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02/17/2009

Really, 'Advocate'?

by Jeremy Hooper

We aren't prudes by any stretch of the imagination. Nor are we staunch critics of mainstream gay media. The opposite, actually. However, when the above-the-banner top story on Advocate.com is about Beau Breedlove (Portland mayor Sam Adams' former lover) deciding to pose nude in Unzipped magazine, and when that same piece is pitched to us as a news story we might be interested in covering, our eyebrows  do a bit of that proverbial raised thing that eyebrows sometimes do:

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Call us bloggy amateurs incapable of ever understanding the intricacies of mainstream LGBT publishing if you must. But in our editorial purview, a known dude's decision to show his weeny in another gay magazine should probably not be the top story for America's award-winning LGBT news magazine.  A kicker story, maybe.  A blog post, possibly.  A fun commentary, perhaps.  But breaking news?  Hmm.

Unzipped Shoots Portland Mayor’s Former Lover [Advocate]

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Your thoughts

Actual I think this is a perfect case of equality - when former female lovers of politicians pose nude for Playboy it sometimes does end up as a headline story in mainstream media.

Posted by: Alonzo | Feb 17, 2009 7:45:47 PM

He's not my type. If we're going to obsess over public figures' sex lives, can't we get in a better crop? I'm thinking Aaron Ekhart, only ten years younger.
On the other hand, Barney Frank may be a few minutes over the hill. But that queen can orate himself to the Island and back.

Posted by: Wilberforce | Feb 17, 2009 11:27:35 PM

Well at least it wasn't in: UP and COMING News.

Posted by: LOrion | Feb 17, 2009 11:33:10 PM

Aren't both magazines owned by the same people? It'sjust cross promotion.

Posted by: Joseph Alexander | Feb 18, 2009 2:47:15 AM

@Joseph: "It's just cross promotion." Yea, probably. Which to me, raises even more questions.

@LOrion: Teehee.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Feb 18, 2009 8:25:08 AM

Jeremy,

I have to agree with you. Moreover, by doing the photo shoot, Breedlove sets himself up as the equivalent of some straight politician's blonde bimbo.

Posted by: Michael Hamar | Feb 18, 2009 9:27:25 AM

They are both owned by Regent Media or at least used to be. They also own Here TV so he might get a part on The Lair or Dante's Cove.

Posted by: Joseph Alexander | Feb 19, 2009 3:27:24 AM

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