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NEPM Celebrates Pride Month

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NEPM celebrates Pride Month with a special slate of films and programs that highlight the LGBTQ+ community and the great diversity that strengthens our country. All year long, we honor the people who tirelessly work to forge a more inclusive society.

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We’ll Meet Again: Coming Out
Thursday, June 2 at 9 p.m.
Join Ann Curry as those whose lives were changed by the early days of the gay rights movement reunite. Tom wants to find the childhood friend who urged him to come out, while Paul seeks a fellow student who inspired him to stand up for his beliefs.

American Masters Ballerina Boys

American Masters: Ballerina Boys
Thursday, June 2 at 10 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. With every step they poke fun at their strictly gendered art form.

Fred and Emile
Thursday, June 23 at 9 p.m.
Fred Riley and Emile Dufour were the first gay men to announce their marriage in the Lowell Sun newspaper. In this documentary short, the couple reflect on their decades-long relationship.

The State of Marriage
Thursday, June 23 at 9:30 p.m.
The epic story of how legal legend Mary Bonauto partnered with small-town Vermont lawyers Beth Robinson and Susan Murray in a 2-decade struggle that built the foundation for the entire marriage equality movement. From winning groundbreaking LGBT legal recognition for same sex couples in 2000, to becoming the first state to enact same sex marriage through a dramatic legislative vote in 2009.

Prideland
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.
 
America ReFramed: Jack & Yaya
Tuesday, June 22 at 8 p.m. on NEPM WORLD
From a young age, Yaya and Jack saw each other as they truly were, a girl and a boy, even though the rest of the world didn’t see them that way. As they grew older, they supported each other as they both came out as transgender. Jack & Yaya follows these friends for a year and explores their unique relationship, drawing on home videos and conversations with eclectic friends and family.

Growing Up Trans

Frontline: Growing Up Trans
Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too -- with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.

American ExperienceStonewall Uprising
Stream on Passport
In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. That night the street erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations that lasted for the next three days. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.

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