MARCIE MATHIS, Bremerton, Wash.
I was dismayed to see yet another example of The Advocate pandering to heterosexual celebrities with Cate Blanchett on the November 20 cover. It seems like more straight people grace Advocate covers than gay people do. At the very least Todd Haynes--the openly gay and very talented director of I'm Not There--could have been on the cover with her. It often feels like your publication is more for famous heterosexuals who support gays (or gay publicity) than it is for the gay community itself. Let's face it, we're not likely to see Blanchett on the cover of Essence, Jet, or Vibe--or any other famous white celebrity (Michael Jackson excepted)--and rightly so. So why is there such a fascination with straight celebs over deserving members of our community in Advocate land? There are plenty of publications who'd be willing to take Blanchett's picture for their covers, but the same can't be said for any number of LGBT people.
JOHN LARS ERICSON, Ann Arbor, Mich.
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|Author:||Mathis, Marcie; Ericson, John Lars|
|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Dec 18, 2007|
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