1.) The official trailer for lesbian road trip comedy Drive-Away Dolls has been unveiled this week! The film, featuring out actors Beanie Feldstein and Colman Domingo, follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit recovering from yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way. Check out the trailer below and watch Drive-Away Dolls in a theater near you September 22!
2.) Netflix has blessed fans with an exclusive clip of Heartstopper season two ahead of its August 3 premiere! This season of the GLAAD Media Award-winning series spotlights Nick (bisexual actor Kit Connor) and Charlie (gay actor Joe Locke) as they navigate the waters of their new relationship, while beloved lesbian couple Darcy (out actor Kizzy Edgell) and Tara (Corinna Brown) face unforeseen challenges and Tao (William Gao) and Elle (trans actress Yasmin Finney) work out if they can ever be more than just friends. In the first episode’s opening scene, Charlie eagerly wakes up to a message from his now boyfriend, Nick. Watch the full clip below!
3.) In more Netflix news, the streamer has dropped a steamy date announcement teaser for the seventh season of Spanish YA drama Elite, set to premiere on October 20! After another student’s death in season six, Las Encinas was determined to cover up its scandalous past— but conflicts continued as racism, sexism, domestic abuse, and homophobia ran rampant in the halls of the prestigious institution. Stay tuned for season seven plot details and watch the video below!
4.) An official teaser of Showtime’s The Chi season six has debuted, featuring numerous returning queer characters. Created and executive produced by lesbian Emmy-winner Lena Waithe, The Chi is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents in Chicago’s South Side who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. This season sees the highest highs and the lowest lows as big dreams are finally realized and everyone is tested in unimaginable ways. Watch The Chi’s sixth season August 4 on Paramount+ and on demand before its Showtime release August 6 and check out the teaser below!
5.) High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is returning for a fourth and final act with all eight episodes dropping on Disney+ August 9! The GLAAD Media Award-winning series will see the wildly queer cast of Wildcats prepare a stage production of High School Musical 3: Senior Year. In a meta twist, the show is upended when Disney announces that the fictional High School Musical 4: The Reunion movie will shoot on location at East High, bringing back franchise favorites Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, and more. Check out the teaser trailer below!
6.) The long-rumored second season of Nine Perfect Strangers is coming to Hulu with a brand new group of titular strangers. The season is said to follow the general formula of the first installment. Set in the Swiss Alps, nine stressed city dwellers embark on a 10-day stay at a boutique wellness resort with no idea what is about to hit them. Gay Emmy-winner Murray Bartlett and queer actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers are set to star opposite executive producer Nicole Kidman, with casting of additional roles ongoing. Keep your eyes peeled for more information!
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7.) The official trailer for HBO’s upcoming concert special Brandi Carlile: In the Canyon Haze has been unveiled! Lesbian six-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Brandi Carlile performs reimagined versions of songs from her deluxe album In the Canyon Haze. Originally filmed in September 2022 and broadcast live to more than 100 IMAX theaters nationwide, the special takes place in Los Angeles’ storied Laurel Canyon neighborhood with rearrangements meant to invoke the spirit of early ‘70s canyon folk-rock. Watch the special July 1 and check out the trailer below!
8.) Transgender trailblazer Laverne Cox has reimagined George Gershwin’s aria “Summertime” in a new music video, which she directed and executive produced; watch it below! Out multi-platinum singer-songwriter LP has shared the single and video for “One Like You,” the second offering from their highly anticipated studio album Love Lines. Palehound has also released a new single “Independence Day” alongside an official video; pre-save their new album out July 14. Additionally, trans pop-star Kim Petras has debuted her long-awaited debut studio album Feed the Beast and queer singer-songwriter Olive Klug has unveiled their Pride anthem single “Song About America“— stay tuned Klug’s debut album Don’t You Dare Make Me Jaded, out August 11!
9.) In more music news this week, queer and non-binary artist Ezra Williams released their debut album Supernumeraries; watch the music video for the focus track “Babyteeth” below!. Gay three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Scott Hoying also debuted his new single “Parallel,” off the long-awaited Parallel EP, with an accompanying music video! Trans and non-binary folk-rock artist Jess Kallen’s debut album Exotherm has dropped with a new video for their single “Oolong.” Out Drag Race legend BeBe Zahara Benet released a new track and music video for “Heavy.” Additionally, queer indie-rock duo Boyish teamed up with King Princess on the new single “Kill Your Pain,” accompanied by a music video and the announcement of their forthcoming EP Little Demon Boy. Queer singer-songwriter Gatlin dropped her new single “Lonely Life” with an official music video! Last but certainly not least, NOLA Bounce icon Big Freedia released her new album Central City, including the fiery track “El Niño,” featuring Lil Wayne and Boyfriend.
10.) Gay actor Andrew Rannells is reuniting with Josh Gad on Broadway this fall in Gutenberg! The Musical!. Described as “a full-throated celebration of the ancient, universal, and incredibly foolish urge to put on a show,” the production’s limited 20-week engagement will span from October 12 to January 28, 2024. Get your tickets today!
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11.) Team up and fight for Wumpa Fruit dominance in Crash Team Rumble, the newest spinoff in the Crash Bandicoot series. Crash Team Rumble introduces a new way to play with the iconic characters that fans know and love, preserving the campy, cartoony look that has defined the series for years. This spinoff also officially debuts Catbat, the series’ first nonbinary character voiced by genderfluid voice actor Erika Ishii. Catbat loves rock-and-roll, hamburgers, and wreaking havoc from above, and their funky aesthetic is complemented by their unique mobility-based playstyle. Crash Team Rumble has a plethora of diverse movesets to explore, and since each season will add new characters to the roster, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Join the fight today on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.