(1945 - living) U.S.A.
Alan Bell is a graduate of UCLA, the University of the State of New York and is ABD in sociology at New York University. He took his first editing credit on his junior high school newspaper. For six years, he was film critic for the Los Angeles Sentinel, a mainstream black weekly. His film criticism has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
He was editor and publisher of Gaysweek, New York's first mainstream weekly lesbian and gay newspaper. Since then, he has edited Gaysweek, New York's first lesbian and gay weekly newspaper; Kujisource, a black AIDS newsletter; and several magazines for the black lesbian and gay community, most notably BLK and Blackfire. Bell, who likes to almost cover his own butt with boxer shorts and baggy jeans, edited the first Buttmen anthology.