The Advocate

Bi guide to the Advocate, May 8, 2007 issue

The "b" word shows up twice, while the "q" words appears once.  One might think this suggests a positive direction in inclusion - until you look at the details.  The "q" reference is a photo caption - the article is as monosexual as the rest of the magazine.  One of the "b" references is when an interviewee corrects the interviewer for wrongly attributing a sexuality to one of her characters (Rebecca believes the X-men character mystique is bi, not lesbian).

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The Advocate

Bi guide to the Advocate, April 24, 2007 issue

I have a confession - technically my dogs shredded this issue before I was able to comment on it, so these thoughts are based on memory (for the most part).  Not that it matters.  From what I recall, the "b" word  appears once.  (Comic Jim David riffs on Haggard's ex-gay comment with 4 other examples of people "coming out".  "After a weeklong visit with the reverend Haggard in rehab, Jerry Falwell said he is "completely bi.")  

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The Advocate

Bi guide to the Advocate, April 10, 2007 issue

I would like to make something clear - just because the "b" word may only appear once in an issue of the Advocate, I'm not suggesting there's nothing for bisexuals in this magazine. For example, I might need a magnifying glass to find the one (yes, ONE)  overt reference to bisexuals in this issue, but I did find other items of  interest.  For example Eddie Izzard, genderqueer (before there was the word) Brit comedian, cum actor is on the advocate.com.  There's  ton of AIDS news, some Trans news, and an article on Crystal Meth . . .

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Curve vs Advocate

Bi Guide to the Advocate - The grrls vs. the boys

As I sat down to pen the latest scorecard on the Advocate, today's mail dropped on my desk.  It included The first Curve magazine from my new subscription (the first in 5 years).  I couldn't avoid the temptation of comparing the big 'Gay' magazine with the big 'Lesbian' magazine.  OK, OK, I know what you're thinking.. they're GLBT magazines.  While they are inclusive, the Advocate is hopelessly male.  And Curve, well . . .

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The Advocate

Bi guide to The Advocate, Mar 13, 2007 issue

Regarding  Kristianna Loken - Letters to the editor complain about her smoking picture and a reference to an ash tray. No one mentions her sexuality. She is quoted in a later section, "[The L Word has] the most difficult cast I've ever worked with . . . The amount of egos and insecurities and cattiness . . . [The show] attracts certain people that want to do something different in their career, but the girls are tough.";

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News Media, Newspaper

Media - the very good: Why Bi press matters

I finally sat down to read the latest BiTribune and was reminded why such a publication is vital to our culture.  Perhaps it's because I spent yesterday morning critiquing a mainstream GLBT periodical, but I felt compelled to write a media critique, Part 2 . . . .

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Support your bi press (national, local, whatever you can)!  Without you, we could go back to a time when we are forced to rely on the gay and straight press.  That would be a sad day


Other bi media I subscribe to:


  • Bi Women (you don't have to be from Boston or even be woman to enjoy this)
  • North Bi Northwest

  • The Fence