The GLAAD Wrap: Sia releases new single, Jane Lynch to make concert debut, and more!

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) The Jurasic Park franchise is making a comeback with a fourth film titled Jurasic World, and out actor B.D. Wong is set to reprise his role as Dr. Henry Wu. The only character returning from the original film, Dr. Wu played a small part in Jurasic Park but will reportedly have a larger role in this installment, which is set to open on June 12, 2015. Wong has been an openly gay working actor in Hollywood for many years, and received the Davidson/Valenti Award at the 14th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for his ongoing advocacy.

 

2) Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano is coming to a theater near you. The concert, filmed at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, features all of Elton John's biggest hits and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Catch it in theaters for one day only on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

3) Here TV's first original sitcom, From Here On OUT, premieres this Friday, March 28. It was created and written by Terry Ray, who also stars. He is joined by Emmy Award winner Juliette Mills, Suzanne Whang, T.J. Hoban, and Andrian Gonzalez. The comedy goes behind-the-scenes of the creation of an imaginary Here TV show and follows the adventures of its creator, its cast, and the family they form with their friends.

4) Out musician Sia released a new single this week. Chandelier is the newest from the award winning musician. In addition to writing her own music, Sia has written music for multiple stars, including Kylie Minogue, Beyoncé, and Angel Haze. Sia's new album is due out this summer, but you can buy Chandelier here right now, and hear the song below.

5) Jane Lynch is making her solo concert debut this summer in New York. She will perform on July 18 and 19 at the supper club 54 Below. Lynch is a theater veteran and made her Broadway debut last year in Annie. For more information and tickets, click here.

 

 

 

 

6) This year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which is taking place in London over the next two weeks, includes two films focused on LGBT equality. Born This Way focuses on LGBT people in Cameroon, and My Child focuses on parents of LGBT children in Turkey.

7) Following her performance as a lesbian planning to marry her girlfriend in the GLAAD Media Award-nominated episode "Bride and Prejudice" from The Soul Man, Paula Jai Parker directed and starred in an episode of the web series Front Seat Chronicles. The episode "See You in Court" tells the story of a mother, played by Parker, dealing with her ex-boyfriend trying to take custody of their child away from her and her soon-to-be wife.

 

 

 

 

 

8) Out actor Chris Colfer is set to write an episode of Glee later this season. Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on the show, is an established writer, having written the 2012 film Struck by Lightning and the Land of Stories children's book series.

9) Jenny's Wedding needs your help! This romantic movie stars Katherine Heigl as a woman who must finally come out to her family when she and her partner (Alexis Bledel) decide to get married. Money donated will be used for licensing well-known songs and better positioning the film for wide release. Part of all donations over $15 will go to the Cleveland chapter of PFLAG. To learn more and to donate, click here.

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.