Challenged Works

Instigator magazine

U.S. gay mens’ leather fetish magazine.


2011 — Officials of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized and detained copies of this U.S. gay mens’ leather fetish magazine.

Objection — Officials suspected the magazine was legally obscene.

Update — The importer — a magazine subscriber named Alfred B who lives in a town north of Vancouver — informed Xtra about the incident. Xtra publishes news for and about Canadian gays and lesbians. Xtra exposed the story on November 3. The CBSA, after holding the magazines for several weeks, released them to the importer.

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