The GLAAD Wrap: ‘Transparent’ season 4 teaser trailer, new music from Scissor Sisters and MNDR, Beth Ditto, and more!

Every week, the GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBTQ-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend!

1) The Broadway Musical Falsettos will be coming to movie theaters nationwide next month beginning on July 12th. The musical is set at the inception of the AIDS epidemic in the United States and tells the story of how Marvin, a gay man, struggles to create a family comprised of himself, his boyfriend, his ex-wife, his adolescent son, his psychiatrist, and his lesbian neighbors.  Falsettos was recently revived in a 2016 production starring Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Brandon Uranowitz, and Stephanie J. Block. It was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

2) Out author and actor Chris Colfer is set to make his directorial debut in the film adaption of his best-selling fantasy series The Land of Stories. The film will be based on the first book in the series, The Wishing Spell, which tells the story of a pair of twins who are transported into a magic book following the death of their father and must battle dark forces in order to make it back home, encountering well-known fairy tale characters along the way. In addition to directing Colfer will also be writing the screenplay for the film, which will be produced by 20th Century Fox and 21 Laps.

3) Amazon released a new teaser trailer for the fourth season of award-winning series Transparent. The new season finds the Pfeffermans working to learn more about their family history and features Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) traveling to Israel to speak at a conference where she is later joined by the rest of the family. Transparent Season Four will premiere this fall on Amazon.

4) Two Golden Girls writers are working on a sitcom about four retirement-age gay men. Stan Zimmerman and James Berg, who also wrote for Roseanne and Gilmore Girls, have created a pilot for the new sitcom titled Silver Foxes. While there is no official word on casting, last year a table reading occurred at Zimmerman’s house that included George Takei, Leslie Jordan, Bruce Vilanch, Todd Sherry, and Cheri Oteri.  Silver Foxes is currently being pitched to networks and streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.

5) As part three of his "Chosen Family" series, Tyler Oakley released a video to commemorate and mourn the 49 lives lost last year during the Pulse Orlando shooting. The video, titled "Pulse Orlando Shooting: One Year Later", documents Oakley's trip to Orlando for the anniversary of the shooting to visit the community and speak with survivors.

6) Scissor Sisters and MNDR released a new single titled "SWERLK", a combination of the words twerk, twirl, werk, swerve, and swirl. The single was released in memory of the Pulse Orlando shooting. All proceeds from record sales and streaming royalties from the single will be donated directly to the Contigo Fund, which offers financial support to organizations that center LGBTQ and Latinx, immigrant, and people of color communities

7) Singer-songwriter Beth Ditto released her first full-length solo album titled Fake Sugar today. Ditto, who describes herself as a "fat, feminist lesbian from Arkansas", was previously the front woman for Gossip, a Portland-based disco-punk trio. The album is available to stream and download wherever music is sold, and you can watch the video to album's lead single, "Fire" below.

8) Tegan and Sara announced on Tuesday that they will be touring North America on The Con X: Tour in honor of the tenth anniversary of their fifth studio album, The Con. The tour will consist of special acoustic arrangements of all fourteen songs from the album in order, followed by other Tegan and Sara classics. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, June 16th. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will benefit the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for economic justice, health and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.

9) Bisexual singers Halsey and Lauren Jauregui performed "Strangers" from Halsey's sophomore album, hopeless fountain kingdom, last Friday on the Today Show. The song is Halsey's first love song that uses female pronouns. Watch the performance here:

10) Out transgender performer Peppermint, RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 finalist, is the subject of an upcoming documentary titled Project Peppermint. The film follows Peppermint through her rise to international fame and her coming out as a transgender woman in the drag scene. The documentary, directed by Oriel Pe'er, is due for release next year and is currently moving towards its last stages of production and distribution. A crowdfunding campaign recently launched on IndieGoGo to help fund the previously self-financed film.