Advocate Magazine Bias and Reliability Overview

Advocate Magazine is a bi-monthly LGBTQ magazine and website. Founded in 1967, it is the oldest newsmagazine focusing on LGBTQ issues. Based in Los Angeles, the Advocate is owned by Pride Media. The website records approximately 2.1 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Advocate Magazine in the skews left category of bias and as mixed reliability in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Advocate Magazine’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 37.78

Bias: -15.03

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Black Lives Matter Cofounder Patrisse Cullors Steps Down-1037.67
Listen to Secretary Pete's Pride Message-7.6741.33
Chile's President Sebastián Piñera Supports Marriage Equality There-6.3342.33
5 Red State LGBTQ+ Communities Targeted in New Pride Initiative-12.3340.67
Florida Gov. DeSantis Strips LGBTQ+ Funds From State Budget-19.6733
Trump Blog Shuts Down Permanently After a Month-15.3336.67
Gay Ohio 14-Year-Old Attacked While Coming Out By Wearing Pride Flag-0.6745.67
Depicting LGBTQ+ People in the Media, Without Stereotypes-745
Wisconsin Governor Stands Against Conversion Therapy, for Trans Youth-5.6747
Google Honors LGBTQ+ Activist Frank Kameny with Doodle-1.6746
Jenner: No to 'Biological Boys Who Are Trans' Playing on Girls' Teams-1932.33
Homophobe Scott Lively: Trump Was Too Pro-Gay, So God Let Him Lose-8.3338.33
Gay 'Former Liberal' Arrested for 'Disorderly Conduct' at Capitol Riot-643
Gay Republican Richard Grenell: Trump to Seek Presidency Again-743
South Dakota Republicans Revive Anti-Trans Birth Certificate Bill-9.6744.67
COVID-19 Fells Beloved LGBTQ+ Activist Carmen Vázquez-2.3340
Rufus Gifford, Biden's Out State Dept. Star, on Restoring America-1335.33
Big Gay Ice Cream Shutters for Good in the East Village and Philly-244.67
Chipotle to Papa John's: 60 Corps That Improved LGBTQ Policies in 2020-7.3344
Pennsylvania’s Dapper Lieutenant Governor and His Gay Flag Battle-10.6738.33
Tulsi Gabbard Sponsors Anti-Trans Bill on Way Out of Congress-11.7538.5
Out Rep. Demands End to Medicaid Funding for Conversion Therapy-12.6744.67
Pete Buttigieg Talks Being Gay in Conservative States-2235.75
Bigot, Alleged Pedophile Roy Moore Tops GOP Senate Field in Poll-11.6739.33
Tucker Carlson: 'Dems Want to Consume Every Drop of Buttigieg... Yum'-19.525.25