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.

Zac Efron makes his squeaky clean High School Musical days a dim memory with his brave performance for director Lee Daniels in The Paperboy, which also features memorable work from Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey.

August 01 2012 4:41 PM

Regina Hawkins-Balducci fought to have her spouse’s name added to the lease for their rent-stabilized apartment in Harlem.

August 01 2012 4:03 PM

The morning after a raucous birthday bash one lucky bear finds a hot cub in his bed before discovering a dead man in his bathtub, in the new webseries Where the Bears Are.

The comic mystery is described as a cross between The Golden Girls and Murder, She Wrote and was created by veteran comic actors Ben Zook, Rick Copp, and Joe Dietl, who portray Nelson Dorkoff, Reggie Hatch, and Wood Burns, respectively. Upcoming episodes will feature cameos from a variety of LGBT faves such as Jackie Beat, Margaret Cho, Bruce Daniels, and Tuc Watkins.

August 01 2012 3:15 PM

Dustin Steele, a queer activist with the environmental group RAMPS (Radical Action for Mountain Peoples' Survival) was arrested by West Virginia state police on July 28 along with what activist Jamie Phillips says were 19 other peaceful protesters who were there to argue against the Hobet strip mining site in Lincoln County, West Virginia. The activists say that Mountaintop Removal (MTR) coal mining is hazardous to the health of all those who drink water polluted by the process, as well as destructive of the health of workers and the actual area physically destroyed. 

August 01 2012 2:42 PM

WATCH: Colonel Sanders Says KFC Loves Gay People

August 01 2012 1:21 PM

The Advocate's cover story for October 31, 1995

August 01 2012 1:16 PM

Gore Vidal, the author and playwright who was considered one of the intellectual giants of the second half of the 20th century, has died at 86.

August 01 2012 11:09 AM

The king of dancehall music is sorry for his past homophobic lyrics and says his view on LGBT equality has evolved.

August 01 2012 5:00 AM