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.

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Out in Rural America

Out in Rural America

A film that explores the struggles and joys of being lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and genderqueer in rural America. Following five stories from the LGBTQ+ community over six years, 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.

Friday, June 4, at 10:00 p.m.

 

Becoming Johanna

Becoming Johanna

When Johanna, a 16-year-old transgender Latina, begins her transition and gets kicked out of her home and school, she finds a foster family who loves her and a supportive school principal who helps her graduate and thrive.

Monday, June 14, at 10:30 p.m.

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Expect a Miracle

“Expect a Miracle,” is the dual story of the AIDS crisis in San Diego and Fraternity House – the only hospice in North San Diego County that took patients near death to give them a safe place to die with dignity and love. The riveting film centers on a handful of everyday people who became heroes.

Monday, June 21, at 10:00 p.m.

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Check out these POV titles and more, streaming on pbs.org and by downloading the PBS app.

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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Muxes

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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