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The mad old ads

Some of Xtra’s old ads are almost as evocative as the articles

Trax nightclub, Issue #67, Jan 3, 1989. Credit: Trax nightclub

In the early days of Xtra, the main advertisers were gay bars and gay-owned businesses. But as acceptance of gay rights increased, so too did companies looking to court the exclusive “gay dollar.” A look back at some of the old ads is almost as evocative as the articles themselves.

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