The GLAAD Wrap: 'Grace and Frankie' releases new trailer, Hannah Hart announces second book, 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) The Film Society of Lincoln Center has revealed the lineup of films for the Queer Cinema Before Stonewall Festival. The festival, running from April 22 to May 1,  will feature over 20 short and feature LGBT films dating back from 1895 to the late 1960s. You can view the entire lineup here. Speaking of iconic LGBT films, BAFTA LA has announced that Ang Lee will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. The Academy Award winning director of Brokeback Mountain is set to receive the award at the Britannia awards, held in Los Angeles this October.

2) Out actor Jim Parsons will be starring in and producing a magic comedy released by Warner Brothers. The film, currently titled Man-Witch, will feature Parsons as a school teacher who discovers he has magical powers. Parsons is also set to portray a head engineer at NASA in Hidden Figures, a drama following the true story of the women who helped successfully launch an astronaut into space.

3) Logo has announced the premiere of their original documentary Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw. The documentary will follow the story of Holdsclaw, an out WNBA player and her struggles with mental illness. Logo also announced the documentaries Out of Iraq which follows an Iraqi soldier and a US translator who fall in love, and The IF Project, which seeks to answer questions about why prisoners get incarcerated. Mind/Game will premiere on Logo on May 3rd.

4) E! has announced a new spinoff from the #RichKids of Beverly Hills. The six-part series is called EJ and the City, and will follow EJ Johnson, the out son of Magic Johnson, and his celebrity exploits. VH1’s Hit the Floor has will have a summer special, which is set to include “a life changing plot twist” for the relationship between Zero and Jude. Geena Rocero has been slated to be a host on Aspireist, a new show on USA, set to deliver news in a forward thinking manner.

5) In more television news, Echo Kellum, who portrays out character Curtis Holt on The CW’s Arrow, has just been promoted to series regular for the new season. The trailer for season two of Grace and Frankie has been released, the second season will premiere on May 6th on Netflix. You can check out the trailer below.

6) Grammy Award winning contemporary artists Eighth Blackbird have just released their newest album, Hand Eye. The Summer Set, a pop-rock band featuring out drummer Jess Bowen, also dropped their brand new album, Stories for Monday, which is now available on iTunes. Out singer/songwriters Eli Lieb and Steve Grand have released a music video for their new song “Look Away,” a heartfelt examination of a break-up. The single is available for purchase on iTunes, and you can check out the music video below.

7) In theater news, out actor and performer Andrew Rannells has been cast in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, written by William Finn and directed by James Lapine. The Tony Award-winning show explores the relationship of Marvin (Christian Borle) and his lover Whizzer (Rannells) amidst the AIDS crisis.

8) The 20th annual Webby Awards nominees have been announced. The nominations include out YouTube star Tyler Oakley for Best Web Personality/Host, Ellen DeGeneres' for Celebrity/Fan Website, Billy Eichner's Billy on the Street for Comedy: Long Form Series, and MTV’s LGBT-inclusive Look Different campaign, for Public Service and Activism. The winners will be announced on April 26th.

9) Out YouTube star Hannah Hart has announced her new book Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded. Buffering is a collection of personal essays from Hart’s life. This will be her second book after her debut book My Drunk Kitchen, based off her popular videos, was a New York Times bestseller. Buffering will be released on October 18th, and is available for preorder now.

10) Graphic novel author Joe Glass is currently seeking funding for printing his LGBT comic book series The Pride. The series follows FabMan and a team of LGBTQ superheroes that he has recruited to “stand up to the common misrepresentations and ignorance of the world.” The series is said to include gay, bisexual, queer, trans and pansexual characters. For more information, visit his Kickstarter and check out the video below!