Friday , September 22 2017
Home > David Artavia

David Artavia

Kathy Najimy Finally Gets Her Due

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Actress Kathy Najimy has never been one to stay silent. Known for Sister Act, Hocus Pocus, Veep, and an off-Broadway show with Mo Gaffney, Najimy also has a long history of advocacy; something not always popular in Hollywood. “People say, ‘Aren’t you afraid being so …

Read More »

6 Politically-Minded Plays and Musicals Not to Miss

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. In today’s political climate, it’s important for artists to emerge and express the world we live in, no matter how uncomfortable it may be. The whole point of art is to hold a mirror onto nature, to show the experiences of humanity at …

Read More »

The Walking Dead's Daniel Newman Is the Change Hollywood Needs

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. When Daniel Newman first appeared on AMC’s The Walking Dead, viewers grew transfixed by his brooding gaze and dazzling red hair. His roles in The Vampire Diaries, Homeland, and Sex and the City made us believe he was another straight cisgender male rising …

Read More »

'Check It' Follows a Washington, D.C., Gang Full of LGBT Members

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Check It, the festival-fave documentary about a gang of LGBT youth of color in Washington, D.C., is coming to a video platform near you. The film tells the story of a group of young LGBT people, mostly African-American, who responded to bullying by …

Read More »

Trans Trailblazer Aleshia Brevard Dead at 79

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. A transgender trailblazer has died. Aleshia Brevard was one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery in the United States, though the wider world never knew till she published her memoir The Woman I Was Not Born To Be: A Transexual Journey. …

Read More »

How to Disclose Your HIV Status on a First Date

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. I spend most of every first date contemplating whether he’s worth a second one. Am I having fun yet? Do I care to hear these stories again? What did he say his job was? Usually it ends with a pat or a hug …

Read More »

Bi Daughter of Evangelist Finds Her Truth

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Brandi Burgess grew up in Alabama, the daughter of renowned evangelical radio talk show host Rick Burgess of the Rick & Bubba Show. When Burgess came out as bisexual earlier this year in an op-ed for AL.com, she found herself in the middle …

Read More »

Was This Historic Gay Bar the Victim of Arson?

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. It’s been less than a decade since police raided the Rainbow Lounge in Fort Worth, Texas, resulting in multiple arrests and several injuries. The 2009 incident galvanized activism in the city, which led to it becoming a leader in LGBT equality across the …

Read More »

Cory Wade: How to Become Your Own Brand

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Being an artist requires you to have a vision. Sure, you need talent, but in order to achieve that vision, you really need courage. Fortunately, Cory Wade has vision and courage in spades. Still, his journey to the top has been anything but …

Read More »

How Fitness Changed His Life

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. Kevin Carnell is more than just an Instagram star (with nearly 80,000 followers). The 25-year old is also an activist — seen biking at the 2015 and 2016 AIDS/LifeCycle wearing only a small, tight Speedo and a smile. Carnell ended up raising $10,000 …

Read More »