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.

A member of the Compton, Calif., school board may be recalled from his seat after using a gay slur to describe slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

In May, Skyy Fisher took a 60-day leave of absence after he said several disparaging things on a podcast, including calling Martin, an unarmed teenager killed earlier this year, a gay slur. He also ridiculed a father whose daughter was raped.

August 14 2012 1:49 PM

The actor was best-known as loudmouthed Horshack on the '70s hit sitcom, and he is survived by his partner of 41 years.

August 14 2012 1:17 PM

Transgender contestant Luke Anderson won the 13th season of Big Brother U.K.

According to
, Anderson did not seem to believe he would win the contest against Adam Kelly. Upon winning, Anderson was joined on stage by his wife Becky. 

Anderson, 31, said "It's great to feel accepted." He added, "I don't think it's sunk in yet. A big part of it was about acceptance. All my life I've been an outsider. Thank you so much."

August 14 2012 12:14 PM

The bears receive word that J Cub's death has been ruled a homicide, while Hot Toddy shows up and asks Nelson out on a real date.

August 14 2012 11:28 AM

Wendi McLendon-Covey, best-known for her work in last year's massive hit Bridesmaids, will guest star on ABC's Modern Family as half of a lesbian couple.

August 14 2012 11:08 AM

Sean Hayes just nabbed an arc on the second season of NBC's Smash, where he'll appear alongside his former Will and Grace co-star, Debra Messing.

The Emmy-winning Hayes will play Terrence Falls, a comedic TV and film star making his Broadway debut. Smash centers around the production of a fictional Broadway show. Messing portrays a lyricist and writer, who helped create a musical based on Marilyn Monroe's life.

August 13 2012 8:22 PM