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Gay people were made for the theater, and gay theater is consumed by the entire world. There’s nothing in the world quite like live theater. It’s flashy, it's in your face and it’s brought to you by the hard work and devotion of hundreds of LGBTQ people. For many LGBTQ people, the theater is where they feel most at home — the sets, the costumes, the egos. No one can deny how influential gay theater fans have been when it comes to this industry, both behind the curtain and sitting in front of it. And, of course, many of the most well-known musicals and stage productionsCabaret, La Cage aux Folles and Hairspray come to mind — were some of the first big-ticket entertainment options to portray members of the LGBTQ community. Theater comes in many different shapes and colors. Whether it’s on Broadway, the West End or on a small stage in your town, our coverage here is crafted with gay theater fans in mind.
Theater
Laugh Your Trump-Focused Fears Away with the 7 Funniest Gay Comedians Ever

Has the news got you so worried you can barely think straight? Take a break from Trump with these seven brilliant LGBTQ comedians

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Theater
Actress Fired From UK’s ‘The Color Purple’ After 5-Year-Old Anti-Gay Tweets Come to Light

Oluwaseyi Omooba was fired after a five-year-old anti-gay tweet was brought to light

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Editors' Picks
The ‘James Dean of Ballet’ Was Dropped From ‘Swan Lake’ for a Homophobic Instagram Post

The Ukrainian ballet dancer posted a sexist, anti-LGBTQ rant, and thereafter had his Paris invite rescinded

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Celebrities
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Calvin Klein, Courtesy of the Hilarious Guy Who Parodies Him

Hot on the heels of his show making its way from NYC to L.A., Ryan Raftery enlightens us as to some little-known facts

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Editors' Picks
Vampire Series ‘True Blood’ Is Becoming a Musical, With Heavy Queer Undertones, Natch

Creator of the HBO series Alan Ball recently spoke out about the upcoming musical, which he says is “pretty good”

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Theater
Watch This Star of Broadway’s ‘Frozen’ Rip a Trump Flag Away From an Audience Member

At last night’s performance of Frozen on Broadway, a Trump supporter tried to block the curtain call with a massive Trump flag. But Timothy Hughes wasn’t having it — he ripped it out of the guy’s hands and threw it off stage. Hughes later went on Instagram to further call him[…]

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Entertainment
The Upcoming ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Musical Might Not Have Aged Well for the #MeToo and Trans Era

Is ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ transphobic? It’s an important question seeing as a ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ musical, based on the 1993 comedy, will soon be hitting Broadway

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Celebrities
Anderson Cooper and Well-Known Gay Actors Will Participate in a Play About Matthew Shepard

The Laramie Project, a 2000 play about the murder of Matthew Shepard, is getting a staged reading with big-name gay actors and queer allies

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Theater
Armie Hammer Defended Legendary Trans Activist Kate Bornstein From a Broadway Heckler

At last night’s performance of Broadway’s ‘Straight White Men,’ actress, author and trans activist Kate Bornstein was heckled

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Theater
We Literally Can’t Even With This Borderline Transphobic Review of Broadway’s ‘Head Over Heels’

The NYT’s transphobic review of ‘Head Over Heels’ by Ben Brantley is an embarassment, but Queer Twitter wasn’t having any of his misgendering nonsense

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