The GLAAD Wrap: ABC orders 'When We Rise,' Amazon picks up Tig Notaro's 'One Mississippi' and more

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) ABC has finally greenlit the miniseries When We Rise from Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black chronicling the history and evolution of the LGBT movement. The series, which has been in development for more than two years, will have eight hour-long episodes. Van Sant and Black previously teamed for the 2008 film Milk which was nominated for eight Oscars and received a GLAAD Media Award.

2) Amazon has picked up Tig Notaro's dark comedy One Mississippi for a full season! The series is loosely based on Notaro's life with her starring as a stand-up comic returning to her small hometown to deal with the unexpected death of her mother and get her own life together. Also picked up was the animated comedy Danger & Eggs from trans executive producer Shadi Petosky. You can check out both pilots now with Amazon Prime.

3) In other TV news, Cartoon Network's Steven Universe will return January 4 with a "Steven Bomb" meaning new episodes every day for five days. The first episode kicks off with Garnet – who is the physical form of two female Gem beings who are in love – explaining to Steven how she became a Crystal Gem. Out actress and comedian Fortune Feimster has been upped to a series regular on Hulu's The Mindy Project, Feimster plays a lesbian nurse named Colette.

4) Steve Grand has put out a festive cover of the Mariah Carey hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You." The video stars Grand and out actor Trevor LaPaglia as the happy couple with a special thank you to the fans from Grand at the end for all their support through the year. The track is available for download now through Bandcamp, check out the video below.

5) Christian metal band August Burns Red was nominated for a Grammy in Best Metal Performance for their track "Identity." The song was inspired by a friend of guitarist Brent Rambler and the worry they had about coming out to a religious community. Rambler spoke with Punk Out, a metal/punk LGBT music blog, earlier this year about supporting LGBT fans and the importance of inclusion in communities where people might not expect it. Check out "Identity" below, and find the full list of LGBT-inclusive Grammy nominees here.