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LGBTQ Pride Month Programming on WETA Television

Pride Month

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

 

Stonewall Uprising: American Experience

Stonewall Uprising: American Experience

Thursday, June 6 at 9:00 p.m.

Explore what happened when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City on June 28, 1969. The streets erupted into violent protests that lasted for six days and marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement. Repeats Fri 6/7, 4pm; Fri 6/28, 8:30pm

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The Lavender Scare

The Lavender Scare

Tuesday, June 18 at 9:00 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. Repeats Sat 6/22, 11pm

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WETA Arts: June 2019

Lisa Thalhammer

Friday, June, 21 at 8:30 p.m.

WETA Arts spotlights visual and performing arts in Greater Washington and celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of the nation’s capital. This month, the program has an LGBTQ+ Pride Month theme, with stories on the musicians of DC’s Different Drummers, a comedy event called LGBTQ AF, an indoor art market called Arty Queers, and a profile of artist Lisa Thalhammer. Repeats throughout June

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Lorraine Hansberry: American Masters

American Masters: Lorraine Hansberry

Friday, June 21 at 9:00 p.m.

The biography series explores the life and work of the “A Raisin in the Sun” playwright and activist who played a significant role in the civil rights movement. LaTanya Richardson Jack-son narrates. Anika Noni Rose is the voice of Lorraine Hansberry. The film also explores Hansberry’s concealed identity as a lesbian and the themes of sexual orientation and societal norms in her works.

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Independent Lens: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Friday, June 21 at 11:00 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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POV: From This Day Forward

POV: From This Day Forward

Saturday, June 22 at 12:30 A.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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Vicious, Series III

Vicious

Sunday, June 23 at 10:30 p.m.

Join acting legends Ian McKellen (Freddie) and Derek Jacobi (Stuart) a bickering gay couple who’ve been together for over fifty years. Follow their domestic adventures, which usually involve appearances from their upstairs neighbor Ash (Iwan Rheon) and BFF Violet (Frances de la Tour). The special will pick up where the Season II finale left off, an episode in which we finally saw Freddie and Stuart get married.

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POV: The Gospel of Eureka

POV: The Gospel of Eureka

Monday, June 24 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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Terrence McNally: American Masters

Terrence McNally: American Masters

Friday, June 28 at 10:30 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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POV: Memories of a Penitent Heart

Memories of a Penitent Heart

Saturday, June 29 at 12 Midnight

Follow filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s investigation — both a love story and a tribute — of a buried conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death during a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin.

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Denial: The Dad That Wanted to Save the World

Denial

Saturday, June 29 at 1:00 a.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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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 10 at 2:30 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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Great Performances: Indecent

Great Performances: Indecent

Sunday, June, 30 at 10:30 p.m.

See Paula Vogel’s Tony Award-winning drama, inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance.” The play with music looks at an explosive moment in theatrical history.

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