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: New Music Videos From Rufus Wainwright, the Scissor Sisters and Gossip, True Blood and Lost Girl Return
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) True Blood fans will be happy to know that the GLAAD Media Awards winning series has a premiere date for season 5. HBO announced this week the vampires, werewolves, witches and fairies drama will return on June 10 and while many of the gay, lesbian and bisexual characters did not survive the season finale, there’s still hope some of them will be seen beyond the grave. Many fans will also be thrilled by the return of Russell Edgington who is rumored to come back to resolve some unfinished business involving Bill and Eric. Watch the trailer for the new season below.
2) Fans of Lost Girl also have reason to celebrate. Syfy will air the series’ second season immediately following the first season which ends next week. While Bo finds more information about her origins as the first installment comes to an end, she will continue the quest of discovering her past during this new season. And as season 2 unfolds, fans will see more of the love triangle between Bo, Lauren and Dyson.
3) GLAAD Media Award winner Rufus Wainwright released the music video for new single “Out of the Game,” from his upcoming album of the same name. Helena Bonham Carter stars in the video as a straight-laced librarian driven into frenzy by Wainwright’s characters. Out of the Game hits stores on May 1 and check out the video below.
4) The Scissor Sisters, last year’s GLAAD Media Award winner in the Outstanding Music Artist category, debuted a new track this morning on BBC Radio 1 from their new album Magic Hour set to be released on May 28. Along with the debut of “Only the Horses” on radio, the band released a lyric video. Watch it below.
5) Gossip premiered their new music video for “Perfect World” this week. The single is the lead off A Joyful Noise which drops this May and is available now for Amazon preorder. Watch the video below and buy your copy of the single on iTunes.
6) “Our Alphabet,” a photography project that aims to tell the stories of LGBT individuals, is looking for funding help on kickstarter. The project, founded by University of the Arts student Tara Robertson, features over 70 black and white pictures of LGBT individuals and allies of all ages wearing white shirts with a message about their personal story or support for a loved one written across the chest. Robertson hopes the funding help will allow her to shoot in new cities soon, and fund a documentary as the project gains momentum. Watch the trailer below and head to the project's kickstarter page to find out more.