Paley Celebrates PRIDE
On Monday, June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling prohibiting discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation and gender. At the Paley Center we applaud this ruling and continue to stand in solidarity with members of the LGBTQ+ community, and all people seeking equality.
The Paley Center joins in the celebration of PRIDE Month with a spotlight on our ongoing commitment to saluting the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to the television arts.
Conversations in PRIDE: Greg Berlanti, Storyteller
Moderator: Jim Halterman, West Coast Bureau Chief, TV Guide Magazine, TV Insider
Releasing on June 22 at noon ET
In a storied career that has encompassed critically lauded dramas, including Brothers & Sisters, Political Animals, Dirty Sexy Money, You, Doom Patrol, and All American, a wildly successful universe of superhero series including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman, and much more, the innovative storyteller has made LGBTQ+ inclusion a hallmark of his work, crafting fully realized characters and story arcs that have changed the television landscape.
Our PRIDE month LGBTQ+ Playlist will showcase the multiplicity of voices who have appeared at Paley events, including Don Lemon, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billy Crystal, Laverne Cox, Alan Cumming, Judith Light, the esteemed casts of Will & Grace, Glee, Pose, Modern Family, and so many more.
What We’re Watching
Happy PRIDE! Parents and educators know how important media representation is for young audiences. It can’t be discounted how critical it is for kids to see themselves, their families, and their experiences on screen.
- Recommendation for Younger Kids: Danger & Eggs
- Recommendation for Older Students: Steven Universe
Click for the resource guide chock full of viewing questions, extension activities, and additional resources:
Subscribe to the guide for a wealth of online activities.