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LGBTQ Pride Month Programming on WETA World

Pride Month

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

 

America Reframed: Out In The Silence 

America Reframed

Tuesday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m.

When filmmaker Joe Wilson announces that he is to be wed to another man, a firestorm of controversy ignites his small Pennsylvania hometown. The documentary illustrates the transformation that is possible when those long constrained by a traditional code of silence summon the courage to break it. 

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We’ll Meet Again: Coming Out

We’ll Meet Again: Coming Out

Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m.

 Before the 1970s, coming out could mean risking everything: family, job, and even safety. Join Ann Curry as she tells the story of two young New England men as they reconnect with those who helped them discover and accept their sexuality.

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America Reframed: Broken Heart Land

America Reframed

Tuesday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.

This vérité documentary follows the Harrington family after the suicide of their gay son Zack. Over the course of the local election season in their Oklahoma town, the once private and politically conservative parents move from private denial to a climactic and very public acceptance of their son’s legacy.

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POV: Call Her Ganda

Pov: Call Her Ganda

Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m.

 When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism. Repeats Wed 6/13, 9:30 p.m. on WETA PBS 

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Stonewall Uprising: American Experience

Stonewall Uprising: American Experience

Friday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m.

On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City. The streets erupted into violent protests that lasted for six days and marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement. 

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The Committee

The Committee

Friday, June 12 at 9:30 p.m.

This documentary film focuses on the little-known Florida Legislative Investigative Committee and its activities from 1956 to 1965. The committee’s aim was to root out communist and homosexual teachers and students from state universities. It was successful in either firing or expelling more than 200 suspected gay and lesbian citizens.

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Independent Lens: Two-Spirit Powwow

Independent Lens

Saturday, June 13 at 9:30 p.m.

Fred Martinez was nádleehi, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. Two Spirits chronicles the life and brutal murder of this young Native American and explores the essentially spiritual nature of gender. Repeats Sun 6/28, 6:30 p.m.

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Independent Lens: Real Boy

Independent Lens: Real Boy

Sunday, June 14 at 11:00 p.m.

In a moving and intimate story of a family in transition, this documentary follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity. 

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Pacific Heartbeat VIII: Leitis in Waiting

Pacific Heartbeat VIII: Leitis in Waiting

Monday, June 15 at 7:00 P.m.

The documentary tells the story of Tonga’s evolving approach to gender fluidity through a character-driven portrait of the most prominent leiti (transgender) in the Kingdom, Joey Mataele, a devout Catholic of royal descent. Her story reveals what it means to be different in a deeply religious and conservative society and what it takes to be accepted without giving up who you are. 

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Pacific Heartbeat IX: Born This Way: Awa’s Story/The Roger

Pacific Heartbeat IX: Born This Way

Monday, June 15 at 8:00 P.m.

Born this Way: Awa’s Story — This documentary follows the journey of a Maori teen from male to female and examines the support of her family and the hurdles she must overcome. The Rogers — An intimate glimpse into the lives and obstacles of the first visible group of transgender men in the Pacific Islands.

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America Reframed: Little Miss Westie

America Reframed

Tuesday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m.

A loving and insightful portrait of two transgender siblings and their parents, set in the changing social climate following the 2016 presidential election. Little Miss Westie takes audiences behind the scenes as the family navigates puberty, school, dating, and more.

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Penny: Champion Of The Marginalized

Penny: Champion Of The Marginalized

Saturday, June 20 at 9:30 p.m.

This film is a multi-dimensional portrait of talented lawyer and art enthusiast Penny Cooper and her unique perspective on important social narratives, such as criminal justice, the artists and collectors who generate today’s global contemporary art market, and gender equality.

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Poetry In America: This Is Your Home Now, By Mark Doty

This Is Your Home Now

Monday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Series creator Elisa New talks with poet Mark Doty and others about Doty’s work, “This Is Your Home Now.” The poetic visit to a barbershop sparks a meditation on love, the AIDS crisis, masculinity, and the satisfactions of getting older.

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America Reframed: Vision Portraits

America Reframed

Tuesday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m.

Filmmaker Rodney Evans is still making movies, despite having lost much of his ability to see. His documentary illuminates the compelling stories of four visually impaired artists and how they continue their work despite their vision losses.

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