The Advocate Bias and Reliability Overview

The Advocate 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 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates The Advocate as hyper-partisan left in terms 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 The Advocate’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 37.71

Bias: -19.01

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 URL Bias Reliability
Trader Joe's parking lot shooter arrested 5 days after killing panhandler, BRPD says-13.3341.65
What if Louisiana remains in Phase 2 during Nov. 3 election? There's an emergency plan for that-2.3346.03
Nasal swabs for coronavirus testing can be a pain. LSU researchers are working on an alternative-153.91
ExxonMobil Baton Rouge will pause 401(k) match for 1,000s of employees, cites coronavirus impact-1.6745.24
Returning to school in metro Baton Rouge: A coronavirus Q&A for parents-144.9
Out Rep. Demands End to Medicaid Funding for Conversion Therapy-12.6744.43
Pete Buttigieg Talks Being Gay in Conservative States-2236.52
Pete Buttigieg Announces Town Hall on Fox News-1145.02
Bigot, Alleged Pedophile Roy Moore Tops GOP Senate Field in Poll-11.6738.72
Tucker Carlson: 'Dems Want to Consume Every Drop of Buttigieg... Yum'-19.525.11
'Christian' Foundation Is Huge Funder of Anti-LGBTQ Hate Groups-2725.29
Supreme Court Won't Hear Hawaii B&B's 'Right to Discriminate' Case-1.552.2
Trump's Trans Military Ban Can Now Go Into Effect-12.7549.85
Brazilian Pres: Trump Supports 'Traditional Families' Like I Do-18.7544.94
Former Campaign Staffer Sues Trump, Alleging Unwanted Kiss-9.539.68
South Dakota Rejects Fourth and Final Anti-Transgender Bill-11.6752.08
Coachella Fest, Owned by GOP Donor, Accused of Anti-Trans Bias-3020.21
How Queer Asians Can Be Good Allies to Black Brothers and Sisters-2225.44