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August 30, 1996 | KAREN OCAMB, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Judy Wieder gazes out of her 10th floor window at the deserted Hollywood High School track field below. For a brief, unguarded moment, the Advocate's new editor in chief does not look like one of the most influential gay people in the country. But, as the first woman topping the masthead of the 30-year-old national gay publication, she is well aware of her place in history. "Sometimes I look back and say, 'I remember when I didn't know any of this.'
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August 30, 1996 | KAREN OCAMB, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Judy Wieder gazes out of her 10th floor window at the deserted Hollywood High School track field below. For a brief, unguarded moment, the Advocate's new editor in chief does not look like one of the most influential gay people in the country. But, as the first woman topping the masthead of the 30-year-old national gay publication, she is well aware of her place in history. "Sometimes I look back and say, 'I remember when I didn't know any of this.'
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September 8, 1996
Your coverage of Judy Wieder's promotion to editor in chief of the Advocate ("An Eye for News, a Place in History," Aug. 30) was welcome and on target, except in one small regard: "Lesbians have been eyeing Wieder's rise through the ranks as a sign that the Advocate was aggressively trying to dispel a sexist reputation earned after turmoil three years ago, when four or five women on the editorial staff either resigned or were fired." This sentence really should read, "Lesbians and a few gay men. . . ."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2003 | From Associated Press
Sarah Pettit, a journalist who helped found the nation's largest gay magazine, Out, died Wednesday. She was 36. Pettit, a lesbian, died at a New York City hospital from complications related to lymphoma, said a spokesman at Newsweek, where she worked after leaving Out. She had been on leave from the newsmagazine since last March, battling the illness. Born in Amsterdam to American parents, Pettit co-founded Out magazine in 1992, four years after she graduated from Yale.
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October 19, 1997 | BEVERLY BEYETTE
Rather than looking back--the time-honored way for magazines to mark a 30th anniversary--Judy Wieder, editor in chief of the Advocate, the national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, asked 30 prominent gays and lesbians to look ahead, to where homosexuals will be 30 years from now. A few predictions: * Chastity Bono: "I'm sitting in the Oval Office with the first lesbian by my side and my grandson on my knee. I'm telling him about how, when I was young, I spent many years in the closet."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1992
In an attempt to discredit a legitimate and responsible bipartisan organization, (Assemblyman) Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach), in his July 18 Commentary ("Abortion Issue Should Not Be Dividing GOP"), implies that Pro-Choice Orange County is some sort of Democratic front. His statement is untrue and unfair. Pro-Choice Orange County is a bipartisan political action committee dedicated to a single issue, the protection of a woman's right to choose. Sponsors of the organization include Republican elected officials such as U.S. Sen. John Seymour, Supervisor Harriett Wieder and (Newport Beach)
NEWS
July 21, 2000 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She's a vegetarian. She likes Georgia O'Keeffe paintings. She's got photos of bikini-clad women in her school locker. And the fledgling lesbian in "But I'm a Cheerleader," an indie film opening Friday, hates to kiss her hunky boyfriend. It is a stereotype run amok. And the gay community can't get enough. Gay activists, gay publications and gay cinephiles have embraced the $1 million film as they have few others produced by Hollywood in recent years.
NEWS
September 3, 1996 | KAREN OCAMB, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Judy Wieder gazes out of her 10th floor window at the deserted Hollywood High School track field below. For a brief, unguarded moment, the Advocate's new editor in chief does not look like one of the most influential gay people in the country. But, as the first woman topping the masthead of the 30-year-old national gay publication, she is well aware of her place in history. "Sometimes I look back and say, 'I remember when I didn't know any of this.'
NEWS
January 8, 1985 | ANN JAPENGA, Times Staff Writer
Back at her desk on a Monday morning following a business trip to New York, Rock Fever magazine editor Judy Wieder set to work on a story about Boy George, the pop singer. Wieder soon noticed some tension in her face, and figured it must be the last traces of a 24-hour flu. The editor left the page she was working on in the typewriter and went to the kitchen of her compact Venice apartment, which doubles as an office. She heated some soup and tried to swallow a spoonful.
NEWS
April 13, 2001 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chris Crain is finding out that what goes around comes around. Especially in the publishing world. As editorial director of the gay newspaper group Window Media, Crain recently used the editorial pages of one of its publications, the Southern Voice, to criticize last year's purchase of New York-based Out magazine by Liberation Publications, which also owns the L.A.-based Advocate.
NEWS
November 18, 1987 | ANN JAPENGA, Times Staff Writer
Members of the new underground gathered here late one afternoon in a metal-walled room padded with dirty yellow carpet. Singer Dennis Conant, sweat spitting off the tips of his frizzy locks, pressed a microphone against his lower lip and screamed the lyrics to a song called "Oblivion." A groupie watching him appeared to be enchanted. "The lyrics have a lot of pain," she observed. "Death is intriguing--I don't care what anybody says." The metal-walled room is a unit in a mini-storage warehouse.
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