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.
Jim Parsons to Play Bad Actor in Benefit Reading
October 12 2014 6:00 AM ET

Jim Parsons to Play Bad Actor in Benefit Reading

Brandon Voss

The out Big Bang Theory star will headline Roundabout Theatre Company's one-night presentation of the 1922 comedy Merton of the Movies.

Top 10 LGBT Solo Shows That Changed My Life
October 12 2014 4:00 AM ET

Top 10 LGBT Solo Shows That Changed My Life

Ben Rimalower

Out playwright-performer Ben Rimalower, currently going solo in Bad With Money, counts down his favorite singular sensations of the stage.

Artist Spotlight: Paul Jasmin
October 11 2014 3:00 AM ET

Artist Spotlight: Paul Jasmin

Christopher Harrity

The beauty of master photographer Paul Jasmin's work is the seeming effortlessness of his serene but sexy images.

Marc Shaiman to Host Late-Night Variety Show
October 10 2014 2:12 PM ET

Marc Shaiman to Host Late-Night Variety Show

Brandon Voss

The Tony-winning Hairspray composer will entertain with the help of his famous friends.

October 10 2014 11:50 AM ET

South Park Tackles Trans Kids, Bathroom Rights & Lorde

Erica Cartman and Stan the 'Cissy' play with gender in new episode of the comedy series

Hot Sheet: October 10, 2014
October 10 2014 9:00 AM ET

Hot Sheet: Bloodbath and Beyond

Advocate.com Editors

Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include the short film Out Smart; Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; and the return of that pesky zombie apocalypse.

EXCLUSIVE: Laura Jane Grace Is 'True Trans'
October 10 2014 8:00 AM ET

WATCH: Laura Jane Grace, Fans, Activists Are True Trans

Mitch Kellaway

Punk rocker Laura Jane Grace gives fans a taste of her new documentary series True Trans in this exclusive clip and interview.

Let's Play 'Here's How You're Getting F**ked'
October 10 2014 7:00 AM ET

WATCH: A Game Show LGBTs Wish We Didn't Always Win

Jami Smith

Here's one game you don't want to win.

Op-ed: Being Out — Really, Really Out — Is Still LGBT Theater's Most Powerful Tool
October 10 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Being Out — Really, Really Out — Is Still Our Most Powerful Tool

Abe Rybeck

Making space for LGBT people to simultaneously embrace their race, class, and culture might not be lucrative — but experience shows it makes positive change, says one Boston queer theater veteran.

Who Came Out in 2014?
October 10 2014 3:00 AM ET

Who Came Out in 2014?

Daniel Reynolds

Take a look back at the notable LGBTs who came out of the closet this year.

#TBT: They Died in the Closet
October 09 2014 2:00 PM ET

They Died in the Closet

Advocate.com Editors

The stories of these closeted notables range from bittersweet to tragic, and some are just plain outrageous. Times have changed, we can agree, heading into National Coming Out Day on Saturday.

Rock Legend Introduces Classic Gay Star to New Generation
October 09 2014 5:15 AM ET

Rock Legend Wants New Generation to Know Gay Classic

Trudy Ring

Stewart Copeland's score brings new life to the silent film Ben-Hur and new audiences to gay star Ramon Novarro.

PHOTOS: Go Behind the Scenes With Trans Web Series 'Brothers'
October 09 2014 5:02 AM ET

PHOTOS: Go Behind the Scenes With Trans Brothers

Mitch Kellaway

Finished binge-watching Transparent? Seen OITNB too many times to count? Thankfully, more trans stories are hitting the small screen with a new Web series coming soon to a computer near you.

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