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Diane Anderson-Minshall (born March 19, 1968) is an American journalist best known for her writing and editing of lesbian and gay lifestyle magazines. She is editor-at-large of The Advocate and editor-in-chief of HIV Plus Magazine.
Early life and education
Born Diane Anderson in Southern California, she moved to Payette, Idaho at an early age. She attended Chaffey College, College of San Mateo and Idaho State University before graduating from New College of California. She took classes at Tulane University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and University of California, Berkeley.
In 1990, she became the editor of the Crescent City Star, a weekly LGBT newspaper in New Orleans. In 1993, she became an editor at On Our Backs, the lesbian erotic magazine founded by Nan Kinney and Debbie Sundahl. A year later, she and fellow On Our Backs employees left the magazine and founded their own publication, the lesbian entertainment magazine Girlfriends.'
During her tenure at Girlfriends and later at other publications including Curve Magazine, Anderson-Minshall became known for her celebrity interviews. Dana Plato, Angelina Jolie  and singer Sinéad O'Connor  "came out" as lesbian or bisexual women in interviews with Anderson-Minshall, although O'Connor and Plato later retracted their statements.
In 1999, Anderson-Minshall founded the short-lived women's lifestyle magazine, Alice. As a freelance writer, she has been published in dozens of magazines including Passport, Bust, Bitch, Venus, Utne and Seventeen. She became an editor at Curve Magazine in 2004 and then became editor-in-chief.
Anderson-Minshall co-edited of the anthology of LGBT youth writing, Becoming: Young Ideas on Gender, Race and Sexuality, and her autobiographical essays have appeared in anthologies. Anderson-Minshall writes the Blind Eye Mystery Series (Blind Curves, Blind Leap and the Lambda Literary Award finalist Blind Faith) through Bold Strokes Books with her husband Jacob Anderson-Minshall.
Her first solo fiction, Punishment with Kisses was published in 2009 by Bold Strokes Books.
Anderson-Minshall and her husband Jacob have been together since 1991. They married on March 19, 2006.
Honors and awards
Anderson-Minshall received a 1998 Visa Versa award for her celebrity journalism and Power Up’s Ten Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz Award in 2006.
In 2000, Anderson-Minshall was a finalist for the Exceptional Women in Publishing (EWIP)'s Woman of the Year Award.
In 2012, the Northern California Chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association awarded her its Excellence in Journalism Award.
In 2013, Anderson-Minshall was honored by LA Pride with the Osborn/Michaels Media Award, which "honors those who disseminate information to the public for the betterment of the LGBT community in order to raise awareness and fight for equality."
- Reading The L Word: Outing Contemporary Television
- Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine
- Body Outlaws
- Closer to Home: Bisexuality and Feminism
- Young Wives Tales: New Adventures in Love and Partnership
- 50 Ways to Support Lesbian and Gay Equality: The Complete Guide to Supporting Family, Friends, Neighbors or Yourself
- Tough Girls
- Anderson-Minshall Official Website
- Interview on AfterEllen.com
- Article about Diane Anderson-Minshall in The New York Times
- Anderson-Minshall recalls Plato
- Anderson-Minshall on AfterEllen.com recalls Jolie's Interview
-  June 9, 2000, Los Angeles Times Reports O'Connor came out to Anderson-Minshall