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Celebrate Pride Month this June and everyday with Houston Public Media.

Explore our collection of films, series, radio programs, news articles and more that dive into the LGBTQQIP2SAA experience in the United States and around the world.

LGBTQQIP2SAA

Lesbian

Female-identified person who is sexually and romantically attracted to other women.

Gay

Male-identified person who is sexually and romantically attracted to other men.

Bisexual

Once defined as romantically or sexually attracted to men and women, many bisexuals today say they are attracted to all genders and/or sexes.

Transgender

A person whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex they were assigned at birth.

Queer

An umbrella term that includes all sexual and gender minorities, including those that do not fit into, or reach beyond, the LGBT terms.

Questioning

Someone who is exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

Intersex

People born with anatomy or chromosomal makeup that doesn’t correspond to male or female.

Pansexual

Can be attracted to members of all gender identities and biological sexes.

Two Spirit

A term some indigenous people use to describe their gender, sexual or spiritual identity.

Asexual

Does not experience sexual attraction, but can have a romantic, emotional, or aesthetic attraction to another person.

Ally

Does not identify as LGBTQ, but supports the rights and safety of those who do.

Click on each letter for a definition of each term.

I SEE U with Eddie Robinson

Hosted by Houston Public Media’s Eddie Robinson, I SEE U explores cultural identity through the stories of people and places that have been transformed by the effects of long-standing biases.

I SEE U with Eddie Robinson

Host Eddie Robinson explores fatherhood through surrogacy as a single, gay man and takes us on a personal, yet emotional journey in fulfilling a promise to his own dad who died unexpectedly.

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse

Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day’s most important and pressing issues.

Town Square with Ernie Manouse

Children who grow up in the public eye may struggle to find who they are under the watchful, and often judgmental, eye of the public.

For Chaz Bono, that struggle was heightened by the incredible fame of his parents and by the knowledge that he was different – that he was a little boy in the body of a little girl. The acting was one of the first ways he understood what he truly was.

“At the time I didn’t know what was going on with me,” said Bono. “But in my senior year, in our big production that we do there, I got cast in a male role and it was the first time that I ever felt like I really knew what I was doing.”

Bono publicly announced his intention to transition from female to male at age 41, which he documented on Becoming Chaz in 2011, as a way to control the narrative of his own life and support others who are also transitioning.

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Houston Matters with Craig Cohen

Houston Matters with Craig Cohen is the region’s essential daily guide to the people, places, issues, and ideas that define Greater Houston.

Houston Matters with Craig Cohen

Ann Elder had a panic attack while listening to a Houston Matter’s segment about Child Protective Services’ authority on Texas families that the agency investigates. In our conversation, we talked about Gov. Greg Abbott’s recently blocked directive to CPS to investigate parents providing gender-affirming care for their kids as child abuse. Elder is a mother of a transgender child—a child who fully transitioned at 7 years old and is now 16. Hearing all that triggered Elder’s anxiety and spurred her to contact Houston Matters with her story. So, we invited her to come talk about her experience.

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Houston Public Media Newsroom

The Houston Public Media Newsroom is focused on delivering high quality local, regional and national content that highlights the voices and stories of all communities. Below are recent stories covering the LGBTQ+ community.

TV 8 Programming

  • Joe Papp in Five Acts - Friday, June 3 at 8pm
    Joe Papp in Five Acts – Friday, June 3 at 8pm
  • American Masters: Terrence McNally - Tuesday, June 7 at 10pm
    American Masters: Terrence McNally – Tuesday, June 7 at 10pm
  • Prideland - Monday, June 13 at 10pm
    Prideland – Monday, June 13 at 10pm
  • Murder in Montrose: The Paul Broussard Legacy - Monday, June 20 10:30pm
    Murder in Montrose: The Paul Broussard Legacy – Monday, June 20 10:30pm

Joe Papp in Five Acts LGBTQ

Friday, June 3 – 8pm

True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs

Friday, June 3 – 9:30pm & Friday, June 24 – 10pm

American Masters

Terrence McNally

Tuesday, June 7 – 10pm

Classic Albums

Queen: A Night at the Opera

Friday, June 10 – 11pm

Lavender Scare

Monday, June 13 – 9pm

Prideland

Monday, June 13 – 10pm

Independent Lens

Made in Boise

Tuesday, June 14 – 10pm

Murder in Montrose: The Paul Broussard Legacy

Monday, June 20 – 10:30pm

Hiding in Plain Sight – The Storm

Monday, June 27 – 8pm

Hiding in Plain Sight – Resilience

Tuesday, June 28 – 8pm

Please see our TV 8 Programming Guide for additional airings of select programs.

Local Programming

Murder in Montrose: The Paul Broussard Legacy

Twenty five years ago, Paul Broussard, a 27 year old gay man, was murdered on the streets of Houston, sparking a deafening outcry.

The crime served as a wake-up call that highlighted all of the harassment and mistreatment experienced by the LGBTQ community. Through the documentary and a follow up live town hall, Houston Public Media explores the aftermath of this pivotal event — from civil unrest to hate crime legislation; from victim’s rights to political activism, Houston and the nation would never be the same again.

Radio Programming

 

Peace Talks Radio

Peacemaking in LGBTQ Communities

Saturday, June 5 – 8pm

BBC Witness

Pride Month 2022

Saturday, June 12 – 8pm

Podcast Playlist: Celebrating Pride Month!

Sunday, June 29 – 9pm

Please see our News 88.7 Programming Guide for additional airings of select programs.

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Origin of Everything | How Did Pride Become a Parade?

Origin of Everything | How Did Pride Become a Parade?

June is Pride Month and if not for coronavirus streets around the world would be filled with the LGBTQIA Community living loud and proud. But how did the New York City Stonewall Riots turn into a month-long celebration? And specifically, how did we get from picketed protests like the Annual Reminder in Philadelphia to massive parades and parties around the world?

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Prideland

See how LGBTQ Americans are finding ways to live authentically in the modern South. 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.

View a collection of PBS Pride Month documentaries and series

POV Pride Month Playlist

June is Pride Month, promoting the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and visibility of LGBTQ+ people from all backgrounds. Watch the following films that spotlight unique LQBTQ+ stories and perspectives. Check out these POV titles and more, streaming on our homepage and by downloading the PBS app.

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.

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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An 18-year old influencer attempts to reconcile his identity online with his identity in real life.

Learning Resources

Houston Public Media and PBS have curated free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for students, parents and teachers. Below are just a selection from many of these online learning resources.

From Stonewall Riots to Raves: How Did Pride Become a Parade? | Origin of Everything

June is Pride Month and, if not for the coronavirus, streets around the world would be filled with the LGBTQIA Community living loud and proud. But how did the New York City Stonewall Riots turn into a month-long celebration? And specifically, how did we get from picketed protests like the Annual Reminder in Philadelphia to massive parades and parties around the world?

Black Trans Perspectives and the Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots | PBS NewsHour

June is Pride Month — a month to celebrate and recognize the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. This month comes on the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a series of protests started by a black transgender woman named Marsha P. Johnson. These 1969 riots are largely credited with sparking the contemporary LGBTQ+ rights movement. However, in the 52 years since, not everyone has benefited equally. Black trans people such as Marsha P. Johnson “have not benefited from the movement that they started,” according to Soros Equality Fellow and creator of Translash Media Imara Jones.

LGBTQ Allies and Advocates

In this video from First Person: Classroom, Naima and Jeannine talk about the how to be an effective ally and advocate for transitioning students. Using video, discussion questions and teaching tips, learn why being an ally for LGBTQ students — even if you’re not perfect — helps to make you a better ally for all students. Just do your best to show up!

Advice for LGBTQ Youth

In this video from First Person, LGBTQ activists, playwrights and producers give advice to young people on how to navigate coming out, advocate for themselves, find community, and love who they are.

The Intersection of Religion and LGBTQ Identity

In this video from First Person, examine about how Eman Abdelhadi, a queer, Muslim activist, navigates the intersection of her religion and her queerness.

The LGBTQ Movement and Stonewall Riots

In this video, learn about the LGBTQ Movement, the Stonewall riot and its enduring impact. Using video, discussion questions, and classroom activities, students can explore LGBTQ history, examine cause and effect, and create an argument-based claim.

Uncovering and Incorporating LGBTQ+ History

Stacie Brensilver Berman, Ph.D. (Research Assistant Professor, NYU Steinhardt) and Daniel Hurewitz (Associate Professor at Hunter College, CUNY) discuss representation of the LGBTQ+ community in classroom curriculum. This video is an excerpt from the Remote Learning Resources: How to Make Your Social Studies Curriculum LGBTQ Inclusive Webinar on June 11, 2020.

Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators

Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators offers a series of digital media resources to help teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, and other educators understand and effectively address the complex and difficult issues faced by LGBTQ students.

Building LGBTQ-Inclusive School Communities

Clark Hamel, Kalima McKenzie-Simms, and Drew Tagliabue from PFLAG NYC discuss building LGBTQ-Inclusive school communities and the importance of making schools safe to help all kids thrive. This video is an excerpt from the LGBTQ+ Student & Family Support During Remote Learning Webinar recorded on June 9, 2020.

LGBTQ Identity: Early Grades Support Guide

Creating an inclusive environment where students feel safe and respected is essential to ensure that all children are able to thrive in the classroom. This support guide is designed to help you understand gender expression and identity in young students and help you make your learning spaces more inclusive.