The GLAAD Wrap: 'Orphan Black' renewed, Joey Graceffa's new show, and much love for Orlando

True-crime documentary, The Witness, opens in select theaters today. The film explores Kitty Genovese’s life and relationship with partner Mary Ann Zielonko, as it follows Genovese’s brother, Billy, on his search to uncover the truth behind the night of his sister’s murder. Check out the trailer below and look for show times near you.

In light of the recent Orlando tragedy at the Pulse nightclub, a series of films will be screening to highlight the issues facing the LGBT community. Love is All You Need, a film that depicts a town where same sex couples are the majority, showcases the painful experience of bullying and the results of intolerance. Springing out of controversy surrounding a teacher forced to resign for showing its message, the original short challenges perceptions of how one sees the LGBT community. Check out the trailer below.

From this Day Forward, a documentary about a father’s transition to female and his family’s journey to understanding, premieres today at the the IFC Center in New York. For more information, click here. The Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood will be hosting a special benefit screening of Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine this Wednesday, with all proceeds going to Equality Florida’s Pulse Victims Fund. The film revisits the life of Matthew Shepard and depicts an intimate portrait of who he was through the lives he touched. Click here to purchase tickets.

Joey Graceffa released a trailer for his new horror drama series, Escape the Night, out June 22 on Youtube Red. The series follows Joey, the host of a 1920’s haunted mansion, and his friends as they try to unravel clues at a dinner party that could ultimately jeopardize their lives.

Holland Taylor will be joining Nathan Lane in the revival of The Front Page, a Broadway comedy about tabloid newspaper reporters on police territory during a prisoner’s escape. Adam Lambert recently announced that he will be signing on as a judge for the eighth season of The X Factor: Australia. On the big screen, Lady Gaga is in talks to co-star alongside Bradley Cooper in the remake of A Star is Born, a classic depicting the life of a movie star who helps a young actress find fame.

Orphan Black, which follows the mystery behind a woman and her clones, has been picked up by BBC America for its fifth and final season set to air in 2017. Out-showwriter Patrick Ness also announced that the network’s new “Doctor Who” spinoff, Class, about four students who take on aliens, will have a gay character as the lead.

In other TV news, CMT announced that it will be picking up Nashville for its fifth season and Lindsey Shaw, will be reprising her role as Paige McCullers for season seven of Pretty Little Liars. Shaw’s character will be returning to Rosewood after escaping to California at the end of season five.

A flood of support to honor the victims of the mass shooting at the Orlando gay nightclub has been pouring in from various artists and organizations. Melissa Etheridge released the song “Pulse”, an ode to the humanity of all and the importance of love. Rest in Pride, a video campaign seeking to inspire LGBT people around the world, released a tribute to the memories of the Orlando victims and just yesterday, GLAAD-partnered ALL IS ONE Orlando Unity Concert, headlined by Imagine Dragons and Nate Reuss, raised over 700 thousand for the One Orlando Fund.

In other music news, out-actor Michael Willet released the second phase of his three-part EP, Regneration. The EP takes its inspiration from 80’s synth pop beats and can be purchased on his website here. Check out his previous single Started Over below.

Sparking conversation surrounding LGBT issues, author and activist César Baquerizo will be kicking off a tour for his new book, A Safe Place With You, tomorrow, June 25, at Book Soup in West Hollywood. The book, inspired by true events, follows Tomás Díaz and his friends who find themselves trapped inside a clinic that promise to change a person’s orientation.

The new film, Do You Take This Man, starring out-actors Anthony Rapp and Jonathan Bennett, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover post-production costs. The film follows fiancés Daniel and Anthony as they confront their differences, family, and future on the eve of their wedding night. Check out their Kickstarter page here.