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What to Watch During Pride Month on KCTS 9

This June, we're honoring LGBTQ history and culture with special programs, television episodes and documentaries.

May 9, 2019

June is Pride Month, honoring LGBTQ history and culture. We’re celebrating Pride with special programs all month long! Episodes of KCTS 9 shows and documentaries will showcase the LGBTQ journey, from championing civil rights issues to honoring LGBTQ icons. Here’s what to watch this Pride Month on KCTS 9.

Stonewall Uprising: American Experience

When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world. Stonewall Uprising airs Tuesday, June 4, at 8:00 p.m.

“Coming Out,” We’ll Meet Again

Ann Curry’s series We’ll Meet Again follows two people whose lives were changed by the early days of the gay rights movement. Tom wants to find the childhood friend who urged him to come out, while Paul seeks a fellow student who inspired him to stand up for his beliefs. “Coming Out,” airs Tuesday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m.

The Day it Snowed in Miami

Thirty-five years ago, as snowflakes prepared to dust palm trees in a city known for its warmth, Miami-Dade County lawmakers unknowingly debated an issue that would ignite a political maelstrom. The seemingly benign ordinance — essentially an addendum to the county's existing anti-discrimination legislation — sought to prohibit discrimination in housing, public accommodations or employment based on the basis of "affectional or sexual preference."

The Day it Snowed in Miami, airing Tuesday, June 11, at 2:00 p.m., follows this ordinance that “set back the gay-rights movement for decades.”

The Committee

The Committee is a documentary film about the little-known Florida Legislative Investigative Committee of the State Legislature from 1956-1965. Florida Senator Charley Johns chaired the committee, and its aim was to root out communist and homosexual teachers and students from state universities. It was successful in either firing or expelling more than 200 suspected gay and lesbian citizens.

The Committee airs Tuesday, June 11, at 3:30 p.m.

Vicious Special,” Vicious

In this special episode of Vicious, chart a year in the life of Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) as they enjoy their inheritance and a birthday. Violet (Frances de la Tour) moves on from her divorce and Ash (Iwan Rheon) arrives with news.

The “Vicious Special” airs Tuesday, June 11, at 4:00 p.m.

Terrence McNally: American Masters

Explore four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally's six groundbreaking decades in theater. The film, airing Monday, June 17, at 10:00 p.m. delves into McNally's pursuit of love and inspiration, LGBTQ activism and triumph over addiction. 

The Lavender Scare

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. The Lavender Scare airs Tuesday, June 18, at 9:00 p.m.

POV: The Gospel of Eureka

The spotlight is beaming on drag shows and a passion play in a small 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. The Gospel of Eureka airs Saturday, June 29, at 11:00 p.m.


Caroline Gerdes

Caroline Gerdes is the social media specialist at Cascade Public Media and a New Orleanian living in Seattle. She was also a National Geographic Young Explorer — which is totally a real job title. She recently published her first book, An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward

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