The GLAAD Wrap: Sara Gilbert expecting, a 'Portlandia' cookbook, and new Laila Nur music

 

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 documentary Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story is available now through iTunes and WolfeOnDemand with DVD release to follow on October 28. The film follows the former U.S. Navy Seal who came out as transgender in her book Warrior Princess last year. Beck served for more than twenty years as a Navy SEAL before retiring in 2011. Watch the Lady Valor trailer below.

 

2) Congratulations are in order for newlyweds Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry. The couple announced their pregnancy with Sara Gilbert telling her co-hosts she couldn't take part in the 'Face Your Fears' week on The Talk. Watch the clip below.

 

3) IFC comedy Portlandia just got tastier! The series' leads Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen have announced a new companion cookbook with over 50 recipes for dishes that define the series and highlight the Portland foodie scene.  The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local is available for pre-order now with a scheduled October 28 release.

4) Out musician Laila Nur recently released the new album Pocket Change and she was featured on NPR this week for the genre-spanning release. The album addresses a range of issues including love, heartbreak, reconciling her religion with being LGBT and the tune "Boy," a positive trans-affirming track. Pocket Change is available on bandcamp now, keep up to date with Nur's upcoming shows on her Facebook page.

5) Speaking Out, a proposed documentary film compiling the coming out stories of LGBT people in the Southern U.S., is seeking funding help on Kickstarter. Learn more at the film's Kickstarter page and keep up to date as they announce cast on their official Tumblr.