The GLAAD Wrap: '1985' in theaters, 'TransMilitary' to air on Logo, new videos from Lauren Jauregui, Kesha, 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) Today, Yen Tan’s festival favorite film 1985 opens in limited theaters. Starring out actor Cory Michael Smith, the film follows a young man who comes home to Texas over Christmas to disclose his HIV diagnosis to his parents. Taking place in the titular year, the film shows an intimate look at the HIV and AIDS crisis of the era, through the lens of love, empathy and family. 1985 opens in New York and Los Angeles today, and will hopefully roll out wider to more cities throughout the year.

2) This week, it was announced that GLAAD Media Institute-funded documentary TransMilitary will air on Logo TV on November 15. The film follows transgender service members through their lives and careers in the military. Directors Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson said of the film, “As President Trump’s administration continues to try to reinstate the ban through the courts, it’s more critical now than ever that people get to hear firsthand from the men and women in our armed forces who are directly affected by this policy.”

3) A final trailer has been released for queer singer Freddie Mercury’s biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The trailer shows Queen and Freddie’s rise to fame as well as him being confronted with rumors about his sexuality. The film will be released wide on November 2. On Wednesday, Netflix announced that their new film Dumplin’, based on the YA novel of the same name, will be released on December 7. The film follows a plus sized girl entering a beauty pageant, and a ragtag group of friends who decide to join as well. The cast includes Drag Race finalist Ginger Minj and Jennifer Aniston, among others, and the soundtrack includes new music by Dolly Parton, Sia, and Linda Perry.

4) A trailer and two new songs were released for Netflix's upcoming reality series Westside, a new show following nine talented musicians who are offered the opportunity of a lifetime and have to rise to the challenge. One of the musicians, Sean Patrick Murray, is an out gay man, and is heavily featured on the soundtrack. Out writer Shane McAnally also has his work featured on the album. Two songs from the soundtrack are available now, and the full album and show will both be released on November 9.

5) OWN’s David Makes Man, an upcoming series from out creator Tarell Alvin McCraney, announced ten new cast members on Thursday. Amongst those joining the cast is trans actress Trace Lysette, who will play the role of Femi, “a protective den mother to troubled adolescents.” In other TV news, Comedy Central’s Broad City, starring and co-created by bi actor Abbi Jacobson, and featuring co-creator Ilana Glazer as a queer character, announced that its final season will premiere on January 24.

6) Out bi singer Lauren Jauregui, formerly of Fifth Harmony, released her new solo single “Expectations,” complete with an accompanying music video on Wednesday. Jauregui said of the song, “'Expectations’ is an exploration of when you’re in a relationship with someone and you don’t want to have expectations, but they kind of get in the way, regardless, so it’s about that.” She has plans to drop her debut solo album sometime in 2019. Until then, the song can be streamed and purchased wherever music is sold, and the music video is below.

7) Queer singer Kesha released a new music video for her song “Here Comes the Change,” from the upcoming Ruth Bader Ginsberg biopic On the Basis of Sex. The video intercuts Kesha with clips from the film. The song is available to stream and download now, and the film will be in theaters this Christmas. Watch the video below!

8) Out country singer Ty Herndon released a music video for his cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” on Tuesday. It’s the first in a series from Herndon of dance songs, inspired by attending Pride festivals around the country. Watch the music video below!

9) In other country music news, lesbian singer Chely Wright released her holiday EP Santa Will Find You today. Featuring all original holiday songs, the EP is available to stream and purchase now. Chely also has upcoming tour dates in December and January... check out the dates and get ticket details now at her site.

10) Lead by out frontwoman Addie Sartino, band The Greeting Committee released their debut album This Is It today. A coming of age story featuring all their previously released singles, This Is It is available to buy and stream here. Out artist morgxn recently released a music video for his song “Home,” featuring popular band Walk the Moon. “Home” is a single off of morgxn’s debut album vital, which is available to stream and download here.

11) On Tuesday, queer singer and poet Mary Lambert released her second book of poetry Shame is an Ocean I Swim Across. The collection taps into subjects such as mental health, sexual assault and body acceptance. Lambert said in an Autostraddle interview, "All these poems are in some sense a statement of activism, because of my identity. I can’t untie my identity from my work.” The book is available for purchase now.

12) The special Halloween issue of GLAAD Media Award-nominated comic book The Backstagers hit shelves on Wednesday. Titled Halloween Intermission #1, the new issue is created by bi writer James Tynion IV and trans artist Rian Sygh, along with some special guests. In in the special issue, Sasha accidentally falls asleep backstage, and he ends up locked in the theater overnight! What lurks in the shadows, what terrors will he discover, and what the heck are the stage managers chanting? The book is available now.

13) On Monday, the eighth annual Streamy Awards were handed out to honor excellence in the online and digital space. Among the LGBTQ winners were indie series The T, which follows the friendship of a gay black man and a trans woman, out gay beauty influencer James Charles, and Anna Akana for Acting in a Drama. Akana used her speech to encourage young people to vote, while also coming out as queer. Find the full list of winners here, and watch Akana’s speech below!