Pride Month is observed every June in the United States to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a flashpoint for the gay liberation movement. Here is a sample of programming from television networks and other media platforms, organizations and communities.
The premium cable network will offer more than 50 hours of LGBTQ + programming, including Xy Chelsea, Same Sex America, Beyond the Opposite Sex, L Word Mississippi: Hate Sin and Semper Fi; select episodes from Desus & Mero; and the first seasons of The L Word, The L Word: Generation Q, Queer as Folk, Work in Progress and couple therapy.
The WarnerMedia streamer launches its Shine On spotlight page, which honors and recognizes its library of LGBTQIA + stories, characters and creators. A list of curations that will be included on the page is here.
Discovery’s streaming service will launch season 6 of RuPaul All Stars Drag Race June 24. He will also bow for the sixth season of aftershow RuPaul’s Drag race: Not returned! Both leave their original domicile at VH1.
First LGBTQ + digital cable television network to feature McDonald’s House of Pride, a variety special hosted by Manilla Luzon, Shar Jossel and Ryan Mitchell on June 6 and “Can’t Cancel Pride,” a virtual benefit for the LGBTQ + Community presented by iHeartMedia and P&G. The latter will feature performances and appearances through performances and appearances Bebe Rexha, Brothers Osborne, Busy Phillips, Demi Lovato, Gus Kenworthy, Hayley Kiyoko, Jennifer Hudson, JoJo Siwa, Lil Nas X, Marshmello, MJ Rodriguez, Nina West, P! NK, Ricky Martin, Regard, Troye Sivan, Tate McRae and more.
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America’s First and Largest SVOD LGBTQ + Video TV Channel Celebrates Pride Month with Programs Including the First Shemale Exclusive Slay Model Search First Model Contest (June 11), a ‘Pride Edition’ of Food Fetish with celebrity chef and restaurateur Susan Feniger (June 18) and No goodbye, a short film about love in a concentration camp, starring 92-year-old Holocaust survivor David Lenga (June 4).
NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language Cable Network Celebrates Pride Month with Celebrando el Mes del Orgullo (Celebrate Pride Month), a campaign to support the LGBTQ + Latino community, celebrate their journeys and raise awareness of the challenges that remain for their progress. The campaign will feature stories from inspiring community members making a difference and will begin on June 1.
The cable network shares stories of community leaders, friends, families and creators who are proud of the LGBTQ + flag. Movies include Jack & Yaya, Little Miss Westie and Mom Gloria and Visual portraits.
The five-day event presented by OutFest June 4-8 features episodic queer TV to connect fans with all things LGBTQIA on TV and streaming. It offers free panel discussions and exclusive premieres for members with talent from LGBTQIA + programs. Panels RuPaul’s Drag Race, Clarice, The L Word: Generation, David Makes Man, Tout va bien, Star Trek: Discovery and Love, Victor. See the full range here.
NewFest’s summer series runs virtually June 4-7, showcasing six new feature films, a short film schedule, and a handful of LGBTQ-focused panels and special events, including a live virtual fundraiser from The revenge of a blonde to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary.
City of Los Angeles
Civic leaders including board member Mitch O’Farrell, one of LA’s three openly gay elected officials, kicked off the annual celebration on May 27 and hosted two other events: Black LGBTQ + Community Activists for Change (11:10 a.m. June) and a performance by Snehal Desai & East West Players (11 a.m. June 24).
OutLoud: raising voices
A three-day concert scheduled for June 4-6 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted by Adam Lambert will bring together the region’s LGBTQ + community and allied supporters for a long-awaited homecoming celebration that will also give back to charities and the city of pride. partners across the country. The lineup includes Sofi Tukker, Daya, Hayley Kiyoko and Bronze Avery, with special appearances from Angelica Ross, Conchita, Geena Rocero, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Valentina Sampaio, Yungblud and Whoopi Goldberg. You can watch the live stream here, and the full range is below: