The Advocate

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The Advocate is an American monthly magazine which was established in 1967, and is the oldest continuing gay publication in the United States. The Advocate was first published as a local newsletter by the activist group PRIDE in Los Angeles. The newsletter was inspired by a police raid on Los Angeles gay bar the Black Cat Tavern. Richard Mitch (“Dick Michaels”) and Bill Rau (“Bill Rand”), Aristide Laurent and Sam Winston transformed the newsletter into a newspaper titled The Los Angeles Advocate. The first issue bore a cover date of September 1967.

The recession is affecting the revenues of all gay publications and The Advocate also appears to have been affected.


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