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Celebrate LGBTQ Month Throughout June on KCET and PBS SoCal

KCET and PBS SoCal celebrate June 2019 LGBTQ Month with a slate of special programming, from "Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life," which examines the life and career of Tony Award-winning writer Terrence McNally, to "To A More Perfect Union," a documentary about two unlikely heroes – octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan – on their quest for federal benefits for same-sex couples. Each special explores a variety of stories within the LGBTQ community as well as the barriers they fight to break through every day. 

See the full June line-up below:

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Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life
Friday, June 14, 9:30 p.m. on PBS SoCal

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The new documentary lifts the curtain on the life, career and inspirations of the complicated and brilliant Emmy- and four-time Tony Award-winning writer Terrence McNally. Watch Preview.

 

To A More Perfect Union
Tuesday, June 18, 9:00 p.m. on KCET

   

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A documentary that tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely heroes – octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice: Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate tax bill upon the death of her spouse because the federal government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples - and Edie's spouse was a woman. Deeply offended by this lack of recognition of her more than forty-year relationship with the love of her life, Edie decided to sue the United States government – and won. Watch Preview.        

 

The Lavender Scare
Tuesday, June 18, 9:00 p.m. on PBS SoCal

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Learn the untold story of how tens of thousands of homosexual federal workers were either fired or denied employment in the 1950s, stirring outrage in the gay community and starting an LGBTQ rights movement with an unlikely hero at the forefront. Watch Preview.

Considering Matthew Shepard
Tuesday, June 18, 10:00 p.m. on KCET​

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In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard was beaten, tortured, and left to die. Twenty years later his legacy is remembered in a unique production that uses music, poetry and interviews and to explore a pivotal time in our history. As a response to this hate crime, Matthew's story is placed into the context of a passion story presented as a three-part oratorio, bringing new depth to a harrowing story of loss and highlighting the role of art and how we react to tragedy. At the heart of this production is the renowned composer Craig Hella Johnson and the Grammy Award-winning choral group Conspirare. Watch Preview.

 

The Gospel of Eureka
Monday, June 24, 10:00 p.m. on PBS SoCal

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The spotlight is beaming on drag shows and a passion play in an Arkansas town. The Gospel of Eureka takes a personal and often comical look at negotiating differences between religion and belief through performance, political action and partnership. With verve, humor and unfailing compassion, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher build unexpected bridges between religious faith and sexual orientation. Watch Preview.

The Year We Thought About Love
Tuesday, June 25, 9:00 p.m. on KCET

 

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A Boston-based theater company transforms daily LGBTQ struggles into performance for social change. With wit, candor, and attitude, the cast of characters captivates audiences surprised to hear such stories in school settings. Watch Preview.

 

Moscone: A Legacy of Change
Tuesday, June 25, 10:00 p.m. on KCET
 

Moscone A Legacy of Change

This documentary chronicles the life of George Moscone, California legislator and mayor of San Francisco, whose life was cut tragically short by an assassin's bullet 40 years ago. Watch Preview.      

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