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.

According to past contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race, season 2 competitor Sahara Davenport has died, making him the show's first star to sashay away into heaven.

October 02 2012 12:02 PM

A new biography claims Barbra Streisand walked in on her first love in bed with another man.

In Hello Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand, author William Mann says Streisand was shattered after discovering bisexual boyfriend Barré Dennen having sex with a man. Streisand was only a teenager when the incident occurred and Dennen was Streisand's first love, according to Mann. Read more here.

October 01 2012 7:34 PM

See Barbra live in concert!

October 01 2012 6:34 PM

Family Guy, Cleveland Show, and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th annual Oscar ceremony in February.

Gay producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said they were “thrilled to have MacFarlane host the Oscars. His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh.”

October 01 2012 2:00 PM

In this exclusive first look at part of a new documentary on Tyra Sanchez, a winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, learn the real story of a struggle to become a good father.

October 01 2012 4:00 AM

Several Occupy D.C. protesters made Bank of America locations all across the District their targets this weekend, demonstrating against the foreclosure of Rev. Robert Michael Vanzant's home in Fort Totten.

Vanzant, a supportive LGBT ally, is credited as being the pastor of the first church in Washington, D.C., to specifically serve LGBT people of color. According to NBC Washington, he suffered a mild stroke in 2008, which forced him to stop working full time. He is now the leader of the ministry team for Faith Temple. 
According to demonstrators, Vanzant faces imminent eviction after the bank ignored his requests to modify his mortgage payments. 
“I’ve spent my entire life serving God and my community,” Rev. Vanzant said in a petition to Bank of America. “When I became disabled and my income dropped, I reached out and asked for a modification so that I could continue to pay my mortgage. You denied my request and set me up for foreclosure and eviction.”
Photos from the protest are available on the following pages, and a video wrap-up of Saturday's events is below. 
2:22 PM

A spectacular collection of seven star-studded short films from ShortsHD, 'Stars in Shorts' opens in theaters nationwide today.

September 28 2012 8:06 PM