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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On the heels of last year's successful crowdfunding campaign for I am Divine, award-winning director Jeffrey Schwarz's soon-to-be definitive biographical portrait of Harris Glenn Milstead, the drag artists who transformed himself from a bullied schoolyard fat kid to a larger than life personality and underdog royalty as his alter-ego Divine. Divine stood up for millions of gay men and women, female impersonators, punk rockers, the ample figured, and countless other socially ostracized people. While the campaign only raised $38,574 of Schwarz's $100,000 goal, IndieGoGo (unlike Kickstarter) offers a flexible funding campaign so he was able to use all that cash to start the doc. We decided to look at four other crowdfunded LGBT projects worthy of a gander.

October 14 2012 2:00 PM

In the third episode of Transfashionable (on The Stylish), host Jonny Makeup is joined by Willam Belli of RuPaul's Drag Race.The Stylish is a premium YouTube channel owned by Magical Elves, the producers behind Project Runway and Top Chef. Seen on last week's episode  of CSI (as a transgender woman killed in an eight-person massacre), Belli joins Transfashionable in the episode below to give punk girl Heather a major makeunder, while still staying true to her rock-and-roll roots.

October 14 2012 1:28 PM

Some stylish dudes, regardless of their orientations.

October 14 2012 1:10 PM

Is the star of the upcoming film The Canyons a Republican?

October 14 2012 12:55 PM

The White Collar star will make his second appearance on a Ryan Murphy series.

October 14 2012 12:41 PM

The heavily Mormon town plans to pass protections for LGBTs.

October 13 2012 1:30 PM

The Ellen Show gets dancer wet to fight cancer.

October 13 2012 12:31 PM

Harris Savides, the cinematographer who brough gay pioneer Harvey Milk's story to life, died Thursday, according to TheWrap.The 55-year-old shot six films with gay filmmaker Gus Van Sant, including Elephant, Gerry, and Milk, and he worked with Sofia Coppola, David Fincher, and Ridley Scott (among others).

October 13 2012 12:07 PM