It’s June, which means— It’s Pride Month!
PBS is showing their support for the LGBTQ+ community with a special docket of programming. Pride Month may not include the usual parades or gatherings, but Pride is so much more than that, and we still celebrate by highlighting and sharing LGBTQ+ stories.
First up, “Prideland.”
“Prideland” is a new one-hour special and short-form digital series following host and “POSE” actor Dyllón Burnside on a journey across the American South to meet diverse members of the LGBTQ+ community who are finding ways to live with pride in the modern South. But first, we begin with a one-hour broadcast special, kicking off Burnside’s expedition in his own hometown of Pensacola, Florida. He explores what the South means to him, talks about how he was fired from his church for coming out, and discusses how the South is home to more queer people than any other region in the U.S.
“Prideland” will air on Mountain Lake PBS on Monday, June, 15 at 10 p.m. and again on Tuesday, June, 16 at 2:30 a.m.
The six-episode short-form series is streaming now on PBS Voices, a new documentary-focused YouTube Channel by PBS Digital Studios.
Check it out, and show your pride!
If you would like to learn more, and share/watch this program with your children or students, PBS LearningMedia has a collection of videos, lesson plans, and activities to help support you, and check out our blog post about discussing Pride Month with your kids.