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KCET Celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual Pride Month with Special Programming in June

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Community Advisory Board Member Richard Zaldivar featured in "Orgullo Latino"
about the LGBT Latino Experience.


CA - June 1, 2012 -KCET is pleased to present a month of special programming in
honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride month in June,
bringing awareness and understanding about the LGBT experience in America, and
including prominent LGBT leaders as entertainer Jane Lynch and Richard
Zaldivar, a KCET Community Advisory Board Member and President and founder of
The Wall/Las Memorias Project.

The Life is the longest running television show to feature the faces, voices
and stories shaping the LGBT experience. Produced by In The Life Media, the
series provides audiences with effective ways to advance equality within
and beyond communities.

The Life episode "Orgullo Latino," airing June 18 at 10:30 p.m., captures the
emerging movement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Latinos in the
United States. It explores the complexity of the Latino experience in the
United States with a look at gay and lesbian Latinos who are stepping up to
create change, shatter stereotypes and become leaders within their communities,
including Richard Zaldivar, a KCET Community Advisory Board Member and
President and founder of The Wall/Las Memorias Project.

is an honor to have been featured in 'Orgullo Latino' on In the Life.
 This program is a vital component to educating our nation about the
diverse Latino LGBTQ community and contributes to a greater conversation to the
path to tolerance, human and social justice for all," said Zaldivar.
"I am thrilled that KCET has chosen to air the documentary in its schedule
and continue its mission to be the primary media partner for our multi-cultural

episodes in the series will air Mondays at 12 a.m. beginning June 4.

Claiming The Title:
Gay Olympics On Trial,
airing Sunday,
June 3 at 11 p.m.,
is a documentary that chronicles the story of an
athletic group in San Francisco that tried to hold what they called a "Gay
Olympics." The result was a look into the inner workings of the Court and
the individual justices, real people with human emotions and deeply-held

Forever Home: Going

airing Sunday, June 3 at 11:30 p.m.,
goes behind the remodeling of Iris Harrell and Ann Benson's beautiful home in
Portola Valley, California. Iris, who owns Harrell Remodeling in Mountain View,
has remodeled hundreds of kitchens, bathrooms, and homes for other people over
the years. This time the remodel is for her and Ann. They're celebrating their
legal marriage in California after more than 28 years together. 

A Place To Live: The
Story of Triangle Square,
airing Tuesday,
June 5 at 10 p.m.,
is a documentary that highlights the development and
construction of Triangle Square in Hollywood -- the country's first affordable
housing facility for LGBT senior citizens. 

Georgie Girl, airing Sunday, June 10 at 11 p.m., reveals the story of Georgina Beyer, a
transsexual of Maori descent who was elected in 1999 to represent her
district in New Zealand's National government. Beyer has been a showgirl, a
sex worker and now a politician.

Out in the Silence,
airing June 17 at 11 p.m., follows
the account of a small American town confronting a firestorm of controversy
ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement in the local newspaper. This
gripping documentary illustrates the challenges of being an outsider in a
conservative rural community and the change that is possible when courageous
people break the silence and search from common ground.

Out & Proud in
airing Tuesday, June 19 at 10 p.m.,
charts the history of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
community from the 19th century to the present. Hosted by actress and Chicago
native Jane Lynch, the documentary tells the story of the LGBT citizens who
helped shape the face of a city.


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educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide
range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public
television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®,
duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting
prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people
of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds
of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming,
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