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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 in America.


Independent Lens: Limited Partnership

Limited Partnership

Monday, June 15 at 10:00 p.m.

In 1975, Filipino- American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan became one of the first same sex couples in the world to be legally married. However, when they filed to get a green card for Tony, the request was denied. The two filed the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for same-sex marriage in U.S. history. Repeats Wed 6/17, 2:30 am

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Independent Lens: God Loves Uganda

God Loves Uganda

Thursday, June 18 at 10:30 p.m.

 Inspired by his own African American Baptist roots, director Roger Ross Williams explores a place where religion and African culture intersect, with some unstable, even violent consequences. Repeats Sat 6/20, 4:00 a.m.

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The Campaign

The Campaign

Saturday, June 20 at 12:00 a.m.

Five ordinary people participate in the campaign to defeat California’s Proposition 8. The film follows their emotional battle to defend same-sex marriage, a battle that changes each of them in the process.

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Independent Lens: The Graduates/Los Graduados

The Graduates

Saturday, September 19 at 11:30 p.m.

 A two-hour film examines the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring students who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population.

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Independent Lens: The New Black

The New Black

Sunday, June 21 at 11:00 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: Love free or Die

Love Free or Die

Sunday, June 21 at 12:00 a.m.

The documentary explores the struggles and triumphs of Gene Robinson, the first openly gay elected bishop in the Episcopal church. The film examines 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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Out in the Night

Out in the Night

Monday, June 22 at 10:00 p.m.

Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a 'Gang of Killer Lesbians'. Repeats Wed 6/24, 2:30 a.m.; Sat 6/27, 4:30 a.m.

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Independent Lens: How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

Sunday, June 28 at 12:00 a.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: Playwright: From Page to Stage

Playwright: From Page to Stage

Sunday, June 28 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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Frontline: Growing Up Trans

Frontline: Growing Up Trans

Tuesday, June 30 at 10:00 p.m.

 Explore the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Through moving, personal stories of children, parents and doctors, the film examines new medical interventions increasingly being offered at younger ages.

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