Arts & Entertainment
In the Arts & Entertainment section, The Advocate brings readers all the latest news on Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond. From New York to Los Angeles, The Advocate shines a spotlight on the stars of the screen who are lending their voices to support the LGBT community, as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals who are moving the cultural needle. Discover A-list interviews, the best gay movies and reviews of theater, music, books and television. Learn how Arts & Entertainment can shape national dialogue and can work to advance equality.
Op-ed: Finding 'Queer' Through Leslie Feinberg's 'Stone Butch Blues'
November 26 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Finding 'Queer' Through Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues

Daisy Hernández

Memoirist Daisy Hernández, in tribute to the late author and activist Leslie Feinberg, recalls the words and places that Feinberg's classic novel evokes for her.

Spirit Awards Gives 'Love Is Strange' Four Nods, Including Best Picture
November 25 2014 8:07 PM ET

Love Is Strange Nabs Four Spirit Award Nods

Daniel Reynolds

The critically acclaimed film about older gay men in New York was one of the standouts in this year's Spirit Award nominations.

November 25 2014 3:23 PM ET

Hunger Games Producer: 'To Be Closeted In Hollywood Is Tantamount to Being a Wimp'

Nina Jacobson, the producer of Mockingjay, discusses being an out woman in Hollywood, being fired while her wife was in labor, and why female heroes matter

5 James Baldwin Quotes That Foreshadowed Ferguson
November 25 2014 1:04 PM ET

5 James Baldwin Quotes Foreshadowing Ferguson 

Daniel Reynolds

Several pundits and publications have referenced the gay and black writer, whose words remain relevant in describing race issues in America.

PHOTOS: Explore 'Genderqueer' and Other Genders Beyond the Binary
November 25 2014 7:00 AM ET November 26 2014 1:15 AM ET

PHOTOS: Explore Genderqueer, More Beyond the Binary

Mitch Kellaway

Dave Naz shows off the gender spectrum in his contemplative new photo book, Gendequeer: And Other Gender Identities.

Is Toad Nintendo's First Agender Character?
November 24 2014 8:07 PM ET

Is Toad Nintendo's First Agender Character?

Matt Baume

Residents of the Mushroom Kingdom can apparently express a gender without actually having one — but they aren't the only gender-fluid characters among Mario and friends.

PHOTOS: Frankie J. Grande in 'Rock of Ages'
November 24 2014 7:00 PM ET

PHOTOS: Frankie J. Grande in Rock of Ages

Brandon Voss

The Big Brother breakout rocks pastels and acid-wash jeans in the '80s-set Broadway musical.

The Advocate Triumphs at L.A. Press Club Awards
November 24 2014 3:20 PM ET

The Advocate Triumphs at L.A. Press Club Awards

Daniel Reynolds

LGBT issues and reporters, led by The Advocate's entertainment editor, Jase Peeples, received a lot of love last weekend at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.

November 24 2014 2:27 PM ET

Book of Matt Author Responds to Media Matters' Criticism

Steve Jimenez challenges the watchdog organization to a public debate about the facts in his book about the Matthew Shepard murder case

Op-ed: How Gay Genius Alan Turing Got Me Through Middle School
November 24 2014 4:39 AM ET

Op-ed: Where Are the Gay Scientists?

Jack Andraka

The LGBT community needs more role models like Alan Turing, says young scientist Jack Andraka.

Smoke Signals Gay Actor Lands New Career-Defining Role
November 23 2014 2:36 PM ET

Smoke Signals' Gay Actor Turned Doctor Could Redefine Career

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Evan Adams is now chief medical officer of Canada's First Nation's Health Authority, a lifelong dream come true he says.

Why the Best New Film About Lesbians Can't Quite be Called a Lesbian Film
November 22 2014 1:53 PM ET

The Best New Film About Lesbians Isn't a Lesbian Film

Diane Anderson-Minshall

There’s a message in Life Partners, a movie about young women’s relationships. But not hearing the message loud and clear may be the whole point.

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