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American Masters Ballerina Boys Friday, June 4 at 9 p.m.
Discover Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks), an all-male company that for 45 years has offered audiences their passion for ballet classics mixed with exuberant comedy.

Friday, June 4 at 10 p.m.
Follow Dyllón Burnside on a journey across the American 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.

The Lavendar Scare
Monday, June 14 at 10 p.m.
Learn the untold story of how tens of thousands of homosexual federal workers were either fired or denied employment in the 1950s, stirring outrage in the gay community and starting an LGBTQ rights movement with an unlikely hero at the forefront.

Us on Masterpiece Part 2
Sunday, June 27 at 9 p.m.
In a drama tinged with humor and heartbreak, a couple embark on a long-planned grand tour of Europe, despite the wife’s wrenching proclamation that she wants to leave the marriage. The four-part series is based on a novel by best-selling author David Nicholls.


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Peacemaking in LGBTQ Communities
Monday, June 7 at 8 p.m.

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This time on PEACE TALKS RADIO, a three-part program about peacemaking in LGBTQ communities.

Coming out can lead to a sense of personal peace that many people spend their whole lives seeking. But coming out can sometimes bring about conflict with family, friends, and the larger society in which we live. On this month’s episode of Peace Talks Radio, correspondent Sarah Holtz speaks with three individuals who came out about their sexual orientation and gender identity and found their own personal peace. They are now doing the difficult work of promoting peace and justice within and outside of their communities.

Whether we’re conscious of it or not, definitions of gender and sexuality surround us in daily life, from the symbols posted on restroom doors, to the families we see in advertisements. The three guests on today’s show represent an effort within the LGBTQ community to challenge accepted norms of gender identity and sexual orientation in order to envision a more inclusive world.

Our guests include Sierra Debrow, outreach coordinator for the Transilient Organization. and Anne-Marie Zanzal and Sally Michelle Jackson who both share their own coming out stories.

Witness History: Pride Month
Monday June 28, 2021 at 8 p.m.

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Remarkable stories of LGBT+ rights, told by the people who were there. We hear stories of fighting homophobia in Uganda; how LGBT people in China sometimes arrange fake marriages to hide their sexuality; and meet the transgender American tennis player who fought for the right to compete in tournaments as a woman in the 1970s.