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LGBTQ Pride Month Programming on WETA PBS

Pride Month

WETA PBS celebrates Pride Month with special programming that spotlights the LGBTQ experience.

 

Independent Lens: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Independent Lens: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Saturday, June 20 at 11:30 p.m.

Meet the frank and funny creator of the groundbreaking novels and television miniseries titled “Tales of the City” and follow his evolution from conservative son of the Old South to gay rights pioneer whose work has inspired millions. The program features Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Ian McKellen.

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The Lavender Scare

The Lavender Scare

Sunday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn the untold story of how tens of thousands of homosexual federal workers were either fired or denied employment in the 1950s, stirring outrage in the gay community and starting an LGBTQ rights movement with an unlikely hero at the forefront.

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POV: The Gospel of Eureka

POV: The Gospel of Eureka

Saturday, June 27 at 11:00 p.m.

The spotlight is beaming on drag shows and passion plays in an Arkansas town. With verve, humor and unfailing compassion, The Gospel of Eureka builds unexpected bridges between religious faith and sexual orientation.

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Live from Lincoln Center: Falsettos

ANTHONY ROSENTHAL, BETSY WOLFE, TRACIE THOMS, CHRISTIAN BORLE, STEPHANIE J. BLOCK, BRANDON URANOWITZ, and ANDREW RANNELLS | Courtesy of Joan Marcus

Sunday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Nominated for five 2017 Tonys, Falsettos is a poignant and hilarious look at a modern family set amidst the emerging AIDS crisis.

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Terrence McNally: American Masters

Terrence McNally: American Masters

Sunday, June 28 at 4:30 p.m.

Explore four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s six groundbreaking decades in theater. The film delves into McNally’s pursuit of love and inspiration, LGBTQ activism, triumph over addiction and the power of the arts to transform society.

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Denial: The Dad That Wanted to Save the World

Denial

Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m.

A documentary that starts by examining one subject is altered by an unexpected twist that complicates and enriches the initial investigation. What begins as an exploration of energy use and abuse is derailed by the revelation of a staggering family secret that forces a new focus on the politics of gender identity. The energy debate and transgender issues, two thorny topics that at first glance seem miles apart, are ultimately united by the struggles of one man trying to confront issues that most people would prefer to ignore.

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Prideland

Prideland

Sunday, June 26 at 10:30 p.m.

Follow Dyllón Burnside on a journey across the American South to meet diverse members of the LGBTQ+ community. From a lesbian rodeo champ in Texas to an African American mayor ally in Alabama, he discovers how LGBTQ+ Americans are finding ways to live authentically and with pride in the modern South.

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