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.

Music superstar Adam Lambert says he was inspired to write "Outlaws of Love," one of standout tracks on his new album, Trespassing, by the struggle for marriage equality. 

May 10 2012 10:56 AM

The here! TV documentary 30 Years From Here, a New York-centric look at three decades of the AIDS epidemic, has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Special Class Special.

May 09 2012 7:56 PM


Following ABC's interview this morning with President Obama, during which he made an historic announcement that he supports marriage equality, out entertainers such as Ricky Martin, Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris were quick to commend the president's show of support. Many straight celebrities, including music mogul Russell Simmons and singer Josh Groban, also used their Twitter accounts to express their enthusiasm. 

May 09 2012 5:35 PM

Mass Effect, the wildly popular series of sci-fi action role playing video games from BioWare, has had the option of having same-sex romances in the past, but according to BioWare writer Patrick Weekes, Mass Effect 3 characters Samatha Traynor and Steve Cortez “represent the first time BioWare has written full romances that are exclusively for same-sex characters.”

Weekes and Dusty Everman, who wrote these relationships, talked about the experience on the BioWare blog

May 09 2012 2:00 PM

Students at American University got a big surprise when the most recent student body president stepped down from the position last week. Students had elected Tim McBride to serve last year, without realizing that McBride identifies as a woman. She came out as transgender publicly after serving her time as student body president. 

May 09 2012 1:24 PM