About Xtra Spark

Xtra Spark is a program created by Xtra to support organizations working on activist projects in the LGBTQ community and connect our readers with these same activist projects.

Xtra Spark connects you to activism in Canada’s LGBTQ communities

There are many ways you can get involved in activist projects in Canada’s LGBTQ communities through Xtra Spark.

You can sign up for the Spark Alerts service through Twitter or email. This service send you alerts when new activist campaigns in your community of residence are seeking volunteers or other means of support.

You can also check the Xtra Spark section of dailyxtra.com, where some of the most impactful activist projects in Canada’s LGBTQ communities are continually profiled. Each of these stories contains ways for you to get involved.

You can follow Xtra Spark on Twitter and like our Facebook page to keep up to date about activism taking place in Canada’s queer communities. You can also join the Spark Facebook group to engage in discussions with other LGBT activists in Canada.

Xtra Spark provides critical support to activist organizations

Xtra Spark partnerships help activist organizations achieve their campaign goals. Click here to view a full menu of what we offer activist organizations through Xtra Spark partnerships.

Request an Xtra Spark Partnership

Community groups, organizations and coalitions of individuals working on changemaking projects in LGBTQ communities can inquire about partnerships by emailing the Sponsorship Program Manager at spark@dailyxtra.com. Please include a brief description of your project, its timeframe, project goals and expected results.

Xtra Spark was created to support and encourage activism in Canada’s LGBTQ communities

In spite of the hard fought advances in rights won by LGBTQ people in Canada since the 1970s, these rights are neither fully secured nor equally distributed in our community. In instances such as homophobic persecution in the name of religion, the threat to our communities remains an external one. In other cases, racism, classism, ableism, misogyny, HIV stigmatization and sexism divide our communities and threaten lives.

Xtra Spark grows out of the activist legacy of The Body Politic (the predecessor publication to Xtra) which was a leading voice of gay & lesbian liberation in Canada. Drawing on a new generation, and rooted in the achievements of pioneering activists, Spark seeks to support and encourage activism in Canada’s LGBTQ communities.

Xtra Spark is funded by Pink Triangle Press

Xtra Spark is funded by Pink Triangle Press (the parent company of Xtra). Currently, the program is in search of a major sponsor. If your business or organization would like to receive more information about becoming a sponsor of Xtra Spark, please contact the Sponsorship Program Manager at spark@dailyxtra.com.