Wednesday, June 11, 2008

LGBT Programming on KQED

I just got back from KQED's LGBT Local Hero presentation (Dixieland Dykes closed the program).

As part of the program, they showed clips from several shows that they will be airing during June for Gay Pride. There were several I'd already heard of or already seen part or all of, but there were a few I'd not heard of that looked extremely interesting, even to a jaded old sod like myself.

Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life - Have I heard of this one before? Or was that another documentary about Billy Strayhorn?

Anyone and Everyone - Interviews with the a wide variety of families recalling when their son or daughter or sibling came out to them.

It's Elementary: Talking About Gay Issues in Schools - Pretty self-explanatory title. Fascinating trailer intercutting footage of a Republican Congressman railing against even mentioning the word "homosexuality" to kids with footage of grade-school kids saying things like "What's the big whoop?"

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