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|Owner||Pink Triangle Press|
|Headquarters||491 Church Street|
History and content Edit
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!.
Past contributors to the publication have included Sandra Alland, Richard Burnett, Brenda Cossman, James Dubro, Gerald Hannon, Matthew Hays, Greg Kearney, Todd Klinck, Greg Kramer, Brent Ledger and Jeffrey Round.
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 Edit
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. The Toronto and Ottawa editions produce 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 Xtra.ca, Xtensions, as well as Squirt.org, an online guide to cruising, and Cruiseline, the popular gay chatline and talking classifieds phone systems.
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