These media sources are moderate 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 Out Magazine as left-biased based on story selection and editorial bias that usually favors liberal/progressive policies. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than high due to a lack of transparency.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1992, Out is an American LGBTQ fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine with the highest circulation of any LGBTQ monthly publication in the United States. It presents itself in an editorial manner similar to Details, Esquire, and GQ. The website lists staff.
Funded by / Ownership
Out states, they are owned by Pride Publishing, which publishes several LGBTQ titles such as Here TV, The Advocate, Gay.com and Pride.com. However, they do not indicate that Equal Pride is the new owner. Revenue is generated through print sales and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Out publishes stories about gay culture and lifestyle and news and entertainment. The content is original, and often sourced from interviews and credible media outlets. Out clearly labels opinion pieces as Commentary and news by category, such as this in the Politics section: A Patchwork of Anti-Discrimination Laws Don’t Protect LGBTQ+ Workers, and this one from the fashion category: Karl Lagerfeld, Designer of Chanel and Fendi, Dead at 85. They also republish stories that are carried in The Advocate. A sourcing review demonstrates appropriate sources such as Ballotpedia, The Guardian, and the Human Rights Campaign.
Editorially, Out advocates for LGBTQ rights as well as liberal politicians who support their cause, such as this: These Hate Groups Want the Supreme Court to Erase Trans People, and: Bernie Sanders Bravely Asks Us to Consider a Straight President. They also do not have a positive opinion regarding conservatives and former President Donald Trump: SPLC’s Trump Report Shows ‘Profoundly Negative Impact’ on Students at Schools. Generally, reporting is factual, with story selection heavily favoring the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Out Magazine as left biased based on story selection and editorial bias that usually favors liberal/progressive policies. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than high due to a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 10/7/2019) Updated (11/27/2023)
Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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