These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Lavender Magazine Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that strongly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1995, Lavender is a biweekly magazine, part of Lavender Media, published in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. It is distributed free of charge in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and in some other cities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Lavender Magazine does not have an about page.
Funded by / Ownership
Lavender is owned by Lavender Media. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Lavender Magazine publishes news and information for the Minnesota the LGBTQ community. Articles and headlines often contain emotionally loaded wording such as this: A Word In Edgewise: When the Sickness of the Oyster is the Pearl. This story is not sourced, however it is designed for print. They also cover news on art & culture, dining, and entertainment. Further, they have a section called big gay news, which reports on political news and gay rights from around the world such as this: Malaysia’s Top Court To Hear Challenge To Law Which Punishes Gay Sex With Prison And Whipping. This story links to Gay Star News.
Editorially, they support liberal positions and frequently report negatively on the Trump administration: HIV-Positive Service Members Targeted By Trump Win Partial Victory. In general, news reporting is factual with a strong left bias in story selection and editorial positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Lavender Magazine Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that strongly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/19/2016) Updated (6/3/2020)
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