The GLAAD Wrap: '5B' in theaters, 73rd Annual Tony Award winners, Outfest lineup, 'Wig' trailer, 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) New documentary 5B, which tells a remarkable story of the heroic nurses who staffed America’s first AIDS ward in San Francisco, opens today in limited release. The film showcases the caregivers exemplifing authentic altruism and bravery when society was scared, negligent, and neglectful of those with HIV and AIDS and their families. Click here for tickets and watch the trailer below.

2) The 2019 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is set to kick off July 18th at the Orpheum Theatre. Rachel Manson's documentary Circus of Books will premiere on opening night. The documentary depicts LA's iconic brick-and-mortar gay erotica emporium and bookstore. A variety of films and filmmakers will be featured at the festival, including films from 33 different countries and in 26 languages. Hannah Pearl Utt's family comedy Before You Know It will close the festival on July 28th; the Centerpiece Documentary will be Changing the Game, executive produced by GLAAD's own Alex Schmider. More information regarding tickets and a full list of films can be found at

3) A new trailer has been released for the upcoming HBO documentary Wig, which tells the story of New York drag festival Wigstock and its influence on the LGBTQ community. The film features appearances from Neil Patrick Harris, Lady Bunny, Naomi Smalls, and more. It will air June 18th on HBO; watch the trailer below. In other film news, the cast has been announced for the film adaptation of British musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which follows a young drag queen, the titular Jamie. The cast includes recent Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan, and newcomer Max Harwood as Jamie. 

4) “Magic H8 Ball,” a queer short comedy, was released on Monday, June 10th. In it, a young man turns to a mysterious “Magic 8 Ball” for guidance after contracting an STI from his cheating boyfriend. The short film has played at over 50 LGBTQ and other film festivals. Watch it below.

5) Blumhouse Productions' reboot of The Craft will be casting a trans Latina actress for a lead role. The character, Lourdes, will be one of the core four girls, who was taught witchcraft by the grandmother she now lives with after her mother kicked her out when Lourdes disclosed her trans identity.  Given that there were no transgender characters in major studio films in 2018 or 2017, this casting is a huge step toward more inclusivity in mainstream film. Find out more below on how to submit.

6) Disney opened applications Thursday for their new Launchpad: Shorts Incubator, which is a brand-new opportunity for up to six (6) directors from underrepresented backgrounds to present diverse perspectives, through the production of original, live-action shorts for proposed initial exhibition on the upcoming streaming service, Disney+. Submissions and more information are available here at the link; applications are open until July 2. 

7) Out actor Russell Tovey will star in the ITV family drama Flesh And Blood. The plot depicts a widowed mother and her three children who struggle with her new relationship. In other series news, out host Joey Graceffa's show Escape The Night has announced a new season, premiering on July 11 on YouTube. It is now the longest running YouTube Original series.

8) Out Pose star Billy Porter released a new single "Love Yourself," in honor of Pride and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. Listen to the single here. Out singer K. Flay also released a new single, ‘Sisters.’ Stream or download the single here. The two-time Grammy nominated artist has set July 12 for the release of her upcoming album Solutions. Watch the lyric video for ‘Sisters’ below.

9) America's Got Talent finalist Brian Justin Crum released a new single called "I&U" today. The music video will be released later this month; listen to the single here! Out actor Kevin McHale also dropped a video this past weekend for his track "Boy" In other music news, queer singer King Princess released a music video for her most recent single "Cheap Queen." Watch it below. 

10) Winners from Sunday’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards ceremony include bisexual actor Ali Stroker for her role in Oklahoma!; Stroker made history as the first performer who uses a wheelchair to win a Tony as well as being the first performer who uses a wheelchair to be nominated for a Tony. Ryan Murphy’s The Boys in the Band won for Best Revival of a Play, Fitz Patton took home Best Sound Design in a Play for Tarrell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy, Bob Mackie received Best Costume Design for The Cher Show, and out gay choreographer Sergio Trujillo was awarded Best Choreography for Ain’t Too Proud. See the full list of winners here. 

11) A new comics anthology written by queer comics creators on the rise will depict first love stories from a variety of LGBTQ+ perspectives. Titled Crush: First Love, New Talent, the collection of 24 stories will be edited by Tara Madison Avery and Viktor Kerney. Find out more at the project's Kickstarter page.