Curve is the best-selling lesbian magazine 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 1991 but was renamed in 1995 after a trademark dispute with 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.
The magazine was featured on the Showtime series The L Word when a writer from the magazine interviews the character Jenny about her book.
The July 2008 issue of Curve featured the popular Chapel Hill band, Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies who routinely throw out issues of Curve magazine to fans during shows.
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." 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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