KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community with a special LGBTQ Pride Month programming lineup in June on KQED Public Radio and Television.
Premiere dates are listed below. Please click on each program for additional airdates and information.
KQED 88.5 FM
8pm Queerness (Philosophy Talk/PRX)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender… it is safe to say that new ideas of gender and sexuality have broken into mainstream consciousness within the past few decades. What underlies each of these identities, however, is the notion of Queerness. But what defines what it means to be queer? Is it as much a political identity as it is a sexual or gender identity? How does ‘queerness’ subvert or challenge our notions of gender and sexuality? From the radio series Philosophy Talk, John Perry and Ken Taylor welcome Susan Stryker from the University of Arizona, editor of The Transgender Studies Reader.
8pm Polk Street Stories (Atlantic Public Media/Transom/PRX)
Public Historian Joey Plaster spent over a year gathering more than 70 interviews from people experiencing Polk Street’s transition from a working class queer neighborhood to an upscale entertainment district. This hour contains stories from the alleys and bars, churches, shelters and clubs. It is an oral history of a place invented by those who had no other home.
8pm Out Takes: The Unheard Stories of LGBTQ Teens (Safe Space Radio/PRX)
This hour-long special is about the courage of teenagers who come out at a time in life when it is hardest to be different. So many of the legal and social changes in this country that support LGBTQ civil rights are happening because one-by-one, year-after-year, thousands of young people dare to come out to their family and friends, who little by little open minds and hearts.
4pm History Detectives #806
Tukufu Zuberi searches for the author of Diana: A Strange Biography. Could “Diana” be groundbreaking literature as the first widely published and true lesbian autobiography?
10pm Independent Lens: The Untold Stories of Armistead Maupin
Examine the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions.
8pm The Castro (from the KQED archives)
This Peabody Award-winning documentary from KQED’s neighborhoods series chronicles the saga of how a quiet, working-class San Francisco neighborhood of European immigrants became the world’s first “gay hometown.”
10pm Suicide Kale
Filmed in just five days with an intimate cast and crew of queer women of color, Suicide Kale is a tale of two couples, one brunch, and a mysterious suicide note.
9pm Man in an Orange Shirt on Masterpiece (NEW)
Two love stories, sixty years apart, chart the changes and challenges in gay lives in England—from the era of jail terms to the onset of dating apps.
10pm Frontline: Growing Up Trans
This documentary takes viewers on an eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices faces transgender kids and their families.
11:30pm Vicious #203
The gang decides to join Ash and Jess at a ballroom dancing class. Nimble on his feet, Stuart quickly becomes teacher’s pet, leaving Freddie in a huff.
11:30pm Vicious #204
Finding themselves both single, Violet and Ash consider dating new people. Freddie, meanwhile, feels under pressure from Stuart to land a major new acting role.
6am Independent Lens: Real Boy
A trans teen navigates adolescence, sobriety and the ramifications of his changing gender identity.
7am The Day It Snowed in Miami
This documentary traces the political activism behind an equal-rights statute in Miami, and how it galvanized the gay rights movement in Florida and beyond.
8:30am Live from Lincoln Center: Falsettos
Nominated for five 2017 Tonys, this is a poignant and hilarious look at a modern family set amidst the emerging AIDS crisis.
4pm AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange: Tchindas
A look at the life of Tchinda, a transgender person in Sao Vicente, a small Cape Verdean island.
4pm Independent Lens: Limited Partnership
This documentary chronicles the partnership between Filipino American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan – they were one of the first same-sex couples to be legally married in the world.
5pm POV: Out in the Night
A group of African American lesbians were charged with attempted murder when they fought back after being threatened. Their case reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in the criminal justice system.
6pm Reel South: Deep Run
Exiled by family and rejected by an ex, 17-year-old Jasmine finds new love and the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed transgender man.
3pm The Committee
This documentary highlights the scare tactics used by the Johns Committee in its attempt to root out homosexuality and Communism on state campuses.
4pm POV: Memories of a Penitent Heart
This film uncovers a buried conflict around filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s uncle Miguel, who died around the time AIDS was synonymous with sin.
6pm Local USA: The Guys Next Door
The Guys Next Door is story that redefines choice, generosity, and what it means to be a family in today’s America.
6pm Coming Out: A 50 Year History
Bay Area high school and college students interview older LGBTQ people who “came out” in different historical eras, from the 1950s until today.
4pm We’ll Meet Again: Coming Out
Join Ann Curry as those whose lives were changed by the early days of the gay rights movement reunite.
6pm Reel South: Alabama Bound
This film explores the legal roller-coaster ride of LGBTQ family rights in the South over the last decade, offering an intimate view into the lives of three lesbian families in Alabama as they set precedents and fight the courts for their children.
5pm POV: From This Day Forward
This film tells the story of one Midwestern family and how they adapted to a life-altering transformation.
KQED 9 is available over the air on DT9.1, 54.2 and 25.1 and via most cable systems on Channel 9. It is on XFINITY cable from Comcast (Channels 9 SD and 709 HD) and on Wave (Channels 9 SD and 164 HD). It can also be found on DIRECTV and DISH satellite systems (Channels 9 SD and HD).
KQED Plus is available over the air on Channels 54, DT54.1, 9.2 and 25.2, and via many cable and satellite systems on either channel 10 or 54. It is on XFINITY cable from Comcast (Channels 10 SD, and 710 HD) and on DIRECTV (Channel 54 SD and HD) and DISH (Channel 54, SD only) satellite systems.
This schedule also lists programs airing on KQED World (XFINITY 190, Channel 9.3 & 54.5).