KCET Celebrates Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual (LGBT) Pride Month in June

Burbank, CA -- May 24, 2013 - Throughout June, KCET will feature inspiring documentaries in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual (LGBT) Pride month. These programs bring awareness and understanding about the LGBT experience in America and other countries while highlighting the individuals and groups that have made an impact in this community.

Inlaws & Outlaws - Wednesday, June 12 at 9 p.m.

This award-winning documentary weaves together the true stories of couples and singles, gay and straight, to embrace what we have in common: love. While timely and topical, the film dispenses with the politics and judgments that often divide us and focuses, instead, on the experiences of everyday storytellers -ages 4 to 80. The feature is accompanied by a short, "Just Marriage: From Outlaws to Inlaws". As the topic of same-sex marriage has moved center stage over the past eight years, so too have the lives of Inlaws & Outlaws' subjects. Filmmaker and storyteller Drew Emery carries the stories to the present in an engaging companion to the feature.

I Am - Wednesday, June 19 at 9 p.m.

What would you do if you found out that your child is gay? Having lost the opportunity to come out to her own mother, an Indian lesbian filmmaker, now living in the US, travels across India to meet with parents of other gay and lesbian South Asians. I Am is a personal and revealing film that journeys to a country where being gay was until very recently a criminal and punishable offence. With daring determination and humor, parents in India share untold stories of their gay and lesbian children that have thus far remained in the realm of secrecy and silence. This innovative film reflects a challenge that is facing a global community and addresses the relevant social justice issue that questions assumptions and brings new international dialogue around sexuality and human rights.

United In Anger - Wednesday, June 26 at 9 p.m.

United in Anger combines startling archival footage that puts the audience on the ground with the activists and the remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project to explore ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) from a grassroots perspective. It shares how a small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each other's lives. The film takes the viewer through the planning and execution of a half dozen exhilarating major actions, including: Seize Control of the FDA; Stop the Church; and Day of Desperation, with a timeline of many of the other zaps and actions that forced the U.S. government and mainstream media to deal with the AIDS crisis. This documentary reveals the group's complex culture - meetings, affinity groups, and approaches to civil disobedience mingle with profound grief, sexiness, and the incredible energy of ACT UP.

A Family Like Mine - Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 p.m.

This mini documentary explores the life and experiences of children growing up with same sex parents in a society where homosexuality is a constant topic of controversy. Katherine Kearns, the director of the film, shares her own account of growing up as an adopted child of a single gay man, and exposes the stories of others who were raised by LGBT couples. A Family Like Mine captures the hardships and blessings of growing up with gay parents and highlights that although the family structures featured are unconventional, one key thing they have in common with the traditional family structure is the love they share for their children.

 

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