April 18, 1993
Richard Rouilard stresses that L.A. is a great city because "we've got the stars." It is a sad commentary on life if that's the best our city has to offer. He then describes Paramus, N.J., incidentally my hometown, as a "hideous place where people await in the cold at malls to see celebs hawking their newest perfumes." Paramus is a town with great schools (students attend classes unarmed), safe streets, clean air and beautiful homes. And this is what Rouilard refers to as hideous?
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.
July 24, 1992 |
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.
September 27, 1992 |
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.
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.
December 31, 1990 |
Outing, the phenomenon of exposing allegedly gay, lesbian or bisexual personalities--usually through the media--continued to flourish throughout 1990, chiefly in the gay press and supermarket tabloids. Increasing numbers of reportedly gay actors, politicians, entertainment moguls, professional athletes and rock musicians were named in these publications, and occasionally in mainstream media articles as well.