Twisted Element exists to promote equality by celebrating diversity in a unique nightlife experience.
We provide a safer space for Calgary’s historically marginalized communities by creating an environment where everyone enjoys the same universal rights. Each night we offer something different; karaoke, drag shows, burlesque shows, dancing and so much more! more info at twistedelement.club
FROM METAL TO DRAG AND TASTY EATS, DICKENS PUB IS FOR EVERYONE. DICKENS HOSTS A VARIETY OF LIVE MUSIC EVENTS AND REGULARLY PARTNERS WITH LGBTQ2S+ PRODUCERS HOSTING BURLESQUE, DRAG, TRIVIA, DANCE PARTIES and more!.
THE BACKLOT BAR is one of Calgary’s oldest gay owned and operated bars. It’s a very “West Hollywood” style bar. We’re not fancy but we’re full of history, acceptance, and a lot of laughs. A small two-story bar with patio in the back and fireplace in the front. Everyone is welcome – gay, lesbian, straight, any letter or combination of letters in the sexual orientation alphabet. We also have a philosophy around trying to make sure everyone in the community can come out and have fun – especially in these tough economic times. So, we always have reasonable drink prices. Dress Code: Positive attitude and an open mind.
Rising Tides was born from a mission to create a safe and inclusive community and participate in progressing the culture of the beer industry in Calgary.
More than just a taproom, Rising Tides is a west coast inspired space designed for people to gather and connect. It will be central to the revitalization of a community in a growing area. Guests will sip on local craft beverages, with a focus on amplifying BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ and women led operations across Canada. Snacking on cheese plates, baked goods and sandwiches from iconic and innovative Calgary food partners will make each visit to Rising Tides an opportunity to explore the city in this small NW neighbourhood.
KNetic Club is LGBTQ-owned, queer-inclusive, sex-positive and body affirming Lifestyle Community event space.
kNetic offers amazing Lifestyle events, workshops, local sex-positive resources and a safe, welcoming lifestyle community space for all 18+ singles, couples, throuples (and more) within Calgary and serving all of Alberta.
Simply put KNetic is Calgary's "Nightclub with a Twist"! If you are looking for a safe nightclub atmosphere with the ability to explore your sexuality in an ultra-inclusive Lifestyle space, then KNetic is the club for you!
located next door to the texas lounge, goliaths is the only bathhouse located in Calgary and are located at 308B 17Ave SW. The cross intersection is 17 Ave and 2 St SW, located on the Northwest corner and can be found at the back of the building. more info at goliathsyyc.ca
Tucked away in Victoria Park, Civic Tavern is a great place to try some of the best craft beer that Alberta has to offer.
Civic Tavern was established in the fall of 2018. Taking the reins from the iconic Hop In Brew, we continued their legacy by serving up amazing Alberta Craft Beer, Cider and Mead and pairing them with fresh, homemade food. Where possible, we source as local as possible and much of our menu is made from scratch.
skipping stone offers a welcoming, positive, and judgement-free space for anyone who identities as trans, transgender, non-binary, or gender diverse, as well as those questioning, exploring or looking to affirming their gender identity or expression.
Centre for Sexuality is a community-based organization delivering programs & services to support healthy sexuality across the lifespan. services include: counselling, sti testing for gay, bi and men who have sex with men (gbmsm), education and training. more info at centreforsexuality.ca
Calgary Outlink is a community-based, not-for-profit charity dedicated to providing support, education, outreach, and referrals for the 2SLGBTQIA+ and allied communities in Calgary, Alberta. more info at calgaryoutlink.ca
Safelink works to improve the health of people and communities.
Through a unique philosophy of care for individual support and community wellness, we work to reduce the harms associated with sexual activity and substance use. communities supported include; people living with hiv, 2sgbtq+, african, Caribbean and black communities, indigenous communities, and sex workers. more information at saflinkalberta.ca
calgary chinook fund
The Calgary Chinook Fund is an endowment fund established to provide ongoing long-term funding. Each year the fund accrues income and a portion of this income is distributed by the Fund’s advisory committee in support of charitable LGBTQ+ organizations. All donations are deposited with and managed by The Calgary Foundation’s Chinook Fund for Gender and Sexual Diversity.
We offer peer support groups, supports to settle, and support for refugee hearings in the Calgary area. The Welcoming Spaces Project is based on peer support provided by LGBTQ+ people given to LGBTQ+ people to encourage positive mental health and well being oriented toward improving socio-economic conditions for all. We do this by encouraging everyone in the general public, new and long-time Canadians, to live well together in all of the services that we provide.
We are located at CommunityWise Resource Centre, Room 211, 223 12 Avenue S.W. and can be reached by phone at (403) 262-4068. endoftherainbow.ca
DETOUR signature EVENTS
THE BIG GAY DANCE PARTY
TWO DANCE FLOORS
PRESENTs a series of iconic forgotten and favorite films. hosted + curated by lilith fair &
a party for the bears
and friends of bears!
Pin ball, disco daddies,
beers and bears.
dj lively blake
TO THE CHERISHED
AND FORGOTTEN FLOOR
FILLERS OF THE 80S + 90S
HIPHOP, R+B, DANCEHALL
W GUEST HOSTS AND DJS
a social pub night with
occasional trivia themes and food and beverage specials.
Book local talent
book local talent
EVENT PRODUCER, DJ AND HOST WITH 10+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. LIVELY BLAKE WAS A TOP 40 UNDER 40 IN 2013, AND A FEATURED TEDX SPEAKER in 2015.
LIVELY BLAKE HAS A VAST SELECTION OF MUSIC GENRES WITH A FOCUS ON