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Read the latest news and reviews in The Advocate's gay art section. Enjoy exclusive previews of gay art openings, galleries, and shows that include exciting work from established and emerging LGBT artists. Portraits, photographs, pastels, oils, sculptures, statues, landscapes, and more are featured in the art section, which shows the latest creative contributions of the gay community. From nudes, to sketches, to photojournalism, The Advocate brings readers a virtual exhibition of surrealist, modernist, realist, and classical art that appeals to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and beyond.

A GOP school board member tried to ban a student's art for being 'offensive' to Christians

Conservative Timothy Simmons tried (and failed) to get his Virginia district to turn on a queer student's moving art piece about religious trauma.

12 photos exploring the lives of Thailand’s transgender community

Photographer Elizabeth Waterman captures the country's historical turning point through a series of compelling photographs showcasing the lives of these trans women entertainers.

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Gay photographer who captured epic 2017 eclipse image will take to the sky to outdo himself Monday

Jon Carmichael told The Advocate about his famous image and how he plans to outdo it with a flight on David Copperfield’s private jet.

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Visit Casa Susanna, a secret house of trans women in the 1960s

A house in the Catskill Mountains once served as a refuge of joy and liberation. Now, a new book brings Casa Susanna back to life.

Scarlet fever: exploring our fascination, revulsion with blood

A new art exhibit examines long-held fears of violence, illness, and even menstruation.

Green Day slams 'MAGA agenda,' Republicans shocked to learn 'American Idiot' is political

But why aren't they raging for the machine?

Miami Beach Celebrates the City's Drag Scene with New Street Art

Across the U.S., where at least a dozen states have attempted to pass anti-drag laws, including in Florida, drag remains a central topic in a larger culture war targeting LGBTQ+ rights.

6 Historic and Steamy Bob Mizer Photos From Physique Pictorial Exhibition

An exhibition in San Francisco shows the work of the famous photographer Bob Mizer, who was known for his homoerotic art.

Remembering the Height of AIDS Through a Young Person's Eyes in New Art Exhibit

Julien Tomasello's "The Secrets of Summer" is on view at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's Strut center.

Art Exhibit Explores Code-Switching Through a Queer Modern Lens

Artist Don Hershman’s latest work examines the connection many share by using code-switching as a means of survival.

Queer Art Celebrates NYC Pride With Body Hack Extravaganza

The event also serves as a fundraiser for trans rights groups.

17 Photos of the Trans Experience by Mariette Pathy Allen

The lauded photographer will have a special Pride exhibition at Culture Lab LIC in New York until the end of July.

15 Sensual and Intimate Paintings of Male Relationships by Dani Torrent

The physicality of bodies has been a focus since his very first showings, Torrent says.

11 Homoerotic Ads, Covers From 20th Century Gay Artist J.C. Leyendecker

Leyendecker's queer aesthetic pre-dated both Norman Rockwell and Tom of Finland and helped shape modern America.

12 Photos Celebrating the Earth and the Male Form by Steven Menendez

The images are part of his "Earth Worship" series of portraits and landscapes.

Michelangelo's 'David' May Have Led to Florida Principal's Ouster

Hope Carrasquilla was forced to resign from a charter school after giving an art lesson that included the famous nude statue.

24 Photos of The Center Honoring HIV Awareness & NYC's Ballroom Scene

"Reflection, Celebration, Rejuvenation" was the theme for a World AIDS Day ball hosted by The Center in New York.

Queer and Disabled Lives Beautifully Intersected

This challenging exhibit explores a community often ignored in modern society.