Aristide Laurent, a longtime gay rights activist and one of the founders of The Advocate, died at his Los Angeles home on Wednesday following a long battle with cancer.
Along with Richard Mitch, Bill Mau, and Sam Allen, Laurent in 1967 created the gay newspaper The Los Angeles Advocate; it would soon become a national magazine known simply as The Advocate. Laurent, an ABC television employee, produced early issues of the The Advocate clandestinely in the studio's basement print shop. Laurent used a pseudonym, as most did at the time, and wrote a nightlife column for the nascent publication.
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