The GLAAD Wrap: 'Grandma' hits theaters; 'Carol' gets a trailer; Russell Tovey on Broadway 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 Grandma, starring out actress Lily Tomlin, opens in limited release this weekend. Tomlin plays Ella Reid, a lesbian poet who just broke up with her girlfriend, and now must help her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) try to get 600 dollars before the end of the day. The film also features trans actress, Laverne Cox, as Deathy, Reid's tattoo artist friend. Look for Grandma in a theatre near you and watch the film's trailer below.

2) Out director Todd Haynes' new film, Carol, finally has its first trailer. The film is based on Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt, which follows the romance between Carol, a married woman (Cate Blanchett), and Therese, a department store worker (Rooney Mara) during the 1950s in New York City. The film is set to hit theatres in November, but it has already garnered critical acclaim and Oscar buzz for Haynes, Blanchett, and Mara. Check out the film's trailer below.

3) The hit comedy series on ABC Family, Young & Hungry, has just been renewed for its third season. The show which stars Emily Osment as Gabi, a personal chef for wealthy entrepreneur Josh (Johnathan Sadowski), also stars out actor Rex Lee as Josh's gay publicist Elliot Park. Make sure to watch the second half of season 2 of Young & Hungry which just premiered this week on ABC Family.

4) Out actor Andrew Rannells will be playing himself in the upcoming 27th season of The Simpsons. Rannells will star in a spring episode of the show where he will be performing in Bad News Bears: The Musical and giving life advice to Lisa about her relationship with her mother, Marge. Make sure to look for Rannells in animated form on the upcoming season of The Simpsons which starts on Sunday, September 27th.

5) Out British actor, Russell Tovey, is joining Sir Ian McKellen as a patron of the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT). The AKT is a LGBT youth homelessness charity that focuses on raising awareness and providing support for LGBT homeless youth that experience homelessness as a result of coming out. Tovey has been a longtime supporter and fundraiser for the charity and has run many workshops for AKT's Young People Ambassadors. Tovey has also just joined the Broadway cast of the show, A View from the Bridge. He will be playing Rodolpho in the 18-week run show that opens on November 12th at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City.

6) Moisés Kaufman’s Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, which follows the legendary author and the trials he goes through for his "crime" of homosexuality, will be receiving a one-night-only benefit reading in NYC after the revival of the play in Moscow was stopped because of the its LGBT content. The cast of this benefit reading features Michael Emerson, Darren Criss, and out actors Jonathan Groff, Tituss Burgess, David Burtka, and David Hyde Pierce, along with many other notable names. The funds raised from the reading will benefit Tectonic Theatre Project and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

7) Vice's channel Broadly released a new video this week where out American musician JD Samson and out filmmaker Drew Denny travel across the U.S. to visit the last lesbian bars and figure out why lesbian bars are closing in droves. Watch the video below.

8) Oath Anthology of New Heroes is looking for funding to cover the costs for production, printing of the 230+ page anthology, and to provide funds to the contributing writers and artists. This comic anthology showcases LGBT superheroes and creators by introducing brand new heroes across the spectrum of sexuality and gender identity. To donate and learn more about Oath Anthology of New Heroes visit its Kickstarter page.