June 2017 - LGBT Pride Month

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Suicide Kale (Credit: Frameline)

In June, KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community with a special Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month programming lineup on KQED Public Television.

Premiere dates are listed below. Please click on each program for additional airdates and information.


Saturday, 6/3

Vicious (Credit: Gary Moyes, PBS)

11pm Vicious “Gym”
Feeling unfit, Freddie and Stuart sign up for an expensive gym membership.

11:30pm Vicious “Ballroom”
The gang decides to join Ash and Jess at a ballroom dancing class. Nimble on his feet, Stuart quickly becomes teacher's pet, leaving Freddie in a huff.


Sunday, 6/18
10:30pm Boy in the Dress
Twelve-year-old Dennis has to find a way to return to school, after being expelled for wearing a dress, and uncovers some secrets on the way.

11:35pm Decoding Alan Turing
This documentary centers on the life of Alan Turing, a brilliant Cambridge mathematician whose work on computable numbers formed the basis of today’s programmable computers.

Monday, 6/19
10pm Independent Lens “Real Boy” (NEW)
Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a transgender teenager with dreams of musical stardom.

Tuesday, 6/20
11pm Alfredo’s Fire
In 1998, Alfredo Ormando, an unknown gay writer from Sicily, shocked the world by lighting himself on fire in St. Peter's Square.

Friday, 6/23
8pm Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories “Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria”
Meet the former prostitutes, drag entertainers, police officers, ministers and neighborhood activists who played a part in the events leading up to the 1966 Compton's Cafeteria riot.

10pm Suicide Kale (NEW)
Filmed in just five days with an intimate cast and crew of queer women of color, Suicide Kale is a tale of two couples, one brunch and a mysterious suicide note.

Saturday, 6/24
11:30pm Vicious “Stag Do”
Freddie feels under pressure from Stuart to land a major new acting role.

Tuesday, 6/27
7pm Maria Hinojosa: One-On-One “Jarrett Barrios”
Maria Hinojosa speaks with Jarrett Barrios, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

Wednesday, 6/28
7pm The Committee
This documentary highlights the scare tactics used by the little-known Florida Legislative Investigation Committee (also known as the Johns Committee) in its attempt to root out homosexuality and communism on state campuses between 1956 and 1965.

Friday, 6/30
8pm Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories “Desert Migration” (NEW)
Meet a group of HIV positive men who migrated to Palm Springs, California, in the hope of finding a healing desert oasis.

10pm Alzheimer’s: A Love Story (NEW)
This moving documentary beautifully captures one couple's intimate struggle with a disease that indiscriminately impacts millions of elders.

10:19pm Passing (NEW)
This short documentary profiles the lives of three men of color who have undergone gender transition from female to male.

Gaysians (Credit: Frameline)

10:43pm Gaysians (NEW)
Gaysians is an exploration of family, immigration and language through the voices of five queer and trans Asian Americans from New York City.


Friday, 6/16
10am Denial: The Dad That Wanted to Save the World (NEW)
The efforts of the CEO of a Vermont electric to reshape America's energy grid shifts into a study of gender identify when a staggering family secret is revealed.

Wednesday, 6/28

The Campaign (Credit: Jhanvi Shriram)

10am The Campaign
Heartbreaking and inspiring, this program follows ordinary people compelled by a passionate belief in equality to goes far beyond their everyday selves.


Wednesday, 6/21
8pm Rex Ray: How to Make A Rex Ray
Joshua Hassel’s film offers a journey inside the mind of contemporary artist Rex Ray.

Wednesday, 6/28
7pm History Detectives “Korean War Letter, Diana, Lookout Mt. Painting”
The episode includes a search for the author of Diana: A Strange Biography — perhaps the first widely published and true lesbian autobiography.

KQED World

Saturday, 6/3
9am Doc World “Out Run”
As leader of the world's only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress.

Wednesday, 6/7
5am America ReFramed “Broken Heart Land”
Against the backdrop of a town bitterly divided on the issue of homosexuality, Zack Harrington’s grief-stricken parents, both conservative Republicans and military veterans, are forced to reconcile their own social and political beliefs with their son's death.

Thursday, 6/8

Out in the Night (Credit: Lyric Cabral)

5am POV “Out in the Night”
A group of African American lesbians were charged with attempted murder when they fought back after being threatened. Their case reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in the criminal justice system.

6am Independent Lens “The New Black”
Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, this film takes an intimate look at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.

Sunday, 6/11
6pm Reel South “Deep Run”
Exiled by family and rejected by an ex, 17-year-old Jasmine finds new love and the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed transgender man.

Tuesday, 6/13
5am Independent Lens “Kumu Hina”
Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe,

Wednesday, 6/14
5am America ReFramed “Before You Know It”
With humor and candor, this program celebrates the bold and brave lives of active gay senior citizens who have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes.

Thursday, 6/15
6am Independent Lens “Limited Partnership”
Decades before the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and, over the course of 40 years, took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.

Saturday, 6/17
5am The Day It Snowed in Miami
This documentary traces the political activism behind an equal-rights statute in Miami, and how it galvanized the gay rights movement in Florida and beyond.

Wednesday, 6/21
5am America ReFramed “Romeo, Romeo”
Eye opening, heartbreaking and funny, "Romeo, Romeo" is an intimate portrait of a modern marriage, documenting the journey of Lexy and Jessica's attempt to conceive.

6:30am Facing Fear
In this Academy Award–nominated short documentary, worlds collide when a former neo-Nazi skinhead and the gay victim of his hate crime attack meet by chance 25 years after the incident.

Thursday, 6/22
5am Anyone and Everyone
This documentary tells the stories of families from Utah to North Carolina and Wyoming to New York, all connected by a common thread — a gay child.

Saturday, 6/24
6:30am POV “From This Day Forward”
Meet an American family coping with one of life's most intimate transformations

KQED 9 is available over the air on DT9.1, 54.2 and 25.1 and via most cable systems on Channel 9. It is on XFINITY cable from Comcast (Channels 9 SD and 709 HD) and on Wave (Channels 9 SD and 164 HD). It can also be found on DIRECTV and DISH satellite systems (Channels 9 SD and HD).

KQED Plus is available over the air on Channels 54, DT54.1, 9.2 and 25.2, and via many cable and satellite systems on either channel 10 or 54. It is on XFINITY cable from Comcast (Channels 10 SD, and 710 HD) and on DIRECTV (Channel 54 SD and HD) and DISH (Channel 54, SD only) satellite systems.

This schedule also lists programs airing on KQED Life (XFINITY 189, Channel 54.3) and KQED World (XFINITY 190, Channel 9.3 & 54.5).