Wednesday, 15 January 2014 

The Advocate is both a magazine and website for the LGBT community of America. It was established in 1967 and is the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the US. It's the only surviving one of its kind and was founded before what is usually recognised as the beginning of the LGBT movement, the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York.

Both print and online versions have editorial focus on politics, news, arts and entertainment, parenting, comedy and many other things of interest to the LGBT community. It also offers advice and features sensitive articles such as

"Op-ed: The Most Ignored LGBT Issue

Domestic violence affects more LGBT couples than most people think."

This is a great media source for this minority as many other media outlets would not include all of these news stories as they are probably not seen as the most important issues, or if they are covered they're in not as much detail. This publication and website allows the recognition of such important issues and offers help.
Although it has been around for many years, it represents a positive change in the media towards gay people, lesbians, transgenders, etc. Slowly but surely there will be more news and articles like these posted on more mainstream sites and publications.
Another thing it offers is also global news. For example, there is a recent story from Japan: 

1 comment:

  1. A good post, but odd to focus in on (and link to) a story about Japan. There wasn't a story about America?