Friday, February 06, 2004

What was gay on your birthday provides a American based history of homos go find out what happened in queer land the day you were born.

The event for my birthday is September 15
"The Advocate" Premieres in 1967
The first edition of "The Advocate" premiered on this day in 1967. Originally called "Los Angeles Advocate" it was created by Dick Michaels and his lover Bill Rand who were part of the Angeles activist group PRIDE, from who they later purchased the paper. The first issue was typewritten and printed on 8 1/2 X 11 paper, far different from the glossy periodical that it has become. The pair renamed the paper "The Advocate" in 1969 and sold it to investment banker David Goodstein in 1974 who passed away in 1985. The publication has gone through many transformations in both look and content since it's humble beginnings of reporting on the gay movment. The biweekly publication remains the only national source for GLBT issues.


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