More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
The GLAAD Wrap: We Were Here, New Diamond Rings, and Cheyenne Gets Married
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) This week's can't miss LGBT film release is definitely We Were Here, a powerful documentary about the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. This deeply moving film interweaves interviews with the stories of five people who found themselves at the forefront of the crisis thirty years ago, and provides an intimate look at the fear, emotional devastation and collective determination that manifested in the virus' wake. The documentary opens in NY today and in LA next weekend.
2) Before she dons a Dragon Tattoo in December, you can first catch Rooney Mara in the boarding school drama Tanner Hall. Among the group of friends the film focuses on is Lucasta (Amy Ferguson), a tomboy who starts developing feelings for a fellow classmate. Check out the film's enigmatic trailer below:
3) Those in central California unable to make it to Frameline or Outfest this year should head over to Reel Pride next week; it’s Fresno's own LGBT film festival. Running September 14 - 18, the fest will offer some great selections including the aforementioned We Were Here, Leave it on the Floor, Circumstance, and Gun Hill Road.
5) A big congratulations to actor Cheyenne Jackson, who wed longtime partner Monte Lapka in New York last weekend. The Broadway and 30 Rock star tweeted "Married the best man I've ever known," along with a photo of the happy couple on the beach following their Hamptons ceremony.