Tag Archives: Advocate

Out/Advocate Shoots Down Rumors Of Sale

The management at Out and Advocate magazines last night responded to false reports of their impending sale as a shakeup unfolds across LGBT print media. They write: The industry is making headlines as LGBT media companies prepare to gather in Orlando for an annual convention. Journalists from all over the country will arrive this week in Orlando for the eighth ...

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Newly-Minted Homocon Chadwick Moore: Matthew Shepard Was Killed Over Meth, It Wasn’t A Hate Crime

IMPORTANT CORRECTION: Advocate executive editor Neal Broverman tells me that contrary to the below report, Chadwick Moore is not a “contributing editor” at the magazine. Moore last wrote an apparently freelance piece the Advocate back in June 2016 and has not written for them since. Unicorn Booty reports: Chadwick Moore, one of two contributing editors of The Advocate, sparked an ...

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The Advocate Reports On Trolling And JMG

Advocate executive editor Neal Broverman interviewed me recently and today published his story about this here website thingy, our commenting community, and how we deal with the growing troll problem that has forced some sites to do away with commenting entirely. Hit the link to read my kind words about you. This is also a good opportunity to suggest that ...

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Advocate Names Putin Person Of The Year

From their cover story: As the Olympic Winter Games headed to Sochi in 2014, so did a spotlight on the violations against the Russian LGBT community. Those violations are coming directly from the top of the Russian government, with President Vladimir Putin leading the charge. His crusade against LGBT Russians and the outrage and protests his actions sparked have earned ...

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Advocate Issues Top 50 LGBT Media List

The Advocate today issued a ranking of the “50 most influential LGBT people in media.” On the list are many familiar names including Andrew Sullivan, Frank Bruni, Josh Barro, Dan Savage, Suze Orman, and Glenn Greenwald. (Tipped by JMG reader Kyle)

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Advocate’s 15 Gayest Cities In America

The Advocate has published its annual and quite silly ranking of the gayest cities in America. Among the ranking criteria is the number of concerts by Marah Carey, Pink, and the Jonas Brothers. Your town also got a point if it hosted a gay rodeo. Eye roll.

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Signorile Slams Advocate Over Naming Pope Francis The Person Of The Year

“The Advocate magazine put Pope Francis on its cover, proclaiming him the Person of the Year, offering a myriad of reasons why it passed up others, such as Edie Windsor. The best thing about this is that Francis has a ‘NoH8’ decal Photoshopped onto his face, and it’s driving poor Bill Donohue of the Catholic League into a blood-vessel-popping rage. ...

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The Advocate Names Russian President Vladimir Putin “Phobie Of The Year”

The Advocate today announced its Phobie Awards, with Russian President Vladimir Putin topping their list of the thirteen most homophobic people in the world. The rest of the list features evildoers well known to JMG readers: Orson Scott Card, Scott Lively, Pat Robertson, E.W. Jackson, Marco Rubio, Frigide Barjot, Ken Cuccinelli, Robert Mugabe, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rep. Louie Gohmert, and ...

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GOProud Endorses Baldwin Opponent

The Advocate reports that GOProud has endorsed the GOP opponent of Rep. Tammy Baldwin for the U.S. Senate. “Tommy Thompson is a common-sense conservative who will focus on creating jobs and growing the economy for all Wisconsin,” said GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia in a statement. “Governor Thompson’s experience and leadership uniquely qualify him to serve in the U.S. Senate.” ...

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HIV Criminalization May Hinder Testing

A new study out of Canada indicates that a recent spate of prosecutions for HIV status nondisclosure may lead some men to never get tested at all. Todd Heywood reports at the Advocate: [A] significant minority of men who have sex with men said that a series high-profile criminal prosecutions related to HIV nondisclosure had impacted their willingness to get ...

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The Advocate Endorses Obama

Making what they say is their first endorsement “in decades,” today The Advocate officially backed Barack Obama. By saying aloud, “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” in a televised interview on ABC, he has sparked conversation domestically and internationally. While he is our president at home, globally he’s an icon, a symbol of the promise of ...

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This Week’s Advocate

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Quote Of The Day – George Clooney

“I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, ‘These are lies!’ That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very ...

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Orlando: Second Gayest?

Yesterday I mentioned that the Advocate, using some unusual calculations, had named Salt Lake as “America’s Gayest City.” But I didn’t even notice that my hometown of Orlando had been named as #2. That’s….interesting.

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America’s Gayest Town: Salt Lake City?

So sez the Advocate’s, using the above formula for the calculations.

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Gillibrand: Obama May Endorse Marriage Equality Before 2012 Election

In an interview with Andrew Harmon at the Advocate, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speculates that President Obama might complete his “evolution” on same-sex marriage before the 2012 election. Harmon: Do you think it’s possible that he could come out in support of marriage equality before the 2012 election? Gillibrand: Definitely. He put the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in his ...

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Michelangelo Signorile Rips GOProud

In a blistering essay which name-checks right wing gays Roy Cohn and Ken Mehlman, today Michelangelo Signorile posts an Advocate column ripping GOProud and its chairman, Chris Barron. An excerpt: [D]enialists and elitists who believe they are superior to other gays — even if the attitude masks a pitiful self-loathing — are clearly as prevalent as ever in the LGBT ...

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Obama On “Evolving” Marriage Position

Yesterday the president sat down with Advocate reporter Kerry Eleveld, who reminded him of his recent comment that his position on same-sex marriage has been evolving. OBAMA: I’m not going to make more news today. The sentiment I expressed then is still where I am—which is, like a lot of people, I’m wrestling with this. My attitudes are evolving on ...

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Sen. John McCain Flips Out During DADT Interview With Gay Reporters

Think Progress reports: This afternoon, immediately after the Senate failed to invoke cloture on a defense authorization measure which included an amendment to gradually repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, a group of journalists met with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to discuss the vote. Pressed by The Advocate’s Kerry Eleveld and Metro Weekly’s Chris Geidner about instances when the military actively ...

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Gay-Baiting, Not Gay-Baiting

The Advocate wonders if Sarah Palin’s blow-up at Vanity Fair over their hit piece on her wasn’t deliberately loaded with words meant to attack the sexuality of its author. Is Sarah Palin using code words to slam gay journalist Michael Joseph Gross, a frequent Advocate contributor who wrote the much-buzzed-about profile of the former vice presidential nominee in this month’s ...

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