- Overall, we rate Gay Times (GT) Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that consistently favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1975, Gay Times, also known as GT, is an online magazine based in the UK. Gay Times mainly focuses on music, culture, drag, fashion, lifestyle, and gay rights for the LGBTQ+ community.
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Analysis / Bias
Gay Times publishes news and information for the LGBTQ community. Articles and headlines often contain emotionally loaded wording such as this: “Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch has delayed the conversion therapy ban,” and “Josh Cavallo says he “lost respect” for FIFA after OneLove armband ban.” A quote from the second article reads: “I love my identity, seeing you have banned all teams to wear the One Love armband to actively support LGBTQ+ at the World cup. You have lost my respect.” The article is sourced from Instagram.
Regarding sourcing, they rely on credible sources such as Vice News and Channel 4 news. They also cover Drag Race, life & culture, fashion, and entertainment news. Further, they have a section called amplify, which reports on the news worldwide, such as this: “Bilal Baig is the South Asian star making queer Canadian TV history.”
Editorially, they support liberal positions; for example, in this article, they positively cover progressive US politician Alexandria Ocasio Cortez “AOC slams anti-LGBTQ+ legislator Lauren Boebert for Colorado shooting response.“ They also report negatively on former President Trump: ”Donald Trump launches presidential bid with anti-trans speech.” Although these articles are biased, they again rely on credible sources such as BBC, GLAAD, Military Times, and The Advocate. Generally, 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 Gay Times (GT) Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that consistently favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 11/23/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check