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) BET Networks has launched Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church, an original documentary about homophobia in the black church. BET.com's Clay Cane travels to Atlanta, Georgia to explore how church and LGBT culture cross paths in the black community. The documentary is now available exclusively on the BET NOW app. Check out a sneak peek below!
2) In television news, out actor B.D. Wong is joining Gotham as a young Dr. Hugo Strange and Rosie O'Donnell will guest star on Mom as the ex-girlfriend of Allison Janney's character Bonnie. LGBT-inclusive drama The Walking Dead has been renewed for a seventh season, set to air next October. The aftershow Talking Dead will return as well.
3) Tig Notaro's Amazon pilot, One Mississippi, is now available to watch for free. Viewers can watch and then vote on which pilots they feel Amazon should pick up for full seasons. Written by Notaro and Diablo Cody, the show is loosely based on Tig's life and follows her character trying to deal with her mother's death and her own health problems. Check out One Mississippi on Amazon now.
4) Sam Smith has debuted a new song, "Drowning Shadows." The out Grammy winner says it's "the saddest song I've ever written." The song is part of In The Lonely Hour: Drowning Shadows Edition, a re-release of his first album. You can listen to "Drowning Shadows" below.
5) Bisexual singer Sia has announced her seventh album, entitled This Is Acting, will be out on January 29, 2016. To follow up her news, Sia released a surprise new song, "Bird Set Free" and a video for her single "Alive." Check it out below.
6) Seth Bogart, also known as the lead singer of punk band Hunx and His Punx, has released the first single off his new solo album, which is thought to be scheduled for release early next year. The song, "Eating Makeup," is a collaboration with Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre). Listen below!
7) San Diego musicians and couple Danielle LoPresti and Alicia Champion released a new video for their rendition of Christmas favorite "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." The video stars LoPresti and Champion with their real-life four year old son, Xander Lucian. Watch it below!
8) The documentary In the night I remember your name has launched an Indiegogo campaign to cover post-production costs. The film tells the story of producer Vicki Speegle's mom, a gay activist and pastor, and her battle with Alzheimer's disease. You can find out more at the Indiegogo page.