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.

The top 10 entertainment highlights on our gaydar this week: Chloë Sevigny’s a transgender assassin, Matt Bomer goes on the lam in paradise, the curtain is raised on the world's leading gay filmfest, and more.

July 06 2012 4:41 PM

Ostracism by colleagues at the Christian school caused the teacher anxiety and depression, and then the school failed to renew her contract, she says in a lawsuit.

July 06 2012 3:58 PM

Steven Nakisher and his husband Shane Talbott just got richer, thanks to ABC's hit reality series.

July 06 2012 1:07 PM

An endocrinologist has recommended full gender reassignment surgery for a Virginia inmate seeking a state-funded transition from male to female.

Christina Gherghe, MD, of the University of Virginia suggested this week that prison doctors perform a orchiectomy — the surgical removal of the testicles — for Ophelia De'Lonta. Gherghe was hired by the state to provide a recommendation in De'Lonta's case.

July 05 2012 7:25 PM


A petition drive from the so-called One Million Moms has one mom crying foul after she attempted to use the antigay website to send Kraft/Nabisco a positive, pro-gay message.

July 05 2012 3:26 PM

New York is famous for its literary movements. There was Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table, the Harlem Renaissance, the Beats, and so on. The dawn of the 21st century was rife with doom and gloom about the end of the publishing industry (and, if it was to be believed, the closing of LGBT bookstores heralded the death knell of gay literature). Yet, as in any other counterrevolution, the Facebook generation has produced a number of unlikely breakout stars, including author Justin Luke Zirilli.

July 05 2012 3:24 PM

More than half of British LGBT secondary school students report experiencing homophobic bullying, about the same as reported in a similar survey of American LGBT students.

The University of Cambridge's Stonewall School Report shows the amount of children reporting homophobic bullying has dropped 10 percentage points, to 55%, since 2007. Fifty-three percent of the 1,614 gay youth surveyed said they have been verbally harassed at school, and 16% say they have been physically assaulted.

July 05 2012 2:38 PM