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