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Here’s what to expect from Xtra Weekly, Oct. 2

Hey friend, here is a tiny sampling of the stories coming your way in this week’s Xtra Weekly newsletter. Let’s get to it!


A decade ago, men began to vanish from Toronto’s Gay Village. In his debut book, journalist Justin Ling looks at their murders and the police inaction that failed to protect them. Take a peek into Missing from the Village with this excerpt, focusing the early days of the men’s disappearances.


Ambassadors from around the world released an open letter on Sunday calling for Poland to support and protect the rights of queer and trans people. Some 100 towns and regions in the nation have passed resolutions condemning “LGBT ideology.” Plus, is it gay to love your daddy? Eric Trump sloppily quoted LGBTQ2 Trump supporters during an appearance on Fox and Friends, leading the internet to question whether he was actually coming out on live TV.


Business in the front. Artist, designer, mogul and icon Rihanna reveals her return to a classic lesbian mullet in the teaser trailer for her upcoming Savage X Fenty fashion show. And get excited: It’s officially Grey Sweatpants Season™ .

All these stories and much more in this week’s Xtra Weekly.


It’s the most wonderful time of the year .

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