Celebrate LGBT Pride Month with KQED at these upcoming community events and screenings.
|KQED CELEBRATES PRIDE MONTH WITH A SPECIAL FILM SCREENING
Join KQED, Community Cinema, Spectrum Queer Media, Gay-Straight Alliance Network and the African American Art and Culture Complex for a special free screening of The New Black from Independent Lens. Centered on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, the award-winning documentary tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with gay rights issues in light of the recent gay marriage movement.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014, at 6pm
FREE | RSVP NOW
|KQED AND LYRIC CELEBRATE LGBTQQI YOUTH
KQED and Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center (LYRIC) celebrate Pride Month and our Local heroes with a family-friendly event. Emceed by Mia Tu Mutch, the fun-filled evening will feature resource tables, a live performance by Still Here, a poetry reading by Yosimar Reyes and music by DJ Matthew J. Light snacks will be provided.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014, at 6-8:30pm
FREE | RSVP NOW
|CELEBRATING PRIDE WITH STORIES AND MUSIC
Join KQED and StoryCorps for a night of storytelling, music and celebration. StoryCorps founder Davey Isay will be on hand to launch StoryCorps OutLoud, a multiyear initiative dedicated to recording and preserving LGBTQ stories across American. OutLoud honors the stories of those who lived before 1969 Stonewall uprisings, celebrates the lives of LGBTQ youth and amplifies the voices of those most often excluded from the historical record.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014, at 7-10pm
KQED and Union Bank are proud to honor local heroes doing outstanding work in the LGBT community.
|Cassie Blume serves as program coordinator for the LGBTQ Youth Space, a program of Family and Children services of Silicon Valley. Under Cassie’s leadership, the LGBTQ Youth Space has been a place of safety and support for hundreds of youth throughout the Santa Clara County. Extensive outreach and education services as well as a youth driven drop-in center in downtown San Jose, the Youth Space offers young people a safe place to socialize, get support from on-site counselors and become empowered to change their community for better.|
|Seth Kilbourn has been executive director of Openhouse since 2008. Since then, Seth has more than doubled the capacity of the organization to advance its mission of providing housing, services and community programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. Construction is set to begin in October on a long awaited LGBT-welcoming senior housing complex in San Francisco. Seth’s commitment to diversity and his expansive vision of the future ensures that Openhouse will continue to build the community connections that are essential determinants of a healthy future for all of us.|
LGBT PRIDE PROGRAMS ON KQED PUBLIC TELEVISION
This film chronicles the transformation of the National AIDS Memorial Grove, seven-acres hidden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, from a neglected eyesore to landscaped sanctuary to national memorial.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014, at 6pm on KQED 9
|THE NEW BLACK
See how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.
Sun, Jun 15, at 11pm on KQED 9
|TRULY CA: STAGE LEFT: A STORY OF THEATER IN SAN FRANCISCO
Experimentation and political consciousness have become hallmarks of San Francisco’s theater community. This film is a colorful history if the influential and outrageous theatrical innovations of Bay Area artists.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014, at 11pm
To learn more about KQED’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Local Hero program, please visit http://www.kqed.org/community/heritage/lgbt/.