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GayCalgary® Magazine

Articles in the April 2018 Edition
Publisher’s Column
Accolades in Journalism
In the 25 years that GayCalgary has been around, we have received several awards and accolades. They are for the work that GayCalgary does in the LGBTQ+...
INTERVIEW - Barenaked Ladies & Steven Page
Special Exhibit Launches at Studio Bell
It was a performance we never thought we’d see. On March 25th, 2018 at the Juno Awards in Vancouver the Barenaked Ladies – Ed Robertson, Kevin Hearn, Jim...
StoryBook Theatre’s “To Dream Again”
Eloquent Portrayal of Divorce through an Innocent Lens
It’s not a pretty topic but it is one that affects an increasing amount of today’s families: separation of spouses; divorce. In Toby Hulse’s To Dream Again...
VIDEO INTERVIEW – Fairytales Film Fest 2018 opens with a Calgary Queer History Documentary
James Demers talks about Celebrating their 20th Anniversary and Name Change, plus Intersectionality in Queer Film
For the past 20 years, Fairytales Queer Film Festival has been highlighting films and documentaries of queer stories from around the world to audiences...
VIDEO INTERVIEW – Eliza Taylor at the Calgary Expo
Talks about 'The 100', Dogs, and Gay Rights
For the past four years, The 100 has been using its platform on evening programming to break expectations as well as barriers. But truly, what would be...
BeefDip 2018, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
For more photos from this event along with some photos that are NSFW, check out http://www.gaycalgary.com/pa1780...
INTERVIEW - Jason Walker and Tony Moran - Together Again in “I’m in Love With You”
The Dynamic Duo of the Dancefloor Prove Third Time Is the Charm
"There’s so much turmoil in the world right now, the dance floor needs a song like ‘I’m in Love with You,’" says Jason Walker of his latest single...
INTERVIEW - Wisdom with Swag
Openly pansexual pop artist Yaysh asks people to give her — and love — a chance
Yaysh understands that she presents a unique challenge to many people.  She is an androgynous-looking female, white MC and a singer who often crosses...
Positive Thoughts - Let’s Talk About Women and HIV
We know HIV doesn’t discriminate — so why are women still being left out of the conversation around HIV
Having recently become single again after being in a monogamous relationship for over a decade, and finding myself thrust into a whole new world of dating...
Positive Thoughts - We Are Family
Finding family when you don’t think you can make your own
One of the first disco albums I ever owned, We Are Family by Sister Sledge, I didn’t actually buy, but I won in a radio call-in contest in the spring of...
Positive Thoughts - A Place To Live
The new CEO of Bailey House reflects on its 35 years of housing people living with HIV/AIDS – and its future
Daniel W. Tietz became CEO of Bailey House in October 2017. The New York City-based nonprofit organization serves more than 1,800 men, women and children...
TRAVEL - Edmonton, Alberta
Shopping, Arts and Culture, with a diverse LGBTQ+ Community
As part of all the travel features GayCalgary has been doing on places we sponsor events at, writing a travel feature about Edmonton is something that...
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
On the valley edge of the downtown core of Edmonton is the iconic and unique looking Chateau Lacombe Hotel. Built in 1966, the 24 floor Chateau Lacombe...
Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre
Located by what used to be the Edmonton Municipal Airport, and close to the Via Rail/Grey Hound Station is the Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre. Formerly...
Alberta Aviation Museum
As far back as I can remember, airplanes have always have fascinated me and when I was a child (and even now as an adult,) I would eagerly watch the planes...
Fellowship of Alberta Bears - Great Canadian Bear Weekend
The Great Canadian Bear Weekend is organized by the community group Fellowship of Alberta Bears (FAB) who believe that everyone is welcome regardless of...
Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose – Coronation
Decades before RuPaul’s Drag Race started showing dragqueen culture in the mainstream, the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose (ISCWR) had been a...
Cariwest 2018, Edmonton’s Caribbean Arts Festival
GayCalgary has been covering gay pride parades since the late 90’s, so covering the parade for Cariwest was an amazing experience. Cariwest, Edmonton’s...
The Briefing Room
On Whyte Avenue, there is a boutique underwear store called The Briefing Room, which has won several awards for being the best men’s clothing store in...
West Edmonton Mall
Regardless of if you enjoy shopping or not, you need to visit North America’s biggest mall, the West Edmonton Mall. It was the world’s biggest mall until...
What’s New in Cabo and Cancún
A guide to Mexico’s glittering getaway gems, East and West
Unabashedly colorful and overflowing with culture, cuisine, and beaches, beaches, beaches, Mexico is a prime vacation destination, but with competing coastlines...
VIDEO - Bears In Black & White
4 Panda’s Make Calgary Zoo Debut
It’s the event 30 years in the making. On May 7th, 2018 at an event that included dignitaries from China, Federal, Provincial and Municipal representatives...
TRAVEL - Pride Journey
Milan & Turin, Italy
In the past decade, I have traveled around the world, visiting 3 continents in the past five years alone. The one destination that always seemed to elude...
You’re Buying a Neighborhood, Not Just a Home
When you’re shopping for a new house, it’s important to remember that in some ways you’re not just buying a single property. You’re buying and moving into...
Tips to Avoid Paying More for Your Mortgage
Buying a house is a major financial commitment. You want to be certain you’re getting the best mortgage rate and terms, and that you will be able to afford...
VIDEO INTERVIEW – Lethbridge Pride Celebrates 10 years
Going Big with Headliners Stacy Layne Matthews, Jaxx Garcia and DJ Dopamine
After 9 years of putting on an amazing inclusive pride for southern Alberta’s LGBTQ+ community, Derrick Antson of Lethbridge Pride talks to GayCalgary...
VIDEO INTERVIEW – Lou Ferrigno at the Calgary Expo
Talks about the 'Hulk', fans, and his gay fans
At 66 years old, legendary bodybuilder and actor Lou Ferrigno quickly developed a reputation at the 2018 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo as a workhorse...
INTERVIEW - Winning Kiss
Billy Winn Releases First Single from Upcoming Dreamland EP
Out artist Billy Winn has been captivating audiences with his energetic shows and music releases that range from high energy dance records to R&B and...
NSFW - Feasting on Fetish This Summer
As fashion and fetish-wear continue to become increasingly intertwined, designers are striving to incorporate the latter’s seedy aesthetic into their collections...
ATP’s “Glory” Brings Canada’s Pioneer Hockey Femmes to Centre Stage
Once again Alberta Theatre Projects delivers to Martha Cohen Theatre a play that is all humour and heart, plus hockey. Glory, written by Tracey Power and...
INTERVIEW - Laughing Our Heads Off with Kathy Griffin
Our favourite comic makes Calgary debut
"What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger." It’s a saying that has been used to describe overcoming odds. If anyone can identify with that saying...
Queer Eye
Sanctuary Drag Show at 1181 Lounge, Vancouver http://gaycalgary.com/pa1599 The Shequel at XY, Vancouver http://gaycalgary.com/pa1600 Dick Safari...
News Releases
Deputy Sheriff’s Association Demands Non-Invasive Searches of Transgender Inmates On Feb. 20, 2018, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department enacted a policy...
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LGBT Community Directory
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Online Articles this Month
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Whigfield returns as Sannie
The iconic Eurodance singer is back with an LGBT inspired music video
The year was 1995. Quebec voted to stay in Canada, OJ Simpson was found innocent, and Eurodance was at the height of its Canadian popularity. I saw the...
Les Misérables Returns
A New Dream Dreamed in Spectacular Production
Since 1980 Les Misérables has been seen by over 70 million people. One of the longest running Broadway and West End shows of all time, a new twist on the...
INTERVIEW - “Queen of the Oil Patch” begins her reign on APTN
When asked to do an interview concerning a new reality TV show about a Two-Spirited First Nations businessman/entertainer working in the oil patch, I jumped...
Ready or Not, Retail Cannabis is Here
NOVA Cannabis - sneak preview of one of Calgary's first retail cannabis stores
Given a chance to see behind the curtain before the historic opening of a recreational cannabis shop, I jumped at the chance. NOVA Cannabis, located in...
INTERVIEW - Stone Temple Pilots Still Howling
Iconic band performs at Halloween shows this weekend
When Stone Temple Pilots take the stage at this weekends Halloween Howler concerts in Edmonton October 26th and Calgary October 27th , it’s a new take...
Alberta Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty
Cursed by a wicked fairy, the newborn Princess Aurora is fated to die from a prick to her finger on her sixteenth birthday. A good fairy intervenes to...
INTERVIEW - Holding On To Ria Mae
Queer Singer on latest single and tour
It’s been a whirlwind few years for Halifax artist Ria Mae. The singer, known for hits like Clothes Off and Oh Love recently released her latest single...
Oh What A Night!
Stage West’s “Jersey Boys” a knockout
Since 2005 Jersey Boys – a jukebox musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – has been wowing audiences around the world. The 2006 Tony Award winner...
INTERVIEW - Paging Dr. Theo!
Theo Tams returns with latest album
It’s been 4 years since Theo Tams, the Coaldale born final Canadian Idol winner, released his last ep Back Pocket. Tams is back with his latest (and best)...
TRAVEL - Vivo Resorts in Puerto Escondido Offers a Piece of Paradise
Whether you’re looking for immaculate ocean views, privacy and peace, epic surf waves or authentic, delicious food, the beachfront Vivo Resort in Puerto...
INTERVIEW - Amplifying Gravity with Zach Adam and Adam Joseph
Two Powerful Forces in the Queer Underground Music Scene Unite in Song About Overcoming Addiction and Depression
Multi-talented out musicians Zach Adam and Adam Joseph are uniting on their first single and fans will not be able to escape their "Gravity."...
The Best Time to Buy a Home
For some purchases, prices change depending on the time of the year. If you’re purchasing items to use outdoors during the warmer months, for example...
Positive Thoughts
The Cranky Queer’s Guide to Chronic Illness
Hello. How are you? Yeah, you’re fine, I know. So am I. It's the kind of fine where it’s the third time in four days that I wake up at 2:30 a.m. And...
TRAVEL - Chicago in Four Days (with little to no sleep)
When we travel to a new city, we hit it hard. Forget about coming home relaxed and rejuvenated, we’re there to experience what the city has to offer, less...
Tips for Selling Your Home in a Booming Market
The housing market goes through its ups and downs – this is a natural cycle that real estate professionals carefully watch. Often, it follows the overall...
The “Army of Love” Descends Upon The US Capital
Papa Party Debuts in Washington DC This Friday 
The Papa Party is on a mission to produce thirty-three spectacular gay events in major cities throughout the world in 2019. Recent events have taken place...
“Come From Away” Worth the Hype
Canadian Production makes Calgary debut
At first glance, the concept behind Come From Away seems to be an odd one. A musical about Gander, Newfoundland hosting 7000 stranded passengers in the...
Positive Thoughts - My Poz Heroes
How writing about people living with HIV inspired profound change in my own life
About a year and a half ago, I was in a dark place. After a painful separation from the love of my life, I felt not only completely broken inside but also...
INTERVIEW – Equal Marriage, Gay Rights and Gay Pride
Responses from UCP leader Jason Kenney from back in June 2004 when he was running for the Federal Conservatives
With the upcoming 2019 provincial election, we wanted to showcase past interviews that we have done with Jason Kenney (when he was running in the 2004...
THEATRE PREVIEW - RENT Returns For 20th Anniversary Spectacular
Touring Production brings Jonathan Larson’s original vision to the Calgary Stage
"How do you document life when life is getting more like fiction each day?" The lyric from Jonathan Larson’s RENT seems even more relevant today...
OPINION - Pride: 1969, 2019, 2069 and beyond - what now?
As Pride season in Canada and the USA is winding down, we’re also closing the season of criticizing Pride festivals. Beyond people bemoaning corporate...
THEATRE - Waitress Doesn’t Dish Deep Enough
New Musical Has Heart But Misses Some Important Issues
Based on the 2007 film, Waitress is playing until Sunday at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium before heading to Edmonton’s Jubilee Auditorium Nov 26th –...
THEATRE - Stage West’s “Mamma Mia” Worth Taking A Chance On
Last year Stage West’s holiday show was the stellar Jersey Boys, showing that the company can create on its smaller stage a show that measures up to the...
THEATRE - “We Will Rock You” Arrives Home
A Look At Alberta Produced Touring Production of Queen Musical
When the Queen Jukebox Musical We Will Rock You hits Alberta for multiple dates across the province later this month, it’s a homecoming of sorts. Produced...