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Articles in the March 2014 Edition
Jasper Pride
As many Albertans know, Jasper has a well-deserved reputation as a home for the diverse and eclectic. Now in its fifth year, Jasper Pride has capitalized...
Letters
Dear GayCalgary Readers, I am writing to you in regards to our tragic loss of Dennis Barreira on January 19th, 2014.  As Constable Andy Buck posted...
Curling with Pride
Ice sports are fundamental to Canadian identity. Even those of us who don’t play are brought up in a culture suffused with the good-natured national obsession...
One Voice Chorus Presents “Think Big!”
A big night for a queer choir that has come a long way
Mighty is the theme of the choral show Calgary’s One Voice Chorus (OVC) will be offering music lovers on Saturday, March 22nd at the Scarboro United Church...
Leaving the Shadows Behind
Roslyn Kind hits the city
They say a person’s name can say a lot about them.  If that’s true, you’ll have no problem figuring out what type of person Roslyn Kind is. The...
Living True Takes Guts
Late, A Cowboy Song gives a deeper look at human relations
Male or female. Gay or straight. Married or single. So often life forces us to check ourselves into tiny, defined boxes that leave little space to wiggle...
Oblivion
Playwright shares hellish struggle between religion and homosexuality
"We choose to believe in Jesus – we don’t choose to be gay." In the conservative Christian Church it is often resounded that none is a greater...
Parenting Proud
The amazing adventures of two gay dads
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby and the baby carriage. A cliché for sure, but in our case it couldn’t be more true, even though...
Arizona Anti-Gay Bill Crashes
In the ongoing and often fractious debate around equality rights in the US, and just when you think you’ve heard it all, our American cousins come out...
Discussing Community Safety
Phishing attacks, and how to protect yourself
Hello again everyone, it’s great to be able to talk with you again.  Just think, by the time you read next month’s article it will officially be Spring...
Unnecessary Farce Hams It Up
As a genre, farce is simply something that you either like or don’t. It’s even pointed out in the show that the plot of a farce is basically a lot of door...
Days of Our Lives’ Guy Wilson
There’s a New Will in Salem
When Days of Our Lives premiered on NBC in 1965, the network had no idea that the family oriented daytime drama would one day venture where few soaps dared...
To Boldly Go Where No LGBT Have Gone Before
LGBT Calgarian on shortlist for traveling to Mars
Growing up in the 1960s, and watching the space race between the Soviets and Americans, Kayla Bonham believed this was a frontier worth exploring. The...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Emma Watson endures Regression
Alejandro Amenabar, the gay, Academy Award-winning, Chilean-Spanish filmmaker, isn’t afraid to go there. He put Nicole Kidman through supernatural hell...
The View From Michelle Visage
RuPaul’s best friend back judging Season 6
Since she became a judge on Season 3 of Rupaul’s Drag Race, Michelle Visage has established a reputation for tough love. Returning to the judging table...
Jeremy’s Vision Extends Around the World
Jeremy Dias is the Director of Jer’s Vision, and let me tell you, he has specific ideas about the direction of his organization’s Youth Diversity Initiative...
Coming Out Monologues
Calgary’s Coming Out Monologues are back for a 2014 edition, marking the fifth annual edition of this event and promising to be as fabulous as ever. This...
And She’s Telling You ...
Jennifer Holliday on drag queen backlash, death threats and her fake Oscar
Jennifer Holliday wants to clear something up: When she performed her signature song, "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going," on American Idol...
Don’t Judge a Pin Up by its Cover
Lesbian model breaking down barriers
Born and raised in East Baltimore City Md., future Pin Up Happy Jenn was constantly told by people she knew that she reminded them of a particular pinup...
Missy Suicide
Redefining beauty one tattoo at a time
She’s so suicide girl. The phrase likely conjures images of tattooed women, adorned with piercings and uniquely cut or dyed hair. And that’s what a suicide...
Storytelling to Storyweaving
An evening with Muriel Miguel
Muriel Miguel (Kuna / Rappahannock) is a woman known for her stories. She has become an internationally acclaimed Aboriginal artist, teacher and diva...
Straight Talk with Jennifer Nettles
Sugarland frontwoman talks lesbian rumors, coming out straight and the gay movement in country music
Jennifer Nettles is the voice of one of country’s biggest acts, but it wasn’t always that way. Before Sugarland, in the late ’90s, the Atlanta singer was...
The Dirrty Show Interview
Albertans Kayla Williams and Melody Stang are a musical duo who play guitar and keyboard while singing lyrics about topics like "anal sex, hairy balls...
Heart Spoken
Lea Michele talks lesbian role on Looking, being called a diva and Glee legacy
"No personal questions" is the caveat before getting on the phone with Lea Michele, TV’s Rachel Berry. It’s an acceptable exception given the...
Queer Eye
Queens of the Orient at Evolution Photos by Farley Foo Foo Luna Dance Fusion - Glitterball III at Yellowhead Brewery photos by Farley Foo Foo ISCWR...
A Couple of Guys
News Releases
10 Gay Animals http://www.gaycalgary.com/n1195 MOVIE REVIEW: August: Osage County http://www.gaycalgary.com/n1196 Sochi will be remembered as the...
Mr. GayCalgary March 2014
James Demers
Although James is only 24 years old, he has been involved in non-profit work in the community for his 10th year. He moved from Lethbridge to Calgary when...
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The OutField
The Ultimate Game
So how gay is frisbee? Pretty gay. It’s a sport – which is actually called "Ultimate" and played with a "disc," because "Frisbee"...
Editorial Cartoon
NFL On Being Openly Gay
Deep Inside Hollywood
Ellen Page, Freeheld at last
Long in the works, the Ellen Page project Freeheld couldn’t be coming together at a better moment. The actor has just gone public with her sexual orientation...
Creep of the Week
Coalition for Family Values
What do you do when you're losing your ideological battle at the national level? Why, you go global! Which is why a group of A-List anti-gay folks have...
Creep of the Week
Gina Miller
Sound the alarm! Radical homosexuals are coming for your God-given rights! And they probably are armed with pie tins full of whipped cream and/or glitter...
Editorial Cartoon
Texas Marriage
Hear Me Out
Lea Michele, Amy Ray, Ghost Beach, Robert Ellis
Lea Michele, Louder The business of turning a theater-born star into a bona fide pop act isn’t as easy as it looks, and Lea Michele knows this from seeing...
Creep of the Week
Ted Cruz
America is a tough place for sensitive men. Crying is forbidden unless a guy wants to be seen as some kind of fag. But there are a few select places where...
Editorial Cartoon
To Have and to Holder
Hear Me Out
Kylie Minogue, Kid Cudi, Pharrell Williams, The Notwist
Kylie Minogue, Kiss Me Once You gotta feel bad for every non-gay American not currently enraptured by Kylie Minogue. Sure, they know the Aussie diva...
Creep of the Week
Steve King
There comes a time in every thinking person’s life when he or she has to take a serious look in the mirror and say, "I live in a country where Steve...
Jay Malinowski Sets Sail For Alberta
Bedouine Soundclash frontman touring behind Martel
Who is Martel? That is not only the website dedicated to Jay Malinowski's new album but what will be explored this week when Malinowski & The Deadcoast...
Kings of Leon a Straight Up Bucking Rock Show
It has been a few years since Nashville rockers Kings of Leon played Calgary. Since then the Followill family (brothers Caleb on vocals and guitar, Jared...