The current issue of Halifax-based Gaze magazine will be its last.

The current issue of Halifax-based Gaze magazine will be its last.

The self-dubbed queer quarterly was founded last July by former Frank magazine editor John Williams. As OpenFile reports, he wanted to show the LGBT community is “really not that different”.

Unfortunately, the magazine couldn’t sell enough adverting to keep it in print.

In the farewell edition Williams writes:

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Never intended to be a cash cow or a permanent replacement for regular, paid employment, this undertaking was born solely from a personal desire to provide Atlantic Canada with a queer-themed publication capable of transcending the boundaries of both age and sexuality. That it has fulfilled that mandate makes this announcement all the more difficult …

He later told Xtra:

[Gaze] not only spoke to members of the queer community about issues many of us know very little about — transgender issues, HIV and the biology of homosexuality — but also to members of the straight community who might otherwise never have been engaged by these topics. By and large, the feedback was very positive, and so I think the magazine will be missed when it's no longer around to serve the community.

You can check out the last issue of the magazine over at the Gaze website.