Curve (magazine)

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January 2009 cover Curve magazine.jpg
Curve, January 2009
Editor-in-Chief Frances Stevens
Categories Lifestyle magazine
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Frances Stevens
First issue 1990 (as Deneuve)
Company Avalon Media
Country  United States
Language English
ISSN 1087-867X

Curve is a lesbian magazine published in the United States. It covers news, politics, social issues, and includes celebrity interviews and stories on entertainment, pop culture, style, travel, and a website that hosts an internet forum focusing on lesbian issues, active since 2000.

The magazine was first published as Deneuve in May 1990 but was renamed in 1995 after a trademark dispute with French actress Catherine Deneuve.

In 2007, the magazine's reported its circulation at over 68,200, with a readership whose median household income is over $85,372.[dead link]

The magazine was featured on the Showtime series The L Word when a writer from the magazine interviews the character Jenny about her book.


In May 2007, actress Michelle Rodriguez criticized Curve magazine and accused its editors of attempting to "out" her. She posted the following on her blog; "...but when people come out of nowhere and put words in my mouth or call me Gay, they should really think for one second How they could truly affect my life by doing such things. You don't know what producer, director, would be husband or future audience member may be influenced by these opinions and media content."[1] Her comments ended up angering many in the gay community and some even accused her of being homophobic. Rodriguez has denied those claims as well.

In the July/August 2007 issue of Curve, editors responded to this criticism by stating: "If you read the article, you will see that the author did not, in fact, 'out' Rodriguez; rather, the article stated both that "Rodriguez has never publicly come out" and "Rodriguez has said she is not a lesbian."

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