Big Gay Road Trip Encounter: David


Having moved last year to Saskatoon from Calgary, David is pursuing a painting career and seems happy with his choice despite the small gay scene in Saskatoon. Since we’re heading to Calgary tomorrow, we thought it fitting to print an interview with a native who left it all behind. After the jump, David tells us about the Saskatoon gay scene and also a bit about why he left Calgary.

Queerty: So you’re a painter. What kind of work do you do?
David: Large-scale 8×6 ft. oil paintings mostly. I deal a lot with gender and sexuality in my work. I’ve also done some self-portraits.
Q: What is one reason why the gays should come to Saskatoon?
D: The River. It’s so beautiful and there is nothing like it. Plus there is the largest gay community in Saskatchewan here.
Q: What about clubs?
D: Diva’s is pretty much it. And there is this place called Headquarters.
Q: What is the wildest thing you have done out in Saskatoon?
D: I made out with a straight boy.
Q: Do you miss Calgary?
D: No. It’s not a very gay-friendly city.
Q: Is there a sight that gays should not miss when they come to Saskatoon?
D: The Bessborough Hotel. It’s this old, funky place downtown that is really great.

Bessborough Hotel [Official Site]

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