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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 gay and lesbian experience in America.


The Grove

The Grove

Monday, June 16 at 11:00 p.m.

More Americans have been lost to AIDS than in all the U.S. wars since 1900. The pandemic has killed 22 million people worldwide, yet few know about the National AIDS Memorial, a seven-acre grove hidden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. This documentary chronicles the garden’s transformation from neglected eyesore to national memorial.

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Independent Lens: The New Black

The New Black

Friday, June 20 at 10:30 p.m.

A film documents the African-American community grappling with the gay rights issue. The New Black documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage in Maryland and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar, the black church.

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Independent Lens: How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

Saturday, June 21 at 11:30 p.m.

A film tells the story of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), two groups whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

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Independent Lens: The Graduates/Los Graduados

The Graduates

Sunday, June 22 at 1:00 a.m.

A documentary explores pressing issues in education today — including the bullying of gay students — through the eyes of six Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States.

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The Campaign

The Campaign

Monday, June 23 at 11:00 p.m.

Five ordinary people compelled by a passionate belief in equality go far beyond their everyday selves to participate in the campaign to defeat California’s Proposition 8. With access to the statewide headquarters of “No on 8,” the film follows their emotional battle to defend same-sex marriage as participating in the political process transforms each of them — win or lose.

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Independent Lens: Playwright: From Page to Stage

Playwright: From Page to Stage

Wednesday, June 25 at 11:00 p.m.

In a film by Robert Levi, two outstanding young playwrights — a gay African American from Miami’s inner city and an Indian American from Cleveland — struggle to bring their work to the stage.

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Independent Lens: Love free or Die

Love Free or Die

Sunday, June 29 at 12:30 a.m.

A documentary explores the struggles and triumphs of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay elected bishop. The film is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity—and one man’s struggle to dispel the notion that God’s love has limits.

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Sunday, June 29 at 10:30 p.m.

In a new comic drama series, partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Despite snide remarks about the other’s age, appearance and flaws, the two share a deep love.

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Independent Lens: We Were Here

We Were Here

Sunday, June 29 at 11:00 p.m.

A film documents the 1981 arrival of AIDS in San Francisco through the stories of five individuals whose lives were changed by it in unimaginable ways. The disease decimated a community, but also brought people together to care for one another as they fought for dignity and a cure.

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