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LGBT Pride Month Programming on WETA Television

LGBT Pride Month

WETA Television celebrates Pride Month with special programming that spotlights the LGBT experience.

 

Independent Lens: Real Boy

Independent Lens: Real Boy

Monday, June 19 at 10 p.m.

Meet Bennett, a transgender teen trying to find his voice as a musician, a son and a man. As he navigates his journey, his mother struggles to understand her child’s choice and provide him with the love and support he needs.

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Out in the Night

P.O.V.: Out in the Night

Thursday, June 22 at 11:03 p.m.

A film examines the uphill battle of a group of African-American lesbians charged with attempted murder when they fought back after being threatened. The case reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in the criminal justice system.

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POV: From This Day Forward

POV: From This Day Forward

Saturday, June 24 at 11 p.m.

Meet an American family coping with one of life’s most intimate transformations. Sharon Shattuck’s father came out as transgender, living as Trisha. Her mother stayed with him. Now Sharon wants to understand how the family survived intact.

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Independent Lens: Kumu Hina

Independent Lens: Kumu Hina

Monday, June 26 at 11 p.m.

Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim a place of leadership in an all-male hula troupe, as the teacher herself searches for love and a fulfilling relationship.

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Independent Lens: Limited Partnership

Limited Partnership

Tuesday, June 27 at 11 p.m.

Meet one of the first gay couples to marry, and learn about their 40-year fight for legal status. In 1975,  when American Richard married Australian native Tony in one of the first same-sex marriages performed in the U.S., they found themselves on the front lines in the battle for legal immigration  status for same-sex spouses.

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