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.
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.

PHOTOS: Jesus Days
November 22 2014 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Jesus Days

Christopher Harrity

Greg Reynolds's photos have a quiet tension. As if something is just about to happen. And then it did.

Hot Sheet: November 21, 2014
November 21 2014 3:20 PM ET

Hot Sheet: If That Mockingjay Don't Sing...

Advocate.com Editors

Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include Cher, Wonder Woman, Alvin Ailey, Mary J. Blige, and the penultimate chapter of the Hunger Games saga, Mockingjay — Part 1.

CBS Network's 'Home for the Holidays' Special Will Feature First Gay Couple
November 21 2014 2:45 PM ET

CBS Network's Home for the Holidays Special Will Feature First Gay Couple

Jase Peeples

The annual holiday special will include a family with same-sex parents for the first time.

WATCH: Country Singer Billy Gilman Comes Out as Gay
November 20 2014 6:54 PM ET

Country Singer Billy Gilman Comes Out as Gay

Jase Peeples

'I felt it was time for me to be honest and to be truthful,' Gilman says.

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