Pride Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the history, visibility, and contributions of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community.
From the Compton Cafeteria and Stonewall riots to marriage equality, the American LGTBQ+ Rights movement has been a journey full of color, sorrow, rage, and pride. Today, the push for equal treatment under the law continues for many in the Queer community – specifically transgender and nonbinary individuals.
Throughout the month of June, KLRN presents programming that highlights the stories, experiences, and more of the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, we’ve included helpful community resources for those who want to learn more – including LGBTQ+-related resources for educators.
Pride Month Programs on KLRN
True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs
Monday, June 13 | 9PM
Celebrate Pride Month with music from Indigo Girls, Billy Gilman, Morgxn, Peppermint, Jujubee, Alexis Michelle, Trey Pearson, Breanna Sinclaire, Andre de Shields and more along with real-life stories of hope hosted by Jeopardy's Amy Schneider.
Classic Albums | Queen: A Night at the Opera
Tuesday, June 14 | 9:30PM
A documentary examining the production of Queen's most iconic and critically acclaimed album. British rock music rock band rock musicmaking of album.
Reel South: Outspoken
Tuesday, June 14 | 10:30PM
LGBTQ West Virginians fight to live free from discrimination, calling us to reimagine the power and longevity of a small-town queer community.
Austin City Limits: Brittany Howard
Saturday, June 18 | 10:30PM & Friday, June 24 | 10PM
Austin City Limits spotlights celebrated singer and multiple Grammy recipient Brittany Howard in her return to the ACL stage for a highly-anticipated solo debut showcasing songs from her 2021 Grammy-winning gem Jaime.
Ken Burns presents - Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness
Monday, June 27 & Tuesday, June 28 | 8PM (two-part series)
Follow the journeys of more than 20 young Americans from all over the country and all walks of life, who have struggled with thoughts and feelings that have troubled—and, at times—overwhelmed them. Hiding in Plain Sight presents an unstinting look at both the seemingly insurmountable obstacles faced by those who live with mental disorders and the hope that many have found after that storm.
POV: Pier Kids
Monday, June 27 | 10PM
Pier Kids, transports audiences to New York City’s historic Christopher Street Pier where homeless queer Black youth navigate the streets to find safety and stability. The film shines a light on an underground community of Pier Kids, showcasing the intricate ways queer people of color utilize public space to build chosen family. This hopeful portrait exposes a side of New York City many often choose to ignore.
Independent Lens: Cured
Tuesday, June 28 | 10PM
When doctors classified homosexuality as a mental illness to be “cured,” they employed cruel treatments like electroshock and lobotomies. LGBTQ+ activists and their allies fought back — and won a momentous victory when the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its manual of mental disorders in 1973.
Aging Matters: Companionship and Intimacy
June 30 | 7:30PM
Aging Matters: Companionship & Intimacy covers various kinds of relationships and intimacy issues, including romantic companionship and discussions of sexuality and sexual activity as we age.
Local LGBTQ+ Resources
Resources in San Antonio
- Thrive Youth Center – San Antonio’s LGTBQ+ Homeless Youth Center
- Pride Center SA resource guide – A comprehensive guide of LGTBQ+ organizations and resources
- Trans Power SA – San Antonio-specific Resource Guide for the local transgender community
- Fiesta Youth – A safe, non-judgmental, affirming place for LGBTQ young people to express and explore who they are through education, peer-support, advocacy, and friendship.
- Strengthening Colors of Pride – the largest survey of LGBTQ+ identified individuals ever conducted in South Texas, providing important insight about the demographics of LGBTQ+ people in the area & their experiences with housing & homelessness, healthcare, employment, familial rejection & support, financial stability, resiliency, & much more
- The San Antonio Gender Association
- Parents, Families, Friends and Allies of the LGBTQ+ Community (PFLAG) of San Antonio
- Out in SA – San Antonio’s LGBTQ+ Magazine
- Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio
- Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
- Trans Masc Folks y más - Trans Masc Folks y Más is a peer-facilitated program that welcomes ALL transgender, non-binary, androgynous, gender fluid, two-spirited individuals looking to explore and embrace their gender expression.
State and National Resources
- Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT)
- Equality Texas
- Glossary of Trans Terminology by GLAAD
- Glossary of LGBTQ+ Terminology by GLAAD
- A Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth by the Trevor Project
- Trans Lifeline – Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers.
Resources for Educators
- Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: Teacher's Guide
- Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: Toolkit
- Advice for LGBTQ+ Youth
In this video from First Person, LGBTQ+ activists, playwrights and producers give advice to young people on how to navigate coming out, advocate for themselves, find community, and love who they are.
- LGBTQ+ Allies and Advocates
In this video from First Person: Classroom, Naima and Jeannine talk about the how to be an effective ally and advocate for transitioning students. Using video, discussion questions and teaching tips, learn why being an ally for LGBTQ+ students—even if you’re not perfect--helps to make you a better ally for all students. Just do your best to show up!
- Building LGBTQ+-Inclusive School Communities
Clark Hamel, Kalima McKenzie-Simms, and Drew Tagliabue from PFLAG NYC discuss building LGBTQ+-Inclusive school communities and the importance of making schools safe to help all kids thrive. This video is an excerpt from the LGBTQ+ Student & Family Support During Remote Learning Webinar recorded on June 9, 2020.