LGBT Pride Month on AFN

LGBT Pride Month is an opportunity for Americans to demonstrate to the world the true meaning of freedom and equality. LGBT Pride Month is a time to understand the struggles, achievements and contributions made by members of the LGBT community and to recognize with pride, that they now serve openly, with full honor, integrity and respect. In recognition of this commemorative month, AFN has planned special programming to air on AFN|spectrum, AFN|pulse, AFN|xtra and AFN|movie.

AFN’s recognition of LGBT Pride Month begins on June 1st with “Stonewall Uprising,” the dramatic event that launched a global rights movement, and concludes June 27th at 9:30pm with an encore showing of “The Normal Heart,” starring Julia Roberts and Jonathan Groff.

LGBT Pride Month on AFN|spectrum, AFN|pulse & AFN|Xtra

Stonewall UprisingAmerican Experience: Stonewall Uprising
Sunday, June 1st, 5pm CET/JKT

Hunted and often entrapped by undercover police in their hometowns, gay people from around the U.S. began fleeing to New York in search of a sanctuary. They found refuge in the Stonewall Inn, a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village. When police raided Stonewall on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: They fought back. The streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations–announcing the gay rights movement had arrived.

Oprah's Next Chapter
Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris
Sunday, June 8th, 5pm CET/JKT
Oprah visits Emmy award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka… and in the backyard, meets the twins!
Jason CollinsJason Collins
Sunday, June 15th, 5pm CET/JKT
Oprah interviews NBA player Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete in a major American sport. The program includes remarks by Collins’ family.
Gay HollywoodGay Hollywood
Sunday, June 22nd, 5pm CET/JKT
A discussion of homosexuality in America, featuring remarks by Wanda Sykes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Dan Bucatinsky.
The FostersThe Fosters — AFN|pulse
Season 1B Marathon
Sunday, June 8th, 7pm CET/JKT
Season 2 Premiere
Sunday, June 22nd, 9pm CET/JKT

The critically acclaimed series follows the lives of the Foster family, an interracial lesbian couple raising children together. The Fosters won the 2013 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Show and is nominated for a 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series.

True LifeTrue Life: I’m a Gay Athlete
Wednesday, June 12th, 7pm CET/JKT

On this special edition of True Life, MTV’s groundbreaking documentary series takes a look into the lives of two gay college athletes.

LGBT Pride Month on AFN|movie

The Normal HeartThe Normal Heart PREMIERE
Wednesday, June 4th, 7pm CET/JKT

A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s. Stars Julia Roberts, Jonathan Groff, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons.

The Kids are All Right PREMIEREFriday, June 6th, 7pm CET/JKT

Two children conceived by artificial insemination from the same sperm donor, who have been living with their lesbian mothers, bring their father into their family life. Stars Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo.

Philadelphia Friday, June 6th, 9pm CET/JKT

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. Stars Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington.

Geography ClubGeography Club PREMIERE
Wednesday, June 11th, 7pm CET/JKT

At Goodkind High School, a group of students of varying sexual orientation form an after-school club as a discreet way to share their feelings and experiences. Stars Cameron Deanne Stewart, Meagan Martin, Justin Deeley, Nicki Blonsky.

Far From Heaven PREMIEREFriday, June 13th, 7pm CET/JKT

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Her tidy world starts spinning out of control when she finds her husband Frank kissing another man. A friendship with their African-American Gardner provides consolation from her grief, but it’s a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it. Stars Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert.

Wednesday, June 18th, 7pm CET/JKT

The story of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official. Stars Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin.

Boys Don’t Cry PREMIEREFriday, June 20th, 7pm CET/JKT

Born as a female, Teena Brandon transforms himself into his male identity:Brandon Teena. He attempts to find himself, and love in Nebraska. Stars Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny.

Beginners – Friday, June 20th, 9pm CET/JKT

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover. Stars Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer.

Angels in America – Friday, June 20th, 11pm CET/JKT

Based on Tony Kushner’s political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. Stars Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary Louise Parker.

A Single ManA Single Man PREMIERE
Wednesday, June 25th, 7pm CET/JKT

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles. Stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore.

Brokeback Mountain PREMIEREFriday, June 27th, 7pm CET/JKT

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years. Stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams.

The Normal Heart  ENCORE  Friday, June 27th, 9:30pm CET/JKT

A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s. Stars Julia Roberts, Jonathan Groff, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons.

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