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: Bully Movie Opens, Matt Bomer On Glee, And Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Announced
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) Bully, the much talked about documentary that chronicles the harsh realities of bullying in schools, opens today in New York and Los Angeles. New York residents can see the unrated film at AMC Lincoln Square and the Angelika and Los Angeles screenings will be at the Hollywood Arclight, the Landmark and AMC Century City. The film is expected to begin rolling out to more theatres starting next weekend. Watch a series of anti-bullying PSAs from GLAAD and The Weinstein Company here and learn more about seeing the film here. Check thebullyproject.com for more information on screenings and watch the trailer below.
2) Matt Bomer will star in Glee’s April 10 spring return “Big Brother,” as Cooper Anderson, the older brother of fan favorite Blaine. Cooper returns to Lima and uses his status as a local celebrity to help the New Directions towards their dreams of stardom. Bomer describes the brother’s bond as “complicated and complex,” but still “a loving relationship.” Check out a sneak peek below.
3) Actress Kristen Bell teamed up with the Human Rights Campaign to release a PSA for the Americans for Marriage Equality initiative. Watch Bell's PSA below and visit the HRC website to join the national conversation.
4) The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the nominees for the Lambda Literary Awards. The “Lammys,” now in their twenty-fourth year, celebrate LGBT writing in books published in the previous calendar year. This year’s 119 finalists were chosen from a record breaking number of nominations with more than 600 titles from about 250 publishers. Winners will be announced at the New York ceremony on June 4.
5) Let Your Light Shine, a documentary about religion-based LGBT prejudice, is looking for funding help on Kickstarter to continue filming and editing. The film probes the cross section of evangelical Christianity and the gay rights movement. LGBT alumni from Wheaton College, the “Harvard of Christian colleges,” are interviewed about their activism work as the group One Wheaton. The filmmakers further intend to interview prominent scholars of religious history and historians of the gay civil rights movement to learn how these stories intersect. Visit their Kickstarter page to donate and watch the trailer below.