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 behind-the-scenes look at the world's most famous film festival from a Queer Palm juror.

May 30 2012 12:20 AM

Virginia governor Bob McDonnell said that he has never opposed allowing gay judges on the bench, despite his state's recent conflicts with Tracy Thorne-Begland, a judicial nominee who was rejected seemingly for being openly gay.

Earlier this month, McDonnell said that judicial nominees should not be disqualified based on sexual orientation. He reiterated his stance on WTOP News Tuesday.

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Singer and Vampire Diaries actress Kat Graham dedicated her performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday to Jennifer Tyrrell, the lesbian mother who was pushed out of her position as a Boy Scout den leader because of her sexual orientation.

Graham, wearing a modified Boy Scout uniform with a big rainbow patch, started her performance by saying, "In my scout troop, everyone's welcome!"

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Two Jewish lesbian authors, Fay Jacobs and Rabbi Andrea Myers, are known for using wit and wisdom in their memoir writing, and both have just recently been named to the American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow List. After receiving a degree in neuroscience from Brandeis University, Andrea Myers studied for two years in Jerusalem, and was ordained at the Academy for Jewish Religion, an interdenominational seminary in New York City, where she later joined the faculty and administration and served

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Canadian actress Suzanne Clément won Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the film Laurence Anyways.

The film, by 23-year-old director Xavier Dolan of Quebec, is a drama set in the '90s about Laurence (played by Melvil Poupaud) trying to salvage his relationship with his fiancée, played by Clément, after revealing that he is interested in transitioning to physically become a woman.

2:23 PM

The versatile young actor tells The Advocate about his return to the supernatural genre, what drew him to play Allen Ginsberg, and why he’s tirelessly committed to the Trevor Project.

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"Key to Your Soul," a new Del Shores-directed music video from John LePage and Debby Holiday depicts a young gay boy who finds hope and love after being bullied.

The antibullying message in the song and video is a personal one for both Holiday and Shores. "The honor of being able to do what I love, get people on the dance floor, and share the message of unity and strength is as good as it gets for me," Holidays says in a statement. 

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