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Fab magazine to close, gays across GTA dress in black

Our final issue comes out at the end of April, so soak it up while you can!

03.12.2013

It’s with a very heavy, but hopeful, heart that I announce Fab magazine will cease publication this spring. Our final issue will be released April 24 and will be in boxes until May 7.

The first issue of Toronto’s little gay-party-animal diary came out Pride weekend 1994, and it has been a relentless pop-culture beast ever since. Aimed knowingly and directly at a gay male audience, Fab has been on the streets of this fine city for 19 years, covering everything from politics, to social issues, to underwear trends, to fascinating new lube flavours. It's overseen the evolution of Toronto gay men and covered every type of party, play and festival.
 
Always with its glittering finger on the pulse, Fab has been guided by a juicy handful of editors and supported by a talented army of 
columnists, freelance writers, photographers and designers — each and every one committed to having a good time and letting boys across the city, and for a time across the country, know how great it is to be gay.
 
The realities of the print publication world have finally taken their toll on our free glossy. Pink Triangle Press has had to make some difficult decisions over the years, including closing The Body Politic back in the day. Today, the press simply can't afford to keep the magazine running. Despite the contributors, content and the amazing people that fill its pages, it's time to say farewell.

But don't think we're going out with a whisper. Fab is a unique publication and an iconic one for our community. We plan to celebrate it with a final goodbye issue, as well as a great big party. So stay tuned for details, because we'll want to see you all there — and be sure to get your hands on that final issue,
'cause those bitches will be collectors' items by Pride.

All this being said, Xtra isn't going anywhere. In fact, later this year PTP will launch a new website called dailyxtra.com, which will replace xtra.ca. Daily Xtra will incorporate much of Fab's online content and will have increased coverage of the queer travel market.

I'll be addressing Fab's closing on a more personal level in the issues to come, but until then, look out for the upcoming fashion and travel issues and the always scandalous Fab Gay Sex Survey results issue, on the streets Thursday, April 10.

Sincerely,
Phil

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      I just heard the news that FAB will be closing. As a resident of the suburbs I don't get into the city often. When I do come I have always gone home with a copy of FAB in hand. I appreciated the job that the magazine did in capturing certain aspects of the community and in provoking dialogue.
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      I find the biggest problem facing gay publications is and always has been the dissension in the community and the lack of support for these publications.
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      3/12/2013 10:09:03 PM
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      Do not presume to speak for me or any other queer, Brock. Let's be honest, you're a douchebag for throwing a job loss in someone's face. When your time comes and your job is gone, I hope that you receive equal treatment.