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As art holds an essential place in the LGBT community, The Advocate strives to shine a light on the work of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender artists who are moving the cultural needle within the artists spotlight section. Discover slideshows from gay art openings across the world with mediums that range from photographs, to oils, to sculpture, and more. Read interviews and profiles of contemporary artists who portray LGBT history, sex, culture, and politics within their works. Browse through the artist spotlight and other sections that celebrate gay culture.

Like found objects or the marks and stains of human existence, Smith's work has a seemingly accidental beauty.

March 08 2014 4:00 AM

Charles teases out the exquisite irony in his story-driven drag photos.

March 01 2014 4:00 AM

De Gregorio's mythological portraits disturb and seduce at the same time.

February 05 2014 2:15 PM

The founder of the online magazine Mascular shows the power and mystery of a man's face in his portraits.

January 25 2014 4:00 AM

It seems Samuelson never intended to be a professional artist. Nevertheless he made serene and charming paintings of the handsome lodgers in his mother's boardinghouse.

January 11 2014 4:00 AM

Richard Rothstein's project works as both photography and performance piece as it suggests modern-day alienation with wit and wistfulness.

January 04 2014 5:00 AM

Balbir Krishan's celestial artwork still shines even after censorship in southern India.

January 03 2014 5:00 AM