By Steve Karosik
In observation of June being declared LGBT Pride Month, WNED-TV and ThinkBright & Well / WORLD TV are airing several programs for anyone seeking education and insight regarding gay rights and the cultural change that’s happening in our country and throughout the world. Here are a few highlights:
Thursday, June 4 on WNED-TV – 2 a.m.
Out & Proud In Chicago – the first television documentary to tell the history of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens. Its timeline spans from the Civil War through present day. This parallel history of the city tells a story of invisibility, oppression, devastation, revolution and triumph.
Saturday, June 8 on ThinkBright & Well / WORLD TV – 10 p.m.
America Reframed: Trembling Before G-D - Portraying the lives of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation, this film follows several gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews and includes interviews with rabbis and psychotherapists about Orthodox attitudes towards homosexuality.
(Repeating on 6/9, 3 a.m., 9 a.m. & 5 p.m.)
Sunday, June 9 on ThinkBright & Well / WORLD TV – 10 p.m.
America Reframed: Red Without Blue – An honest portrayal of a family in turmoil, “Red Without Blue” follows a pair of identical twins as one transitions from male to female. Captured over a period of three years, the film documents the twins and their parents, examining the Farley's struggle to redefine their family.
(Repeating on 6/10, 12 a.m., 8 a.m. & 2 p.m.; 6/15, 10 p.m.; 6/16, 3 a.m., 9 a.m. & 5 p.m.)
Thursday, June 11 on WNED-TV – 8 p.m.
Inlaws & Outlaws – This documentary film cleverly weaves together the true stories of couples and singles — both gay and straight — and all into a collective narrative that is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.
Monday, June 17 on WNED-TV – 10 p.m.
Independent Lens: Love Free Or Die – Church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity — and one man’s struggle to dispel the notion that God’s love has limits.