The GLAAD Wrap: Gun Hill Road Opens and a New MTV Video Music Awards Category
Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.
1) Opening today is Gun Hill Road, the story of a father (Esai Morales) who returns home to the Bronx following a three-year stay in prison. He comes back to his wife (Judy Reyes), who has distanced herself from the marriage, and his teenage daughter Vanessa (Harmony Santana), who came out as transgender and began her transition while he was away.
2) Tune in on August 9 at 10:00 p.m. as Versus premieres OUT: The Glenn Burke Story, a documentary produced by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area about the first openly gay Major League Baseball player, finding acceptance from his team's management and his struggle with HIV/AIDS.
3) Next Wednesday marks the release of Archie’s Kevin Keller #2. In "The Write Stuff" Kevin plans a birthday party for his dad with Veronica's help. And while they flip through photos and stories about Kevin's past, he comes to realize how much Riverdale feels like home.
4) GLAAD honoree and Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt is working with Sean Hayes to develop a new comedy starring the out actor. While not much is known about the project, Greenblatt is responsible for many shows featuring quality LGBT characters on Showtime, and we're hoping this project will be no exception.
6) MTV has announced a new category for the 2011 Video Music Awards. The Best Video With A Message category highlights videos with strong advocacy messages. Among the nominees are P!nk's "F*****g Perfect, " Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," Katy Perry's "Firework," Raise Against's "Make it Stop (September Children)" and Taylor Swift's "Mean." You can vote for your favorite here.