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.
READ: Poems From West Hollywood's First Poet Laureate, Steven Reigns
September 12 2014 7:00 AM ET

READ: Poems From WeHo's First Poet Laureate

Daniel Reynolds

The city commissioned Reigns to 'act as a champion for poetry, language, and the arts.'

What Makes a Film 'Gay'?
September 12 2014 4:00 AM ET

What Makes a Film 'Gay'?

Craig Johnson

The director of The Skeleton Twins makes a case for the place of gay films in the modern age.

#TBT: The Gay Jersey Boy
September 11 2014 4:47 PM ET

#TBT: The Gay Jersey Boy

Christopher Harrity

Bob Crewe was the gay mega-talent composer and producer behind the Four Seasons. We learned today that he died, and so we re-present this article highlighting much of his work.

Queer Game Convention Close to Funding Goal for Third Year
September 11 2014 2:25 PM ET

Queer Game Convention Close to Funding Goal for Third Year

Matt Baume

A queer game convention wants to return for a third year — but it needs help to reach fundraising goals.

September 11 2014 11:57 AM ET

Alaska, Courtney Act, Willam Belli Team Up With American Apparel

The drag queens are the faces of a limited series of concert tees

September 11 2014 11:54 AM ET

Bill Hader on Sibling Drama in The Skeleton Twins and Life After Stefon

He's starring in queer filmmaker Craig Johnson’s new indie dramedy opposite Kristen Wiig this month

Amazon's 'Transparent' is Great Television in Transition
September 11 2014 11:00 AM ET

Amazon's Transparent Is Great Television in Transition

Diane Anderson-Minshall

It’s wonderful to watch Jeffrey Tambor explore his female side and creator Jill Soloway plot television revolution, but for many viewers, Transparent will just be a damn good, dark family comedy

#TBT: 12 Flaming Film Performances
September 11 2014 8:30 AM ET

#TBT: 12 Flaming Film Performances

Christopher Harrity

Call the PC Police, because we have a list of the 12 most prancing, mincing, nelly, campy, and stereotypically flaming film performances of all time for this Throwback Thursday.

'Bent', About Gays in Nazi Germany, to Get Major L.A. Staging
September 11 2014 8:00 AM ET

Bent, About Gays in Nazi Germany, to Get Major L.A. Staging

Brandon Voss

The Mark Taper Forum's 2015 season will include Martin Sherman's groundbreaking 1979 drama, as well as a newer gay-inclusive play by Paul Oakley Stovall.

Gallery of Geek: Paige Braddock
September 11 2014 7:00 AM ET

Gallery of Geek: Paige Braddock

Brian Andersen

From humorous comic strips and sexy lesbian images to graphic novels and superhero pin-ups, cartoonist Paige Braddock creates art that speaks volumes.

WATCH: TransTech Offers Employment Solutions for Aspiring Transgender Coders
September 11 2014 6:07 AM ET

WATCH: TransTech Offers Solutions for Aspiring Trans Coders

Mitch Kellaway

'It is my mission to make TransTech the Apple of the nonprofit industry,' says Angelica Ross, transgender entrepreneur and founder of the new job-training nonprofit.

PHOTOS: Historic, Histrionic Sisters
September 10 2014 8:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Historic, Histrionic Sisters

Christopher Harrity

Greg Day and Mark Harvey show the theatrical, ecclesiastical side of activism with their historic images of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in a new exhibit.

Holy Diversity, Batman!
September 10 2014 6:00 AM ET

Holy Diversity, Batman!

Jase Peeples

Women, queer characters, and people of color in positions of power shine brighter than the Bat-Signal in Fox’s latest comic-inspired TV series, Gotham.