Celebrate Pride Month with Austin PBS

Posted on Jun 1, 2022

Join Austin PBS as we celebrate the history and contributions of our LGBTQ+ community in a series of broadcast programming honoring Pride Month in June.

Friday, June 3

7:30 p.m. 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 6

9 p.m. Independent Lens: “Cured”

When homosexuality was considered a mental illness to be "cured," renegade LGBTQ+ activists fought a powerful psychiatry establishment that had things dangerously backwards.

Tuesday, June 7

10:30 p.m. The Committee

THE COMMITTEE is a documentary film about the little-known Florida Legislative Investigative Committee of the State Legislature from 1956-1965. Florida Senator Charley Johns chaired the committee, and its aim was to root out communist and homosexual teachers and students from state universities. It was successful in either firing or expelling more than 200 suspected gay and lesbian citizens. The film features two North Florida survivors (Rev. Ruth Jensen-Forbell and Chuck Woods) and one interrogator (John Tileston) who have never before spoken publicly about their experiences without anonymity. It culminates in a 50-year reunion between survivor and interrogator.

Monday, June 13

9 p.m. Independent Lens: “Made In Boise”

Go inside the lives of four surrogates in Boise, Idaho and the intended parents whose children they carry - gay couples, single men and infertile couples. Follows the women as they navigate the rigors of pregnancy and the mixed feelings of their own families, who struggle to understand.

Tuesday, June 14

10 p.m. Prideland

Follow queer actor Dyllon Burnside on a journey across the South to meet diverse members of the LGBTQ community. From a lesbian rodeo champ in Texas to an African American mayor ally in Alabama, he discovers how LGBTQ Americans are finding ways to live authentically and with Pride in the modern South.

Friday, June 17

8 p.m. L.A: A Queer History “Culture & Criminalization”

From artists who helped shape early Hollywood to the male/female impersonators in the "pansy clubs", early Hollywood becomes a Queer destination for people wanting a new life. Early LGBTQ culture and community begins to take shape just as the post WW2 era sparks widespread criminalization.

9 p.m. L.A: A Queer History “Protests & Parades”

Despite adversity, gay and lesbian organizing begins. Publications, protests and uprisings spring up, leading to the country's first Pride Parade, LGBTQ Social Services, the first "Gay City" and an eventual national Civil Rights Movement.

Tuesday, June 21

10 p.m. Queer Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley, known as the high tech capital of the world, has had a profound impact on the LGBTQ+ movement in the United States. In Queer Silicon Valley, a new one hour documentary from Bob Gliner (We're Still Here, Schools That Change Communities, Walk the Walk) and Ken Yeager, the rich history of the LGBTQ+ Community's challenges and successes in Silicon Valley is traced through an ethnically diverse range of voices. From its early beginnings in a 1970s vibrant bar scene through the challenges posed by AIDS and the religious right, the fight for political representation and marriage equality, to what it was like to come out in the high tech industry, QUEER SILICON VALLEY casts a fresh lens on a not well known but significant history.