GayCalgary® Magazine

Articles in the October 2015 Edition
INTERVIEW - Ricardo Miranda
MLA for Calgary-Cross on winning an important seat at the political table
During May’s provincial election we saw a conservative dynasty end due to an upset vote by Albertans. It also saw New Democrat Ricardo Miranda defeat former...
The Wedding Singer
A Heartfelt ’80s Romp
The marquee on the side of Stage West currently reads: The Wedding Singer – Based on the 1998 Movie. Thanks, Stage West, for making me realize that the...
INTERVIEW - Estefania Cortes-Vargas
An interest in Advocacy Leads to the Legislature
Finishing off our look at the recently elected LGBTQ NDP MLAs, I finally managed to catch up with Estefania Cortes-Vargas, representative for Strathcona-Sherwood...
Queer Eye
Pride Calgary 2015
INTERVIEW - Michael Connolly
MLA for Calgary-Hawkwood speaks out on running for the NDP
Michael Connolly, the recently elected MLA for Calgary Hawkwood and one of three gay/lesbian MLAs, was born and raised in Calgary. He is one of the younger...
Positive Thoughts
Viral Fatigue
I recently attended the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s 25th National Convention in San Francisco. NLGJA’s first convention took place...
Queer Eye
Medicine Hat Pride 2015
Frankly, He’s Thankful
A Divorced Gay Dad Appreciates The Small Stuff
"I used to be a bitchy gay guy, now I'm a bitchy gay dad," admits Frank Lowe, a thirty-something recently divorced gay dad whose self-deprecating...
Discussing Community Safety
Announcing a new chief, and preparing for longer nights
Hello again everyone. A lot has happened since I last spoke to you, most notably the announcement of a new chief of police. Congratulations to Deputy Chief...
Finger Eleven Returns with Five Crooked Lines
Veteran Canadian band on tour behind new album
Five years is a long time between albums. It seemed like Finger Eleven had dissappeared since the release of 2010’s Life Turns Electric. The band was hard...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Cara Delevingne, Cynthia Nixon, Stephen Fry, Netflix's trans show
Cara Delevingne has a lot of acting jobs now It’s more likely that you know Cara Delevingne from seeing her modeling in the pages of Vogue, or from her...
Call Me Gay-Be
Carly Rae Jepsen on being an LGBT ally, the sly gayness of ‘Call Me Maybe’ and how Justin Bieber changed her life
Carly Rae Jepsen is calling – and no, not maybe. This is a real-life phone date (pegged, of course, to the release of her latest synth-pop concoction...
The Riot’s Riot
‘Stonewall’ actor, director talk ‘whitewashing’ controversy, emotional brick-scene shoot and sex scene nerves
Blowback from a mere two-minute-and-twenty-three-second trailer of Stonewall stormed the web in early August. It was intense. Like the historic brick-throwing...
Leona Lewis, Free & Unfiltered
Singer opens up about her influential gay uncle, talks ‘gay husbands' and drag queen bingo
Leona Lewis is having a Mariah Carey moment. She’s singing, mimicking the ascending whistle notes that close out Carey’s early-’90s hit "Emotions."...
The Budding Ruby Rose
On career, inspiration and loving dogs
Ruby Rose made a lot of Calgary fans ecstatic with her second visit to the city in two months, and while she wasn’t in town for long, she sure made it...
The Cho Must Go On
Margaret Cho laments loss of comedy heroes, talks tour, bisexuality and this ‘f*cked up’ world
Margaret Cho was a comedian even before she knew it. "As a kid, I was thinking all these things," Cho, 46, recalls, expounding on her surprising...
Queer Eye
A Couple of Guys
Doubles' Troubles
A Couple of Guys
Gall In The Family
A Couple of Guys
Trans Spotting
News Releases
NSFW - Jerrick Media Launches The Pussy Pillow Jerrick Media, a disruptive alternative to the traditional media brands announced the launch of the first...
LGBT Community Directory
GayCalgary Magazine is the go-to source for information about Alberta LGBT businesses and community groups—the most extensive and accurate resource of...
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Online Articles this Month
A Couple of Guys
The Play's His Thing
Creep of the Week
Mike Huckabee
Bust out the rainbow M16 assault rifles because things are about to get FABULOUS! The United States Army is about to become the world's biggest pride...
Deep Inside Hollywood
Mary Poppins 2, 'Oscillate Wildly,' Cameron Esposito, 'Hart to Hart'
Mary Poppins 2: The Possibly Very Bad Idea We’ve reached a point in film history – and more specifically, in the history of the business of Hollywood...
The Frivolist - Scream Queens
13 Hot Scary-Movie Villains Who Give Us Beautiful Nightmares
Hot horror movie villains are hard to come by – what with all the blood and guts that usually characterize those that terrorize – but there are a few smokin’...
Editorial Cartoon
Ossified Officer's Club
A Wet & Wild Show at Commonwealth
Rock or Bust; indeed. Cold winds, a non-stop downpour – nothing stopped rock legends AC/DC from blowing the non-existent roof off of Edmonton’s Commonwealth...
The Tenors
Bring Heart and Warmth to Under One Sky Tour
Since forming in 2008, the vocal quartet of Clifton Murray, Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef and Fraser Walters, The Tenors, have become global stars...
The Tea Party
Make Rock Magic On Edges of Twilight Tour
In our interview, prior to the September 24th Tea Party concert at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, singer Jeff Martin stated that this tour – playing the...
Editorial Cartoon
It's In the Bag
Creep of the Week
Star Parker
The 2015 Values Voter Summit — an annual event where conservatives gather round to bitch about abortion, big government and gays — has come and gone. Many...
Hear Me Out
11 Classic Madonna Moments From Her ‘Rebel Heart Tour’
Be still my gay heart. Though Madonna’s latest spectacle, Rebel Heart Tour, spotlights her 13th studio album of the same name, the concert queen still...
Editorial Cartoon
Kim Davis' Papal Audience
Creep of the Week
Franklin Graham
In a recent interview evangelist Franklin Graham used the "s" word. And he used it a lot. That word is, of course, "sin," as in...
The Frivolist
Scare Tactics - 10 Halloween Marathons For You and Your Boo
Before the ghoulish parties kick off and trick-or-treaters roam the night, curl up with your own special cuddle monster for these scary TV-and-movie marathons...
Slash Concert More Than A Nostalgia Trip
It would be easy for Slash to rest on his laurels and cash in. As one of the greatest guitarists of all time, the ex Gun's n Roses and Velvet Revolver...
Madonna Makes Spectacular Alberta Debut
When Madonna's Rebel Heart tour was announced in the spring, you could almost hear the collective scream of joy from Alberta fans as for the first time...
Editorial Cartoon
Fateful Moments in LGBT History
Creep of the Week
Eric Metaxas
I may be a grown up, but I read a lot of young adult fiction aimed at LGBT teens. Wait. I shouldn't use the term "aimed at" less I fuel the...
Daisy Theatre Returns
Ronnie Burkett's Puppet Variety Show A Riot
In entertainment there are those rare things that you instantly connect with. Whether it's a song you've listened to a thousand times, a movie you saw...
Barenaked Ladies and Alan Doyle an All Canadian Concert Experience
There are few Canadian bands that have enjoyed the longevity and success of The Barenaked Ladies and Great Big Sea. The future of Great Big Sea remains...
Once Simple and Touching
Tony Award Winner Makes Calgary Debut
Once - playing through November 8th in Calgary at the Jubilee Auditorium before heading to Edmonton Nov 10 - 15th - is different from many of the musicals...