Heritage Month
Arizona Public Media Celebrates Pride Month throughout June
LGBTQ+ Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay community in response to a police raid at the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969.

In the years since the Stonewall riots, inspired activists have formed LGBTQIA civil rights organizations across the country and the Pride celebrations that take place every June are a reminder that the movement for equality continues today. (Source: Library of Congress, PBS.org)
Feature Katrina Folson, the youth advocate for 'Friends Advocating Mutual Individuality by Loving Yourself', gave out flyers for the LGBTQ+ support group during the Tohono O'odham Nation's first Pride event June 28, 2019. (PHOTO: Emma Gibson/AZPM)
Highlights
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PBS Celebrates LGBTQ+ Stories During Pride Month 2022PBS.org In celebration of Pride Month, PBS will present an engaging slate of programming in June that spotlights LGBTQ+ stories and voices on both broadcast and digital platforms. Explore More
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Pride Month 2022 NPR Special SeriesNPR.org June marks Pride Month, a time to celebrate LGBTQ people and to reflect on the global movement that pushes for full and equal rights for members of the community. Explore More
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Understanding LGBTQ+ IdentityPBS LearningMedia This 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. Explore More
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Youth Crossing Gender BordersAZPM.org A special series that originally aired on "Arizona Spotlight" explores the landscape of young people and gender identity. Explore More
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Pride Month CollectionPBS.org Spotlighting LGBTQ+ stories and voices on broadcast and digital platforms. Explore More
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride MonthLibrary of Congress The legacy of LGBTQ individuals is being discovered by interested readers and seasoned researchers perusing unparalleled global collections. The acquisition of historic material and the ongoing program of copyright deposits will continue to enrich the Library’s holdings of LGBTQ materials. Explore More
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Pride Month ResourcesLibrary of Congress An introduction into the excellent collection of LGBTQ+ resources available at the Library of Congress. Explore More
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University of Arizona LGBTQ Affairslgbtq.arizona.edu Creating a safe space for thousands of University of Arizona students through programs, trainings, events, and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center in the Student Union. Explore More
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Tucson Pridetucsonpride.org Arizona's oldest LGBT organization. Founded 1977. Our mission is to unify, celebrate and strengthen the LGBTQ+ community of Southern Arizona through advocacy, education, leadership and support. Explore More
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LGBTQ RightsArizona ACLU Dedicated to protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in the state. Explore More
Features
StoryTrue Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs Celebrate Pride Month with musical performances and with real-life stories of hope hosted by Jeopardy’s Amy Schneider. Watch June 5 at 10 p.m. on PBS 6.
StoryAMERICAN MASTERS Joe Papp in Five Acts Joe Papp, founder of The Public Theater created a 'theater of inclusion' based on the belief that great art is for everyone. Available to stream starting June 3.
StoryPOV Out in the Night In New York City, a group of African-American lesbians were violently threatened by a man on the street. The women fought back and were later charged with gang assault and attempted murder. This is their story. Available to stream starting June 18.
StoryPrideland See how LGBTQ Americans are finding ways to live authentically in the modern South. Now streaming.
StoryFRONTLINE Growing Up Trans FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families. Now streaming.
StoryAMERICAN MASTERS Ballerina Boys Discover Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male company that for 45 years has offered audiences their passion for ballet classics mixed with exuberant comedy. Now streaming.
StoryINDEPENDENT LENS Senior Prom For residents of an LGBTQ+ retirement home, “senior” prom takes on a whole new meaning. Now streaming.
StoryINDEPENDENT LENS When I'm Her When I'm Her follows the double life of a dancer who inhabits an alter ego. Now streaming.
StoryINDEPENDENT LENS Real Boy The coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. Available to stream starting June 25.
StoryLA: A Queer History Sheds light on historical figures who are largely unacknowledged, creating a newfound dialogue about LGBTQ history and the roots of "gay culture" born in Los Angeles. Available to stream starting June 18.
StoryMama Gloria Gloria Allen is a 75-year-old Black trailblazing transgender activist who started a charm school for homeless trans youth and is now aging with joy and grace. Now streaming.
StoryPOV Reluctantly Queer A young gay man from Ghana struggles to reconcile his love for his mother with his sexuality through a series of letters. Now streaming.
Stories
Celebrate Pride Month with this collection of stories from AZPM.
Film Fest Tucson presents a weekend of cinematic treasures.Film Fest Tucson presents a weekend of cinematic treasures. Also on Arizona Spotlight: Legendary auteur John Waters brings his show "End of the World" to the Fox Theatre.
Fact Check Arizona: Ep. 2 Examining the allegations made by schools superintendent candidatesFact Check Arizona: Ep. 2 Examining the allegations made by schools superintendent candidates Both candidates have attacked the other over certain claims. Here's a look at how true they are.
Steve Roach headlines a weekend celebration of electronic music.Steve Roach headlines a weekend celebration of electronic music. Also on Arizona Spotlight: Southern Arizona Senior Pride brings the local LGBTQI+ community together; and how Tucsonans Gary & Dan Ross made U.S. military history with their love.
"Painting In, Painting Out": The world as seen by the Sonoran Plein Air Painters."Painting In, Painting Out": The world as seen by the Sonoran Plein Air Painters. Also on Arizona Spotlight: "Hey Y'all", Fortune Feimster is coming to the Fox Tucson Theatre; and a new book for young readers tells the story of a female pioneer in molecular science.
Th(Em)Th(Em) How being honest with oneself and one’s own subjectivity is a starting point in holding ourselves accountable and working against systems of oppression.
Neighboring Sonora becomes 24th Mexican state to approve marriage equalityNeighboring Sonora becomes 24th Mexican state to approve marriage equality The reforms come after years of protests, legal battles and failed attempts to move the measure through congress.
The Continuum of Chella ManThe Continuum of Chella Man Also on Arizona Spotlight: the current Tucson Museum of Art exhibition "4 x 4" celebrates Nasfarian Lotfi; and "Archive Tucson" shares the story of a family who resettled in Tucson in 1948.
Vetoed Arizona sex education bill coming back with changesVetoed Arizona sex education bill coming back with changes The revised bill strips out provisions that specifically targeted discussion of LGBTQ issues
"Mapping Q" and the art of identity."Mapping Q" and the art of identity. Also on Arizona Spotlight: The Asian community in Southern Arizona stands together; and parents of color discuss the need to prepare their kids for something that could mean the difference between life and death.
"Retrograde Lemonade": Move like no one is judging."Retrograde Lemonade": Move like no one is judging. Also on Arizona Spotlight: Playwright Elaine Romero is recognized for her body of work; and how the murder mystery podcast "Tucson Heat" came to be.
Flor de NopalFlor de Nopal Familial ties to the desert, a traditional musical upbringing, and discovery of identity inspire the songs of Flor de Nopal. (07:09)
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