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Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month 
LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

June is Pride month, the time of year when we celebrate the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. It’s a great time to recognize the contributions of your LGBTQIA+ peers, learn a little bit more about LGBTQIA+ history, celebrate diversity, and consider the ways that you can contribute to creating a more inclusive society. 

 

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is committed to telling stories of our diverse community and is excited to celebrate Pride Month with a special collection of LGBTQ+ programming and resources.

 

Whether you’re headed to a Pride festival, gathering in your backyard with friends or spending some quiet time at home, we hope you enjoy your celebrations. 

The Buffalo Pride Parade and Pride Festival returned Sunday, June 5 after a two-year hiatus! BTPM was there walking with allies and friends in the spirit of love and inclusivity!

WNED Classical Celebrates Pride Month

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In celebration of Pride Month, this month WNED Classical will shine a special spotlight on the lives and works LGBTQIA+ community members, and many of the invaluable contributions they have made to classical music. From Copland to Corelli, we celebrate some of the greatest LGBTQIA+ composers in classical music history. Tune in at 94.5 WNED in Buffalo and  89.7 WNJA in Jamestown,  stream from this website and through the WNED Classical app.

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Laugh At, Pity, & Fear No More

I watched The Celluloid Closet last night. It is a 1995 documentary film based on a book by Vito Russo. It surveys the various Hollywood screen depictions of LGBTQs and the attitudes behind them. According to the filmmakers, audiences were to laugh at, pity, or fear “queers.” LGBTQs were either completely defined by their sexual orientations, with no character development, or their sexualities were not explicit, but implied through stereotypical looks, speech, and behavior. 

WNED Classical Celebrates Pride | Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus Turns 20

The Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus celebrates 20 years of beautiful music with a concert called, One Voice. WNED-Classical Program Host, Marty Wimmer, and BGMC Artistic Director, Dr. Robert Strauss talk about the vital role the BGMC plays in its members' lives, the local LGBTQA+ community, and all of Western New York. 

Although music is central to the group's mission, the BGMC is more than that; it's family, friends, community, kindness, love, and fun - all of which are expressed in the One Voice program. 

Watch Pride Month Programming on WNED PBS

Wednesday, June 1 

4am American Masters | Ballerina Boys

The all-male company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo mixes ballet classics with comedy. 

 

Thursday, June 2 

3:30am Terrence McNally: American Masters 

Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally's 60 groundbreaking years in theater are explored.

 

Friday, June 3 

2am POV | We Are the Radical Monarchs 

Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color on the frontlines of social justice. 

 

Saturday, June 4 

4:30am The Lodge 

A retirement community especially created for LGBTQ seniors and their allies is showcased. 

 

Friday, June 10

8pm Miriam and Alan: Lost In Scotland 

Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming visit Glasgow and Cawdor Castle.and journey into the Highlands.

 

9pm True Colors: Lgbtq+ Our Stories, Our Songs 

Celebrate Pride Month with music from Indigo Girls, Billy Gilman, Morgxn, Peppermint, Jujubee, Alexis Michelle, Trey Pearson, Breanna Sinclaire, Andre de Shields and more along with real-life stories of hope hosted by Harvey Fierstein. 

 

Tuesday, June 14 

12am Miriam and Alan: Lost In Scotland 

Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming visit Glasgow and Cawdor Castle.and journey into the Highlands.

 

10:30pm Discovering New York Suffrage Stories 

Women began their battle for the vote in Central and Western New York in the mid-1800s. 

 

Thursday, June 16 

1:30am Discovering New York Suffrage Stories 

Women began their battle for the vote in Central and Western New York in the mid-1800s. 

 

3am Prideland 

Actor Dyllon Burnside journeys across the South to meet diverse members of the LGBTQ community. 

 

4am Lavender Scare 

The firing of thousands of federal workers in the 1950s stirred outrage in the gay community. 

 

Friday, June 17

8pm Miriam and Alan: Lost In Scotland 

Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming visit Ullapool and Glencoe on their love letter tour of Scotland. 

 

Sunday, June 19

11pm Independent Lens | Cured 

LGBTQ+ activists fought a powerful psychiatry establishment that had things dangerously backwards. 

 

Monday, June 20

12am L.A.: A Queer History | Culture & Criminalization  

A look at how early Hollywood became a Queer destination for people wanting a new life. 

 

1am L.A.: A Queer History | Protests & Parades 

Despite adversity, gay and lesbian organizing begins. Publications, protests and uprisings spring up.

 

2am Queer Silicon Valley 

Silicon Valley has had a profound impact on the LGBTQ+ movement in the United States. 

 

3am POV | The Gospel of Eureka

Evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes in Arkansas. 

 

4:30am The Lodge 

A retirement community especially created for LGBTQ seniors and their allies is showcased. 

 

9pm It's A Match 

After meeting on a dating website, Alana learns that Lori is a candidate to give her a kidney. 

 

10pm Coming Out: A 50 Year History 

The history of public gay identity in the LGBT community from the 1950s through today is chronicled. 

 

Tuesday, June 21

12am Miriam and Alan: Lost In Scotland 

Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming visit Ullapool and Glencoe on their love letter tour of Scotland. 

 

10:30pm The Lodge 

A retirement community especially created for LGBTQ seniors and their allies is showcased. 

 

Thursday, June 23 

1:30am The Lodge 

A retirement community especially created for LGBTQ seniors and their allies is showcased. 

 

3am It's A Match 

After meeting on a dating website, Alana learns that Lori is a candidate to give her a kidney. 

 

4am Coming Out: A 50 Year History 

The history of public gay identity in the LGBT community from the 1950s through today is chronicled. 

 

Friday, June 24

4am Independent Lens | Cured

Cured LGBTQ+ activists fought a powerful psychiatry establishment that had things dangerously backwards. 

 

8pm Miriam and Alan: Lost In Scotland 

Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming finish their Scottish odyssey driving from Inverness to Edinburgh. 

 

Saturday, June 25 

3pm It's A Match 

After meeting on a dating website, Alana learns that Lori is a candidate to give her a kidney.

 

4pm Coming Out: A 50 Year History 

The history of public gay identity in the LGBT community from the 1950s through today is chronicled. 

 

5pm Queer Silicon Valley 

Silicon Valley has had a profound impact on the LGBTQ+ movement in the United States. 

 

Sunday, June 26

4:30pm American Masters  | Balleria Boys

The all-male company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo mixes ballet classics with comedy. 

 

5:30pm Discovering New York Suffrage Stories 

Women began their battle for the vote in Central and Western New York in the mid-1800s. 

 

Tuesday, June 28 

12am Miriam and Alan: Lost In Scotland 

Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming finish their Scottish odyssey driving from Inverness to Edinburgh. 

 

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Classroom Resources from PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia offers thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.

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.

The collection includes a growing set of curriculum resources, designed to integrate LGBTQ+ history and narratives into US History and English classrooms. These resources are aligned with a curriculum guide developed by the New York City Department of Education's Social Studies department called Hidden Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories in United States History. Hidden Voices examines individuals who questioned and broke the normed expectations of gender and/or sexuality, and who were therefore often "hidden" from the traditional historical record. These individuals influenced the social, political, cultural, and economic landscape of the United States in so many ways, and their contributions continue to shape our collective history and identity.