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Celebrate Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month this June and every day with WPSU! Explore a special collection of films, series and short stories that explore the LGBTQ experience in the United States and around the world.


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Trans in the Eyes of God

In a special three-part series listen to personal stories of transgender people of faith and where they are finding spiritual homes among America’s religious traditions. The series is hosted by Rev. David Wynn, a transgender Christian pastor in Texas, who speaks with people of faith from around the world about their journeys as transgender individuals. This series is made possible, in part by, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity at Penn State.

Part One: Toni Newman
Friday, June 11, 8:00 p.m.

Part Two: Yvonne Taylor
Friday, June 18, 8:00 p.m.

Part Three: Joy Ladin, Mesma Belsare and Michelle Brooker
Friday, June 25, 8:00 p.m.


Kim Ruocco

Take Note: Suicide Prevention and Postvention

Kim Ruocco is the Vice President of Suicide Prevention and Postvention for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, better known as TAPS, talks about suicide rates among active duty and veteran populations, the comprehensive, peer-based program she’s spent a decade building for TAPS, and about how her own loss experience inspired this work.

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Jason Doll

Take Note: Suicide Risk for Veterinary Professionals

Dr. Jason Doll is a veterinarian with a special interest in end-of-life and palliative care. Dr. Doll talked with WPSU’s Lindsey Whissel Fenton about the suicide crisis in veterinary medicine, the stressors that contribute to it, and about the organizations working to provide education and support.

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Golden Gate Bridge

Surviving A Suicide Attempt off the Golden Gate Bridge

Kevin Hines became one of the few people to survive a leap off the Golden Gate Bridge when he attempted suicide in 2000 at the age of 19. Now he’s an advocate for mental health issues and suicide prevention. We revisit a conversation Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson had with Hines in 2014.

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Scouts Honor

POV: Scout’s Honor

To be physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight — this is the Boy Scout pledge. Since 1910, millions of boys have joined. But today, if you are openly gay, you can’t. Witness how a 12-year-old Boy Scout named Steven Cozza launches a campaign to overturn the Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy. From Petaluma, California to the Supreme Court, the film chronicles a modern interpretation of the scouting ideals of courage and honor.

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Memories of a Penitent Heart

POV: Memories of a Penitent Heart

Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo suspected that there was something ugly in her family’s past. Memories of a Penitent Heart excavates a buried conflict around her uncle Miguel, who died at a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin. As she searches for Miguel’s partner decades later, the film — both a love story and a tribute — offers a cautionary tale of how faith can be used and abused in times of crisis.

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Another Hayride

POV: Another Hayride

As the AIDS epidemic took hold in the early 1980s, self-help guru Louise Hay created a space for healing called the Hayride. Drawing hundreds of gay men confronting a deadly pandemic, Louise promised that self-love would help them overcome AIDS.

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POV: Muxes

In the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán, Mexico, the world is not divided simply into men and women. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, which they call “muxes”—men who consider themselves women and live in a socially sanctioned limbo between the two genders.

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Reluctantly Queer

POV: Reluctantly Queer

A young gay man from Ghana struggles to reconcile his sexuality and love for his mother through a series of letters in this deceptively simple yet powerful piece.

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