Celebrate Pride Month this June on Arizona with episodes that explore the LGBTQ experience.
We’ll Meet Again “Coming Out”
Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m.
Join Ann Curry as those whose lives were changed by the early days of the gay rights movement reunite. 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. Watch online.
Stonewall Uprising: American Experience
Tuesday, June 11, at 8 p.m.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, explore the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement. Hunted and often entrapped by undercover police in their hometowns, gays from around the U.S. began fleeing to New York in search of a sanctuary. Hounded there by an aggressive police force, they found refuge in the Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village. When police raided Stonewall on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: They fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived. Watch online.
Terrence McNally: American Masters
Sunday, June 16, at 2 p.m.
Explore four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s six groundbreaking decades in theater. The film delves into McNally’s pursuit of love and inspiration, LGBTQ activism, triumph over addiction and the power of the arts to transform society. Watch online.
The Lavender Scare
Tuesday, June 18, at 8 p.m.
Explore the little-known story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire all employees suspected of being homosexual. In 1953, President Eisenhower declared gay men and lesbians to be a threat to the security of the country and therefore unfit for government service. Over the next four decades, tens of thousands of government workers would lose their jobs for no reason other than their sexual orientation. But the government’s actions had an unintended effect: They inadvertently helped ignite the gay rights movement. See more.