The GLAAD Wrap: World of Wonder announces streaming service, Kehlani to be honored by Billboard, and more!

Every week, the GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBTQ-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend!

1) The film adaption of the musical Hello Again opened in limited released on Wednesday. The movie follows a string of sexual and romantic connections throughout the 20th and into the 21st century, with actors playing multiple roles that connect the stories. The cast includes out actors T.R. Knight and Cheyenne Jackson, both of whom play queer men in the film. There are several vignettes that feature queer romance, some which were in the original musical and some which were added for the film. You can find out where to get tickets here and watch the trailer below!

2) Part of the Youth and Gender Media project, Becoming Johanna is a documentary that revolves around a trans Latinx woman. When Johanna, a 16-year-old transgender Latina, begins her transition and gets kicked out of her home and school, she finds a foster family who loves her and a supportive school principal who helps her graduate and thrive. For those in the Southern California area, there will be a screening of documentary Becoming Johanna on Monday, November 13th a California State University – Northridge. For more info, you can click here, and check out the trailer below!

3) The production company World of Wonder, best known for producing RuPaul’s Drag Race, has launched its own streaming service, which focuses on LGBTQ content. The service, WOW Presents Plus, will be available via iOS, Apple TV, Roku, and Android, and will feature original content as well as films and productions from the company’s library. Some original series to look forward to are Bobbin Around with Bob the Drag Queen, Move your Body with AB Soto, Cool Mom with Jinx Monsoon and the documentaries Becoming Chaz, Out of Iraq, and The Beekeeper. You can click here to find out more information, and go here to start your free trial!

4) A new clip has been released from season two of TBS’s dark comedy Search Party. The show follows a gang of millennial misfits who go far too deep into a mystery. One of the strongest comedic voices on the show is seen in the gay character of Elliot (played by out actor John Early), who expresses his dismay at the work of burying a body. Check out the clip below, and catch the season premiere November 19th on TBS. In other TV news, Showtime's Shameless has been renewed for a ninth season! The dsyfunctional family dramedy includes the gay character of Ian, one of the core family, as well as several LGBTQ recurring roles. 

5) Queer musician Kelela released a music video this week for her song “Blue Light.” The video, beautifully directed, shows the singer standing still, before her hair slowly takes over her whole body as the music video progresses, until she is fully wrapped in her own hair. “Blue Light” is off of her debut album Take Me Apart, which is available now to stream and purchase, and you can watch the mesmerizing music video below.

6) Out singer Trey Pearson released the lyric video for his single “The Good Grief” off of his upcoming debut solo album Love is Love. “The Good Grief” is about the “joy and pain of the coming out process” and the upcoming album as a whole reflects on living as an out gay man. You can preorder the album now, and watch the lyric video for “The Good Grief” below!

7) Billboard has announced a handful of award recipients for their annual Women in Music dinner that will be held on November 30th. Out queer singer/songwriter Kehlani will receive the Rule Breaker award at the event. In addition to this award, in the past she has also been nominated for a Grammy and two BET Awards. Her first major label album, SweetSexySavage was released in January and is available to stream and purchase now.

8) LGBTQ-inclusive children’s book Maiden Voyage is set to be released next summer. The story, a follow up to this year’s Promised Land tells the story of a fisherman’s daughter, Ru, who joins the crew of a ship, and also starts a romance with the captain, Freya. This type of story is something we need more of, and Maiden Voyage plans to tell a fun adventurous love story for all-ages. To find out how you can help fund the book, you can click here!