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.
40 Under 40: Writers Lena Waithe and Justin Simien Show Hollywood It’s More Than Just Black & White
August 20 2014 7:00 AM ET

These Writers Show Hollywood It’s More Than Black & White

Daniel Reynolds

The Entertainers: Meet Lena Waithe and Justin Simien, two rising stars in the entertainment industry whose projects tackle what it means to be young, gay, and black in America.

40 Under 40: Laura Jane Grace Doesn't Apologize for Being Herself
August 20 2014 6:00 AM ET

Laura Jane Grace Doesn't Apologize for Being Herself

Parker Marie Molloy

The Entertainers: Band front woman Laura Jane Grace is delivering on her promise not to become a demure shrinking violet after coming out as trans.

40 Under 40: Cameron Esposito Leaves Them Laughing and Thinking
August 20 2014 5:00 AM ET

Cameron Esposito Leaves Them Laughing and Thinking

Tracy E Gilchrist

The Entertainers: Cameron Esposito is a gay comic who says other gay comics should feel free to let it all out onstage.

40 Under 40: Ellen Page, This Generation's Gay A-Lister
August 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

Ellen Page, This Generation's Gay A-Lister

Tracy E Gilchrist

The Entertainers: Ellen Page is proving you don't have to be straight to be a leading lady.

August 19 2014 6:17 PM ET

Robin Williams Struggles With Being Gay In Final Film Role

The producers of Boulevard remember his stunning performance.

Michfest Has a Few Demands Of Its Own
August 19 2014 5:03 PM ET

Michfest Has a Few Demands Of Its Own

Parker Marie Molloy

With another festival come and gone, Michfest founder and organizer Lisa Vogel laid out a list of 'demands' she'd like her critics to meet.

LISTEN: '19 Kids and Counting' Star Records Transphobic Robocall
August 19 2014 2:17 PM ET

LISTEN: 19 Kids and Counting Star Records Transphobic Robocall

Parker Marie Molloy

Continuing her family's tradition of opposing LGBT causes, 19 Kids and Counting star Michelle Duggar speaks out against an Arkansas nondiscrimination bill.

Drag Beauties of 'Pageant' Get Caricature
August 19 2014 12:20 PM ET

Drag Beauties of Pageant Get Caricature

Brandon Voss

Famed caricaturist Ken Fallin has created a stage portrait of off-Broadway's Pageant queens.

August 19 2014 10:39 AM ET

Jane Fonda On Her New Film, TV Show & Trans Rights

With a new film and Netflix series on the way, Jane Fonda looks back on a storied career.

40 Under 40: Filmmaker Fan Popo Screens Hope for LGBTs in China
August 19 2014 7:00 AM ET

Filmmaker Fan Popo Screens Hope for LGBTs in China

Daniel Reynolds

The Fighters: Meet Fan Popo, an activist filmmaker and director of the Beijing Queer Film Festival, an underground film event that is pushing for LGBT equality in China.

40 Under 40: Omar Sharif Jr. Carries Weight of the World With Substance, Dignity
August 19 2014 6:00 AM ET

Omar Sharif Jr. Carries Weight of Arab World

Thom Senzee

The Fighters: Grandson of two famous actors, Omar Sharif Jr. follows in their footsteps on screen, but also works to improve lives of LGBT people in the Arab world.

Laverne Cox Recounts Suicide Attempt, Remains Thankful That She Survived
August 18 2014 7:11 PM ET

WATCH: Laverne Cox Is Thankful She Survived

Parker Marie Molloy

In an appearance on ABC's This Week, the Emmy-nominated actress spoke candidly about her childhood suicide attempt, and hopes that her visibility helps others feel less alone.

Neil Patrick Harris Gets Hung at Sardi's
August 18 2014 1:40 PM ET

Neil Patrick Harris Gets Hung at Sardi's

Brandon Voss

The Hedwig and the Angry Inch star now has a caricature on iconic restaurant's walls of fame.

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