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: Travis Wall has All the Right Moves and Missy Higgins Says Hello
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) Oxygen’s new reality show, All the Right Moves, follows dancer/choreographer Travis Wall and his friends as they start their own dance company in Los Angeles. Travis Wall was the runner-up on Fox’s second season of So You Think You Can Dance and is now featured as a regular choreographer on the show. All the Right Moves features a few SYTYCD alumni as members of the budding dance company, including season 8 winner, Melanie Moore. The show officially premieres on July 31st, but you can preview all the dancing and drama of the first episode now by clicking here!
2) Gone, the documentary about the disappearance of Aeryn Gillern is now available on DVD. The film follows Aeryn’s mother, Kathy, a veteran police officer from New York who goes on a quest to find answers about her son’s disappearance. Aeryn went missing on October 31, 2007 in Vienna, Austria while working as a researcher at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. With little answers from police and an investigation filled with inconsistencies, Kathy sets on her own journey to learn the truth about her son while facing threats and intimidation from law enforcement.
3) Denver’s 4th Annual Cinema Q Film Festival kicked off last night and runs through Sunday. The fest features screenings of 14 films, including powerful documentaries as Vito, about the pivotal LGBT activist and author of The Celluloid Closet, Vito Russo as well as Trans, which is an “up-close and very personal journey into the transgender world.” The fest also includes the cheeky comedy Gayby and the critically acclaimed Cloudburst, which features Oscar-winning actresses Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as an aging couple who escape from their nursing home to embark on a quest to be legally married. Click here for the full program and tickets.
4) Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins released The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, her third album, this week. The bisexual pop singer will soon be touring in North America. Head to her website to find out if she is playing near you and listen to her single ‘Hello Hello’ below.
5) Drag Dad is a new indie documentary project that follows six-year-old Jeremiah and his father James William Ross, better known as Tyra Sanchez, the 2010 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The film explores the balance between James’ life as a father and his time as Tyra. Drag Dad is hoping for funding help to cover the costs of production, editing and distribution. Visit the kickstarter page for more information and watch the trailer below.