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May 9, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Rouilard, the flamboyant, funny, stylish and innovative former editor of the Advocate, died Wednesday of the complications of AIDS. He was 43. Rouilard, who increased circulation of the nation's oldest major homosexual magazine from 60,000 to 150,000 during his two-year tenure from 1990 to 1992, died at the West Hollywood home that he shared with his companion of 20 years, Fox attorney Robert Cohen.
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May 9, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Rouilard, the flamboyant, funny, stylish and innovative former editor of the Advocate, died Wednesday of the complications of AIDS. He was 43. Rouilard, who increased circulation of the nation's oldest major homosexual magazine from 60,000 to 150,000 during his two-year tenure from 1990 to 1992, died at the West Hollywood home that he shared with his companion of 20 years, Fox attorney Robert Cohen.
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NEWS
April 18, 1993
"Why Stay in L.A.?" (April 4) caught my eye. I am in desperate need of a reason. Robin Abcarian's essay left me wondering if her "own private rush hour" was actually a result of sniffing the Krazy Glue she attempts to use as a simile for memories. I tried one more essay. I do not know if Richard Rouilard is beautiful or not, but with his claim, "I danced with Madonna at a club," I do know he is shallow. Unfortunately, "Why Stay in L.A.?" only begged the question to be asked again, louder.
NEWS
April 18, 1993
"Why Stay in L.A.?" (April 4) caught my eye. I am in desperate need of a reason. Robin Abcarian's essay left me wondering if her "own private rush hour" was actually a result of sniffing the Krazy Glue she attempts to use as a simile for memories. I tried one more essay. I do not know if Richard Rouilard is beautiful or not, but with his claim, "I danced with Madonna at a club," I do know he is shallow. Unfortunately, "Why Stay in L.A.?" only begged the question to be asked again, louder.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 1992
Richard Rouilard's statements, as quoted by Liz Smith ("Abdication at the Advocate," July 30), that "the editorial staff has received . . . very little support . . . during the period we changed . . ." and that "the Advocate has had a new editor-in-chief nearly every two years since the present owners took over," deserve comment. First, as to support of the editorial department: as editor-in-chief Rouilard cleaned house. He was granted several new editorial staff positions, both in-house and in important national and international cities, and he had influence in the hiring of key positions in the art and advertising departments.
NEWS
July 24, 1992 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gay activists expressed surprise--and in some cases shock--Thursday over the resignation of Richard Rouilard as editor-in-chief of the Advocate, the news-making magazine that gained a national reputation for its coverage of gay and lesbian issues during his two-year stint at the helm.
NEWS
January 2, 1992 | ELIZABETH VENANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Rouilard sticks his fingers in his mouth and gives a piercing blast. ' 'Attenzione!" Hopping onto a stool in the cocktail lounge of Trump's, the editor-in-chief of The Advocate, the nation's largest gay and lesbian publication, addresses the crowd: "As a flaming homo, I'm delighted to be here!" He is greeted by hoots and claps.
MAGAZINE
September 27, 1992 | BARBARA THORNBURG
Snow White, saints and lobster ashtrays all under the same roof? Call it whimsy style. The West Hollywood apartment of Richard Rouilard, former editor in chief of The Advocate, reflects the building's glamorous past, when Mae (and later, Bette) lived there and Gable and Cooper hung out at the pool. But its appeal comes from the lighthearted approach of Ron Meyers, designer of witty Club Lux, Atlas Bar & Grill and Tryst.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 1992
Howard Rosenberg's article "Some Journalists Playing Wrong Roles" (Section A, July 16) wrongly reinforces misinformation that NBC anchor Tom Brokaw spread to his viewers after AIDS activists Bob Hattoy and Elizabeth Glaser spoke at the Democratic Convention. President Bush did not approve a 3% increase in AIDS research and education this last year as Brokaw asserted. In fact, Bush proposed a cut in AIDS research. Bush has entirely eliminated an important housing program for people with AIDS.
NEWS
April 27, 1992 | MAUREEN SAJBEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thierry Mugler's extravagant fashion show Thursday night to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles proved that he deserves his title as the P.T. Barnum of the fashion world. The Paris-based designer sent models, movie stars, socialites and porn stars down the runway wearing his sci-fi Hells Angels jackets, outlaw cowboy costumes, velvet swimsuits, plexiglass bustiers and enough stretchy vinyl to clothe an army of Cat Women.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 1992
Richard Rouilard's statements, as quoted by Liz Smith ("Abdication at the Advocate," July 30), that "the editorial staff has received . . . very little support . . . during the period we changed . . ." and that "the Advocate has had a new editor-in-chief nearly every two years since the present owners took over," deserve comment. First, as to support of the editorial department: as editor-in-chief Rouilard cleaned house. He was granted several new editorial staff positions, both in-house and in important national and international cities, and he had influence in the hiring of key positions in the art and advertising departments.
NEWS
July 24, 1992 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gay activists expressed surprise--and in some cases shock--Thursday over the resignation of Richard Rouilard as editor-in-chief of the Advocate, the news-making magazine that gained a national reputation for its coverage of gay and lesbian issues during his two-year stint at the helm.
NEWS
January 2, 1992 | ELIZABETH VENANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Rouilard sticks his fingers in his mouth and gives a piercing blast. ' 'Attenzione!" Hopping onto a stool in the cocktail lounge of Trump's, the editor-in-chief of The Advocate, the nation's largest gay and lesbian publication, addresses the crowd: "As a flaming homo, I'm delighted to be here!" He is greeted by hoots and claps.
NEWS
June 28, 1992 | DAVID SHAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, Roy Aarons invited five Bay Area colleagues to his home for a discussion of their common concerns as gay journalists. Aarons was then the executive editor of the Oakland Tribune, the only openly gay, top-level editor at any mainstream daily newspaper in the country. This weekend, with a proud smile, Aarons moved his living room discussion to far larger quarters, with a far broader agenda. He presided over the first conference of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Assn.
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