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Type Fortnightly
Format Tabloid
Owner Pink Triangle Press
Publisher Brandon Matheson
Editor Matt Mills
Founded March 1984
Headquarters 491 Church Street

Suite 200
Toronto, ON

M4Y 2C6
ISSN 0829-3384
Official website

Xtra! (ISSN 0829-3384) is a gay magazine, on newsprint in tabloid format, published by Pink Triangle Press in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


History and content

Xtra! was founded in Toronto in March 1984 by Pink Triangle Press, a not-for-profit organization. It was introduced as a four-page tabloid, as a way to broaden PTP's Toronto readership. Pink Triangle Press had previously published The Body Politic, and currently publishes two "sister" magazines, Xtra! West and Capital Xtra!.

Xtra!'s associate publisher and managing editor is Matt Mills. Previous managing editors included Paul Gallant and Eleanor Brown.


The publications have been criticized for featuring explicit photographs, including images of erect penises; the magazine often carries advertisements for pornographic movies, magazines and websites, and sex-oriented clubs such as gay bathhouses, frequently accompanied by photographs.

Other publications

In 1993, Xtra! expanded, adding the publications Xtra! West in Vancouver and Capital Xtra! in Ottawa. The three Xtra! papers also produce an annual Ultimate Pride Guide and an annual lesbian and gay business directory called Index.

Each of the Xtra! paper cities produce an annual Ultimate Pride Guide during the Pride festivals.

The Press also operates, Xtensions, as well as, an online guide to cruising, and Cruiseline, the popular gay chatline and talking classifieds phone systems.

External links

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