth Productions third play by Martin McDonagh after successful runs of The Lieutenant of Inishmore...
The Tea Party Returns
Iconic Canadian band returns to Alberta this week
The last time Calgary & Edmonton experienced the Tea Party live in concert was a summer tour opening for Def Leppard in 2005. Singer Jeff Martin...
Book Marks
Moffie
Moffie, by Andre Carl van der Merwe. Europa Editions, 368 pages, $15 paper. Young Nicholas Van der Swart, already scorned by his strict ...
Editorial Cartoon
Obama at HRC Dinner
Creep of the Week
Proposition 8 Legal Defense team
Hey, did you hear the one about the judge who ruled against Prop 8 in California being a homo? And how his ruling shouldn't count because he's gay?...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Jena Malone aims for "Lonely Hunter"
Jena Malone aims for Lonely Hunter She was married to a man, but Southern literary icon Carson McCullers, the author of The Heart Is a...
Hear Me Out
Björk, Indigo Girls
Björk, Biophilia Breaking down Björk isn’t easy. The Icelandic dancer in the dark’s unpredictable output, ever since 1993’s electro-pop Debut...
Editorial Cartoon
Saving Marriage
Creep of the Week
Keith Ablow
Full disclosure: I do not watch "Dancing With the Stars." In fact, I can’t even say I’ve ever intentionally viewed it unless you count a YouTube clip...
Editorial Cartoon
Remembering Franklin Kamney
The OutField
Gay Sports’ Hot 100
To John Amaechi’s long list of achievements – former NBA basketball player, gay activist, human rights advocate – add another: Order of the British...
Editorial Cartoon
Bully
Thinking Out Loud: Am I post-gay yet?
Or am I just overcompensating for old gay stereotypes?
Have you become complacent about being gay? I have. As LGBT rights evolve, and LGBT life becomes more normalized to mainstream America, some of us...
The Tea Party Steams Up Flames Central
It was -30 degrees outside on Stephen Avenue on November 19th, but inside Flames Central The Tea Party had no issues heating up the packed room for...
Rhythm Nation
STOMP makes music out of unlikely items
Music can come from the most surprising of places. STOMP markes two decades since it was first created in the UK with a tour that is running at the...
Book Marks
The Art of Fielding
The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach. Little, Brown, 524 pages, $25.99 hardcover. College baseball is merely the surface subject of Harbach’s ...
Creep of the Week
John Boehner
The Defense of Marriage Act makes John Boehner weep. Not because of how sadistically cruel it is to gays and lesbians, nor how unconstitutional. No, ...
Thinking Outloud: Why My Marriage Matters
A marriage doubter changes her tune
It’s my wedding anniversary today and I’m 6000 miles away from my partner, sitting in an English café.  Being all alone and so far away is making...
Hear Me Out
Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger If Kelly Clarkson wasn’t making music, you have to wonder: Where would she take out her wronged-woman rage? It’s a scary...
Creep of the Week
Linda Harvey
Your son just fell off the monkey bars, shattering a kneecap and busting out some teeth. Your kid is screaming in pain, blood all over his face, and...