LGBT Site of the Week – The Advocate

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. To be honest, I forgot my password. But, all is well now, and I can resume regular posting on Uncloseted. Enjoy!

The AdvocateThe Advocate exists as both a printed journal as well as an online publication. The publication started back in September of 1967 after a police raid on the Black Cat Tavern in Los Angeles. It holds the honor of being the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the United States.

The publication was created by PRIDE (Personal Rights in Defense and Education), and with the help of Richard Mitch, Bill Rau, Aristide Laurent and Sam Winston, the newsletter was transformed to a newspaper, under the title The Los Angeles Advocate. PRIDE charged 25 cents a copy, and the newspaper was available in local gay bars.

In 1969, after the paper was purchased by Mitch and Rau from PRIDE, the publication was released nationally. Today, the Advocate is published in hard copy six times a year. Their website stays very current, focusing mostly on national news, but does extend into international news.

The site boasts stories on LGBT health issues, political issues, entertainment, and even features a classifieds section. Printed circulation is approximately 175,000.

You can read their articles for free, and you can also sign up for an online subscription, print subscription, or download their application for your smart phone.

You can check them out here: http://www.advocate.com/

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