Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Advocate News Magazine Becomes More Inclusive

The Advocate is the oldest and most well known LGBT news magazine. Issues come out monthly and feature important updates, interviews, and tips for the community and our allies.

While The Advocate is a vital part of LGBT media, the articles and advertisements have been primarily geared towards gay men, featuring these men on covers and having articles with stories of interest to men. It is with great pleasure to announce that the April 2009 issue has been one of the most inclusive editions. The magazine still has a long way to go, but praise is due when a company commits to diversity. The magazine featured more lesbian couples, muxes (a sub-culture of trans Mexicans), and some other portions which reflect the diversity of our community.

Please join us in thanking The Advocate for featuring other members of the community and let them know you look forward to seeing more lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people featured in their pages.

Feel free to provide feedback@advocate.com to the editorial team.

Letters to the editor by e-mail
letters@advocate.com

Letters to the editor by regular mail
P.O. Box 4371
Los Angeles, CA 90078
Phone: (310) 943-5858
Fax: (310) 806-6350

General inquiries, news releases, and story ideas
newsroom@advocate.com

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dont know what they call it The Advocate News magazine. In the past 10 years or so they've gone from a glbt news magazine to a gay version of People Magazine. I certainly hope there will be a glbt magazine in the future that will offer real glbt news and not just People Magazine type fluff. But I guess as long as society thinks who got voted off the island as important, my hope for a real glbt news magazine is just a dream.

Ray of Sunshine said...

Well, it's about time that they became more inclusive and I'm so glad they did.

Anonymous said...

It still sucks!

Anonymous said...

I tend to agree with the top comment. These rags are ALL fluff, with no real concept of what it is to be newsworthy. If that's the case, it must be reflective of the stereotypes thrown at us in the gay community. We want NEWS, not labels, not princesses, not sex ads, but NEWS.

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