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Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month June 2014


Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen star in a broad, boisterous British sitcom. Begins Sunday, June 29, at 10:30pm on KQED 9.

In June, KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community with special LGBT Pride Month programming on KQED 9 and KQED Plus (+), as well as on KQED Life and KQED World.

View or download the full schedule of LGBT Pride Month programs.

Vicious Sunday, June 29, 10:30pm on KQED 9

Truly CA: Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco Tuesday, June 10, 11pm on KQED 9

Ellen Degeneres: The Mark Twain Prize KQED 9 is available over the air on DT9.1, 54.2 and 25.1; via most cable systems on Channel 9; on XFINITY cable Channel 709; and via satellite on DirecTV (local and HD Channel 9) and DISH network (local Channel 8226 in SD only).

Friday, June 13, 9pm on KQED 9

KQED Plus is available over the air on Channel 54, DT54.1, 9.2 and 25.2. It is on XFINITY cable Channel 10 and in HD on 710 and on DirecTV (Channel 54, SD and HD) and DISH (Channel 54 or 8234) satellite systems.

Sunday, June 15, 11pm on KQED 9

Independent Lens: The New Black

The Grove Sunday, June 22, 6pm on KQED 9

American Masters: Billie Jean King Sunday, June 22, 10:30pm on KQED 9

Live from the Artists Den: Rufus Wainwright Wednesday, June 25, 11pm on KQED 9

The British sitcom Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other’s throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, lies a deep love for one another. Experimentation and political consciousness have become hallmarks of San Francisco’s theater community. This documentary is a colorful history of the intriguing, influential and often outrageous theatrical innovations of Bay Area artists.

This special celebrates beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres, the 15th recipient of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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.

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.

King presents her own story as part of this documentary commemorating the 40th anniversaries of the famous Billie Jean King v. Bobby Riggs “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match and the launch of the Women’s Tennis Association.

“Candles” is the closing song on Rufus Wainwright’s acclaimed album Out of the Game, but it was the perfect opener for his performance at the magnificent Church of the Ascension, on Manhattan’s lower Fifth Avenue.

Photos: (cover) Ian McKellen as Freddie and Derek Jacobi as Stuart, courtesy ITV / Brown Eyed Boy Limited 2013 (this page top to bottom) courtesy ITV / Brown Eyed Boy Limited 2013; The cockettes, Scrumbly Koldewyn; Ellen Degeneres, courtesy Scott Suchman; The New Black, courtesy Jen Lemen; The National AIDS Memorial Grove, Open Eye Pictures; President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Billie Jean King, August 12, 2009, courtesy Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.COM; Rufus Wainwright, Adam Macchia.

KQED Public Television Highlights

KQED Public Radio is available on frequencies 88.5 FM in San Francisco, 89.3 FM in Sacramento (KQEI), 88.3 FM in Santa Rosa and 88.1 FM in Martinez. It is also available on XFINITY digital cable 960 and live online at

Civil Rights in America: Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall and Beyond

Hosted by Charles Dutton (pictured), this one-hour special examines the relevance and meaning of civil rights in the 21st century and the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and the efforts of women, other people of color and the LGBT community to expand our traditional definitions of equality.

Wednesday, June 4, 8pm

Out in the Bay Marriage Poster Gals Del and Phyllis: A Love Story

Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin were the first same-sex couple to wed in San Francisco City Hall in 2004, and they wed again, legally, in 2008, mere months before Del died and before California voters passed Prop. 8. In this 2006 interview, Del and Phyllis shared their love story, their politics and what life was like for same-sex couples in the 1950s.

Saturday, June 7, 3:30pm

Radio Curious Transgender Youth: One Family’s Experience, Parts 1 & 2 Thursday, June 19, 8pm

Don’t Say Gay

Radio Curious visits with Eli Erlick (pictured), a woman who was born a male, and her mother, Dr. Carla Longchamp. In the two-part series, they share their family’s experience of Eli realizing she was female and her parents’ subsequent acceptance of who she is.

This original documentary investigates a new big question of LGBT politics — when to introduce children to the idea of alternative sexualities.

Honor the richness and diversity of the greater San Francisco Bay Area by celebrating LGBT Pride Month with KQED and Union Bank. 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 Santa Clara County. With

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 the 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 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 the essential determinants of a healthy future for all of us.

Photos: (top to botom) courtesy WXXI; courtesy Out in the Bay;; Wikimedia Commons.

Saturday, June 21, 3:30pm

LGBT Pride Month 2014

KQED Public Radio

KQED in the Community

KQED Celebrates Pride Month with Special Film Screening Wednesday, June 4, 6pm American Art & Culture Complex 762 Fulton St., San Francisco

Photos: (top to bottom) courtesy Jen Lemen; courtesy LYRIC; courtesy StoryCorps; courtesy Frameline.

Join KQED, Community Cinema, Spectrum Queer Media, Gay-Straight Alliance Network and the African American Art & Culture Complex for a special free screening of The New Black. Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, the awardwinning documentary tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with gay rights issues in light of the recent gay marriage movement. A community discussion following the screening will include panelists from the Gay-Straight Alliance Network and Spectrum Queer Media. Biographies of prominent African American LGBT individuals and local Bay Area archival treasures from the exhibit Legendary will be on display. Free Please RSVP at

KQED and LYRIC Celebrate LGBTQQI Youth Saturday, June 7, 6-8:30pm The Women’s Building 3543 18th St., #8, San Francisco

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 willl 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. Free Please RSVP on Facebook (search for KQED Events)

Celebrating Pride with Stories and Music Wednesday, June 25, 6:30-9:30pm The Chapel 777 Valencia St., San Francisco

Join KQED and StoryCorps for a night of storytelling, music and celebration. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay will be on hand to launch StoryCorps OutLoud, a multiyear initiative dedicated to recording and preserving LGBTQ stories across America. OutLoud honors the stories of those who lived before the 1969 Stonewall uprisings, celebrates the lives of LGBTQ youth and amplifies the voices of those most often excluded from the historical record. Free Please RSVP at Eventbrite

San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

KQED is proud to be a sponsor of Frameline38: The 38th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, which returns to the Bay Area June 19–29 with its signature showcase of the world’s leading queer cinema.

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KQED - LGBT Pride Month 2014  

KQED's program and event guide for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month

KQED - LGBT Pride Month 2014  

KQED's program and event guide for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month