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Judy Wieder
Judy Wieder is the former Editor in Chief of The Advocate. She was the first female in the magazine's (then) 30-year history to achieve this position and served for 7 years before becoming the Editorial Director of The Advocateas well as Out, The OutTraveler, HIVPlus, and Alyson Books and all their associate websites. A Grammy-winning songwriter and touring hard rock journalist, she has been working on her memoir due to a publisher in late 2014. After its publication, she will launch woman's website she is in the early stages of creating:

Some of her music work can be accessed through Muzlink.

Entries by Judy Wieder

The Hawaii Island Humane Society's Big Leap Into the Future

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 1:52 PM

Over the past two decades, there have been several entry points for me when it comes to the Hawaii Island Humane Society (HIHS) in Kailua-Kona. None of them appeared in any logical order, but all that matters is that they lead to this story about vision, courage, and persistence, taking...

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Lava Lava Beach Club: An Authentic Hawaiian Beachfront Destination

(2) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 6:00 AM

The first time I heard about Lava Lava Beach Club at Waikoloa Resort on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island, I was overjoyed and relieved at the same time. You see, I had been in mourning.

Several years ago, I joined the lucky and privileged (from Elvis Presley to...

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My Father Is Dying

(14) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 2:57 PM

Deep in a rustic canyon, tucked away in the bedroom of his beautiful glass home, wrapped tightly in a hospice hospital bed, buried behind the damage of another stroke, my father is dying.

His muted dark eyes stare out at me full of undelivered communications and I...

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The Not-So-Sudden Death of The Advocate

(31) Comments | Posted November 4, 2009 | 1:48 PM

A very early, very different, rough first-draft (unintended for anyone's eyes) was accidentally posted by the HuffingtonPost. This happened for a few minutes on Nov. 2. The official posting of Ms. Wieder's article has always been dated 11/04/2009.

In case you haven't read the "official stories" or...

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Take The Hawaiian Cure

(8) Comments | Posted October 26, 2009 | 2:49 PM

Many years ago when I was still banging my life against the unhealthy routine of multi-tasking as both the Editor in Chief of a national news magazine and the Editorial Director of two other magazines and a book company-- I went to Hawaii. My entire life changed in the...

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(42) Comments | Posted March 4, 2009 | 12:34 PM

My favorite sight during the protests of California's passage of Proposition 8 (eliminating the right of same-sex couples to marry) was a youthful looking guy wearing his nastiest face and carrying a sign that said, "No More Mr. Nice Gay!"

Suddenly California's streets were full of "kids" who felt...

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The Husband Did It! The Wife Did It!

(3) Comments | Posted January 29, 2009 | 3:37 PM

When was the last time you watched 48 Hour Mystery? Or Dateline?

While once these television "news magazines" hung their shows on relatively important, topical subject matter, over recent years they've gone more the "fibers-in-the-carpet," "no woman should ever die that way" route. Gone are the hard-hitting interviews and investigative...

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African Americans vs Gay Americans?

(188) Comments | Posted November 5, 2008 | 5:12 PM

You'd think there were enough equal rights to go around!

Today could have been a truly great day of celebration for me. Like so many people in America, my heart too could be bursting with the joy and pride of seeing my country finally rise to its own great occasion:...

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The Media's Gay Affair With Marriage

(3) Comments | Posted June 18, 2008 | 11:50 AM

Nothing is real in America unless you've seen it on TV or the net, heard it on the radio, or read about it somewhere. Even if you were there yourself, it rarely seems real until you can point to the tube, the website, or open the morning paper and say,...

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