|Publisher||More sex please! Press|
|Based in||Toronto, Ontario|
History and profile
The magazine was launched in 1995 by a women's collective of volunteers. Its popularity increased in late 1996, around the time the lesbian monthly magazine Quota ceased publication. It underwent a controversial editorial revamp in 2002, ending its association with its regular contributors in favour of a more freelance story and contribution structure. The magazine was quoted in a discussion paper released by the Ontario Human Rights Commission about extending rights for transsexuals. One of the columns that appeared regularly in the magazine was titled "Dykes n' tykes".
The magazine ceased publication in 2004 due to financial problems.
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- Nancy Irwin, "The Siren’s last call", Xtra!, September 2, 2004.
- "Canadian Gay and Lesbian Periodicals". University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
- Zerbisias, Antonia (December 9, 1996). "Gay press brings major advertisers out of the closet", Toronto Star, p. E1.
- "Toward a Commission Policy on Gender Identity". Ontario Human Rights Commission. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
- Jacquelyne Luce. "Making Choices/Taking Chances" (PDF). British Columbia Center of Excellence for Women's Health. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
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