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.

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November 12 2012 5:28 PM

Kevin Clash, the puppeteer and voice of Sesame Street's popular Elmo character, came out in a public statement but denied he had an inappropriate affair with a teenager.

In June a 23-year-old man told Clash's employer, Sesame Street Workshop, he and Clash engaged in a relationship when the man, whose name was not revealed, was 16. Clash claims the two were adults when their relationship became sexual.

November 12 2012 5:11 PM

Avant-garde film, art, and live performances come to Brooklyn this week at the 25th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival.

The event opens Monday night with You Can Have It All, a mash-up of films to give you a taste of what this festival is all about: a live performance with Jess Dobkin, and various animated and live-action shorts. The rest of the week is broken up with programming taking an artistic look at LGBTQ lives from all around the world.

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November 12 2012 3:30 PM

Anderson Cooper sure has gotten comfortable with being out: On Friday the CNN journalist laughed with David Letterman about "gaydar" and being "light in the loafers."

November 12 2012 2:48 PM
November 12 2012 2:47 PM