Arizona PBS Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ Pride month, marking the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots and celebrating the impact of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. Explore our collection of related programs airing on Arizona PBS throughout the month of June.

 

American Masters
“Ballerina Boys”
Friday, June 4 at 8 p.m.

Discover Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks), an all-male company that for 45 years has offered audiences their passion for ballet classics mixed with exuberant comedy. With every step they poke fun at their strictly gendered art form.

Prideland
Friday, June 4 at 9 p.m.

Follow queer actor Dyllón Burnside on a journey to discover how LGBTQ Americans are finding ways to live authentically and with pride in the modern South.

Out in Rural America
Friday, June 4 at 11:30 p.m.

a film that explores the struggles and joys of being a part of the LGBTQ community in rural America. Following five stories from the LGBTQ+ community over a six-year period, the film explores the issues of self-doubt, discrimination, acceptance, and small-town and Midwestern LGBTQ+ life from a cultural, social, familial, and religious perspective.

Melissa Etheridge: This Is M.E. Live in LA
Saturday, June 5 at 9 p.m.

Join the American rock icon and her band as they perform on the final night of her 2014 national tour at the historic Orpheum in Los Angeles. The set includes songs from her This is M.E. album as well as many of her classic hits.

Murder in Montrose: The Paul Broussard Legacy

Friday, June 18 at 11:30 p.m.

Paul Broussard, a 27-year-old gay man, was murdered on the streets of Houston in 1991—sparking a deafening outcry. The crime was as a wake-up call to the harassment experienced by the LGBTQ community. This documentary explores the aftermath of this pivotal event: civil unrest, hate crime legislation, victim’s rights, and political activism. Houston and the nation would never be the same.

Us on Masterpiece
Monday, June 20 and 28 at 8 p.m.

A family holiday across Europe – what could go wrong? Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves star in an adaptation of David Nicholls’ bestselling novel.

The Lavender Scare
Friday, June 25 at 11:30 p.m.

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.

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American Experience “The Polio Crusade”

Discover the story of a disease that gripped the nation in fear, leaving thousands paralyzed - and the ardent crusader who fought against it.

Nova “Eagle Power”

With intimate access to a new bald eagle family, NOVA takes you into the nest to witness the drama of chicks struggling to survive.

Professor T

Professor T's first few days in a tough and unfamiliar new environment are a disaster, but will he cooperate with the efforts of his friends and family to help him? From Walter Presents, in Flemish with English subtitles.