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For years, the only time you could see LGBT people in film was either in broad comedy or melodramatic tragedies. Our repository of queer images trended toward the foppish best friend or the disease-stricken pariah. But with major LGBT films raking in awards in recent years—Brokeback Mountain, Moonlight, Call Me by Your Name—America has finally begun to recognize that the queer experience is just as rich a basis for cinematic experience as any other. Finally, we are in the golden age of queer film representation!

The English filmmaker brought positive queer depictions to cinema — and he helped establish Madonna as a bona fide actress.

July 31 2020 1:40 PM

The director of the documentary about the cult classic, Jeffrey McHale, told The Advocate that queer people saved Showgirls. 

July 20 2020 2:09 PM

Before the death of Matthew Shepard, the brutal killing of Gordon Church received minimal media attention — until now.  

July 17 2020 2:14 PM

Forty years after the film sent hearts racing, an avid gay fan reflects on its lifelong influence on him.

July 17 2020 10:00 AM

A Catholic high school girl grapples with guilt over self-pleasure until she meets a wise older lesbian.

July 16 2020 8:46 PM

However, transgender representation is absent and numbers for queer people of color are dropping.

July 16 2020 12:31 PM

The cast of Netflix's hit action flick chats with The Advocate via Zoom about the history repeating, and the film's central love story between men. 

July 15 2020 3:21 PM