Over the last two to three decades the attitude towards Calgary gay and lesbian citizens has change and now more acceptance of gay and lesbian as regular persons is the norm here in Calgary. Of course there are exceptions and like any other community, bigotry and resentment still exist an but these become the exceptions.
The online social media is now the main source of finding and meeting someone of the same sexual identity and that has been a source of the decline of gay and lesbian bars and clubs as the city of Calgary has double in size of its population. What has not change that Calgary gay social activities groups are still here and functioning. These range from sporting and outdoor activities for gay and lesbian Calgarians provided by Apollo, Friends in Sports www.apollocalgary.com
Apollo is an organization that set up teams and leagues for different sporting activities for Calgary gay and lesbian community. The range of sports, vary from bowling, curling, badminton, volleyball, skiing and snowboarding and in the summer there are golfing, slow pitch, hiking and tennis. The main event for Apollo is the “Western Cup” held annually at Easter. Teams from Western Canada and U.S.A. compete in various sports for the finals, which are held in Calgary.
Alberta Rockies Gay Rodeo Association [ARGRA]
ARGRA is the organization that is responsible for the “Canadian Rockies International Rodeo” which is held on the nearest weekend to “Canada Day” holiday [1st July]. This gay rodeo event, attended by several thousand spectators, is a fun weekend with many visitors camping out in their tents; RVs at the rodeo grounds and after the rodeo enjoy the dancing at the grounds. To help with raising funds for this Rodeo, ARGRA puts on monthly dances with a western theme and to help you improve your two stepping and horse riding, there are several courses to attend.
Calgary Prime Timers
Prime Timers Calgary is a social organization for mature gay and bisexual men offering social, educational and other events that comprise of coffee mornings, cards, theatre and restaurant outings.