KCET Celebrates LGBT Pride Month with Special Programming Throughout June | KCET
KCET Celebrates LGBT Pride Month with Special Programming Throughout June
BURBANK, CA - May 29, 2014 - In honor of LGBT Pride Month, KCET, the nation's
largest independent public television station serving Southern and Central
California, will broadcast four fascinating documentaries during the
month of June which recognize the diversity of this community and highlight the
significant impact that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
and Transgender individuals have had on the world.
I AM - Monday, June 2, at 9 p.m.
Having lost the opportunity to come out to her own mother, an Indian
lesbian filmmaker, now living in the U.S., travels across India to meet with
parents of other gay and lesbian South Asians. This personal and revealing film
journeys to a country where being gay was, until very recently, a criminal and
punishable offense. It is a film about a
contemporary and relevant social justice issue that questions assumptions and
brings new international dialogue around sexuality and human rights.
THE CAMPAIGN - Saturday, June 14, at 8 p.m.
Heartbreaking and inspiring, THE CAMPAIGN is a human drama that follows
ordinary people compelled by a passionate belief in equality to go far beyond
their everyday selves. They're caught in the political firestorm of one of the
largest social issue campaign the U.S. has ever seen: the campaign to defeat
California's Proposition 8 and to defend same-sex marriage. The passage of Prop
8 was a great shock to many, not only in California but across the nation and
around the world. By reaching beyond the issues to follow strong characters,
the film holds universal themes and appeal: the mixed emotions of family
relationships, self-empowerment through activism, and the struggle in deciding
how much of oneself to sacrifice for the cause.
A PLACE TO LIVE: THE STORY OF TRIANGLE SQUARE - Thursday, June 19, at 10
What does it mean to be a gay senior citizen
trying to survive on limited resources in America? This documentary explores
this issue by chronicling the development and construction of Triangle Square
Hollywood in Hollywood, California - the country's first affordable housing
facility for seniors.
QUESTION ONE - Friday, June 20, at 9 p.m.
QUESTION ONE is a probing and insightful look at one of the most bitterly
divisive and issues facing our nation today - same sex marriage. Award-winning
journalists Joe Fox and James Nubile got unprecedented access to cover both
sides of Maine's historic 2009 marriage referendum election. The result is a
searing documentary that brings us up-close and personal to one election that
tore a state apart and was instrumental in shaping the national landscape of
this fast evolving civil rights issue.
On-air, online and in the
community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and 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. Throughout its 50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major
awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its
national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and
children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website,
kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional
information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming
schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of
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