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: Jane Lynch's Happy Accidents and Emmys, and Kevin Kellar's Wedding Bells
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) Out in New York and Los Angeles theaters today is Tom Tykwer's latest film, 3. On the eve of their 20th anniversary, Simon and Hanna, a loving straight couple, becomes restless. Unknown to one another, they both meet Adam and fall in love with him.
2) Also out this week in New York and LA is the Norwegian film Happy Happy. Trapped in an unhappy marriage (the trailer reveals why), Kaja’s life is changed forever after new neighbors who appear to have the perfect family move in.
3) On the day the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” repeal will be complete, HBO is airing The Strange History of Don't Ask Don't Tell, a historical look at the law that prevented gay and lesbian soldiers from serving openly in the U.S. military. Catch the documentary as it airs on September 20 at midnight and 8:00pm EST.
4) Jane Lynch has a busy week ahead of her. Jane and her wife of two years, Lara Embry, have put the obstacles and opportunities that have led to the actress’ successful career and fulfilling personal life on paper to create her new memoir Happy Accidents. Run to your local bookstore on Tuesday and find out how Lynch got her breakout role in Best in Show, how she became the head of the Cheerios on Glee and how her involvement in the LGBT movement led to meeting her wife. And in the meantime, you can catch Jane as host of the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night on Fox. If the below promo is any indication, she also has a great sense of humor when it comes to comparisons to a certain other blonde lesbian comedian. Check out GLAAD's guide to LGBT nominees for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards airing Sunday, September 18.
5) News broke this week that Kevin Keller is getting married. Life with Archie follows Riverdale High’s students a few years in the future, and issue #16 (out next January) readers will see Kevin coming home a war hero and taking a walk down the aisle.
6) Gone is a project trying to get off the ground through Kickstarter. This short film tells the story of Pen, who dated Jimmy until Jimmy came out and starting dating Marcus. While Pen had difficulties accepting the breakup, she is now grieving Jimmy's death. With the help of Marcus, she finds closure. Head to the project’s page to learn more about Gone.
7) Another truly exciting new film project in the works is Breaking Through, a documentary by Cindy Abel about openly LGBT elected officials in America. In many cases, these individuals faced down smear campaigns, personal attacks, and even physical threats simply to be allowed to serve their communities in public office, and the film seeks to amplify their stories. People interested in learning more or making a donation should visit the film’s website here, and check out the early trailer below. You can also catch a longer preview of the film if you happen to be at Atlanta’s OUT on Film festival (in the shorts program) on October 6, Harvard’s QSA Coming Out Day Festival on October 11, or the 2011 Out and Equal Workplace Summit on October 25.
This month the United States Supreme Court will issue decisions on two cases critical to marriage equality. GLAAD is working with media outlets and couples around the country to push for marriage. Follow GLAAD for up to date news about the Supreme Court's decision at www.glaad.org/marriage