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|KQED Public Broadcasting Celebrates
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month In June|
More Than Forty LGBT-Related Television and Radio Programs to Air
Six Local Heroes to Receive Accolades in Awards Ceremony on June 16
San Francisco, California, May 24, 2004 -- This June, KQED Public Broadcasting proudly celebrates the culture, history, and political and artistic expressions of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender experience in the United States. This month-long commemoration includes special programming and an event honoring six outstanding local leaders who have given their time, creativity, and passion to the LGBT community.
The special evening of recognition, hosted by KQED Public Broadcasting and Kaiser Permanente, takes place on Wednesday, June 16 at the KQED Broadcasting Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be live entertainment and an awards ceremony. The six honorees have been chosen based upon their commitment and contributions to their local communities and the Bay Area community at large.
The 2004 LGBT honorees are: Larry Brinking and Cynthia Goldstein (San Francisco Human Rights Commission, LGBT and HIV Unit); Stephen Kellogg (Gay Men's Buddhist Sangha); Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin (Lesbian Activists); and Willie Walker (GLBT Historical Society).
KQED will feature over 40 television and radio programs that focus on LGBT themes and issues throughout the month of June. Highlights include:
Program listings and descriptions for June can be found in the KQED Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month Guide, which also lists Bay Area resources pertaining to the LGBT community. Look online at www.kqed.org/heritage. For more information on digital channels and schedules, please check www.kqed.org/dtv.
- In P.O.V.'s Scout's Honor, a remarkable 12-year old Boy Scout launched a grassroots campaign to overturn the Boy Scouts' anti-Gay policy.
Airs Tuesday, June 1 at 10:00 p.m. on KQED Public Television 9 and again on KQED Encore on Wednesday, June 2, at 9 p.m. and various other times. For more information on digital channels and schedules, please check www.kqed.org/dtv.
- The rainbow flag has become a powerful symbol of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender pride worldwide. Rainbow Pride is the story behind the colorful backdrop to the rising pride movement.
Airs Friday, June 18 at 9:00 p.m. on KQED Public Television 9 and again on KQED Encore on Saturday, June 19, at 8 p.m. and various other times, and Sunday, June 20, at noon; and on KQED World Saturday, June 19, at 3 p.m. and Sunday, June 20, at 4 p.m. For more information on digital channels and schedules, please check www.kqed.org/dtv.
- In a look at the timely issue of legalizing marriage for same-sex couples in America, I Can't Marry You profiles 20 diverse Gay and Lesbian couples in long-term, committed relationships. This documentary is narrated by Betty DeGeneres, the mother of Ellen DeGeneres.
Airs Sunday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m. on KQED Public Television 9 and repeats Wednesday, June 30 at 11:00 p.m.
- Over the Rainbow: Life on the Road to Assimilation takes a critical look at "gay identity" and asks the question: How do Gays and Lesbians achieve equality without losing their identities?
Airs Wednesday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m. on KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM and KQEI 89.3 FM in Sacramento.
- At a time in which Gay marriage and domestic partnerships are very much in the news, The eX Files: Stories of Gay Divorce examines the personal journeys of Gay couples who are no longer together.
Airs Wednesday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. on KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM and KQEI 89.3 FM in Sacramento.
Kaiser Permanente, founded in 1945, is a non-profit integrated health care organization, with physicians, nurses and staff working in collaboration to provide high quality care to patients and address the health care needs of communities served by the organization. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region serves almost 3.2 million members. It includes 5,000 physicians in The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) and about 54,000 employees. The region has 19 major medical centers. In 2004, Kaiser Permanente will devote more than $300 million to enhance the health and well-being of Northern California communities.
KQED Public Broadcasting operates KQED Public Television 9, one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during prime-time, and KQED's digital television channels, which include KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life and KQED Kids; KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service (88.5 FM in San Francisco and 89.3 FM in Sacramento); KQED.org, one of the most visited station sites in Public Broadcasting; and KQED Education Network, which brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and media professionals through workshops, seminars and resources.