Xtra!

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Xtra!
Type Fortnightly
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Pink Triangle Press
Publisher Brandon Matheson
Editor Matthew DiMera
Founded March 1984
Headquarters Toronto, ON
ISSN 0829-3384
Website www.dailyxtra.com

Xtra! is a gay magazine, on newsprint in tabloid format, published by Pink Triangle Press in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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 Vancouver and Xtra Ottawa.

Xtra!'s managing editor is Matthew DiMera. Brandon Matheson is Xtra's publisher. Previous managing editors included Paul Gallant and Eleanor Brown.

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.

Other publications[edit]

From 1990 to 2000, Xtra! published a quarterly literary supplement, The Church-Wellesley Review, for work by LGBT fiction and poetry writers.

In 1993, Xtra! expanded, adding publications in Vancouver and 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 DailyXtra.com and Squirt.org - an online guide to cruising. The Press sold Cruiseline in March 2011 to First Media Group, operators of Manline.

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