Disney+ has announced that ‘Pride’, a six-part documentary series chronicling the struggle for LGBT+ civil rights in America decade-by-decade from the 1950s onward, will premiere on June 25th.
‘Pride’ will be available as a Star Original in the UK, with all six episodes dropping at once exclusively on Disney+.
In ‘Pride’, from Killer Films and Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize winning VICE Studios, six renowned LGBT+ directors explore heroic and heartbreaking stories that define America as a nation. As ‘Advanced Television’ reports, the limited series spans the FBI surveillance of homosexuals during the 1950s Lavender Scare to the ‘Culture Wars’ of the 1990s and beyond, exploring the queer legacy of the Civil Rights movement and the battle over marriage equality.
Featuring little-known characters such as Madeleine Tress and 1980s videographer Nelson Sullivan who chronicled a vanishing downtown New York City during the AIDS epidemic, the series also features international figures such as Civil Rights pioneer Bayard Rustin, writer Audre Lord and Senators Tammy Baldwin and Lester Hunt. The evolution of trans rights and identities through the decades is charted through interviews and archival footage of pioneers including Christine Jorgensen, Flawless Sabrina, Ceyenne Doroshow, Susan Stryker, Kate Bornstein, Dean Spade and Raquel Willis.
‘Pride’ is executive produced by Alex Stapleton, Danny Gabai, Kama Kaina & Stacy Scripter for VICE Studios and Killer Films Christine Vachon & Sydney Foos.
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