WarnerMedia Celebrates Pride 2021

 

June is Pride Month, a celebration where the entire world comes together and allows members of the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate the freedom to be themselves.

Throughout the month of June, we’re celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and Pride 2021! With original programming, social awareness campaigns, audience support resources, social justice narratives, and more, we are proud to be a brand at the forefront of the fight for LGBTQIA+ equality. 

 

cAMPAIGNS AND INITIATIVES

 

HBO Max and Human By Orientation 

On June 1, HBO Max will celebrate Pride 2021 with the launch of the Shine On spotlight page, which honors and recognizes the streamer’s expansive library of LGBTQIA+ stories, characters, and creators. As part of this spotlight page, viewers will get exclusive access to concerts, never before seen clips, and interviews within their “Your Pass to Pride 2021” Collection, produced by Human by Orientation throughout the month.

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DC Pride

This June, DC will launch DC Pride, an 80-page anthology comic featuring LGBTQIA+ characters from across the DC Universe, and Crush & Lobo, a new eight-issue miniseries. Crush & Lobo will launch on June 1 and DC Pride will publish on June 8. DC will also publish a series of nine Pride-themed variant covers in June, showcasing DC’s top characters as realized by the comic book industry’s leading artists.

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Cartoon Network's Drawn To Expression 

This June, Cartoon Network is celebrating Pride Month, recognizing amazing youth and families in the LGBTQIA+ community and the ways they express themselves fully and authentically through various forms of personal self-expression!

Stage 13 Supports - Trans Youth and Anti-Bullying

Stage 13 is shining a light on the hot-button issue of transphobic bullying amongst trans students, and collaborating with internationally known non-profit organizations whose missions are to make the world a safer place for the LGBTQIA+ community. Stage 13 hopes to end the real life horrors many youths are currently facing by providing resources that may help them live in a safer and more equitable world. 

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TBS, TNT, & truTV - Supporting Inclusive Spaces 

TNT, tbs, and truTV are celebrating Pride 2021 by encouraging people to come out and give back to the queer spaces that have always been at the heart of the community. Like other small businesses, many LGBTQ+ bars have been shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing those who found joy and comfort in these safe spaces to stay home. The campaign features iconic queer bars such as The Stonewall Inn, Blake's on the Park, Palace, and Twin Peaks Tavern. TNT, tbs, and truTV are inviting audiences to join them in donating to the GayCities' LGBTQ+ Save Queer Spaces Fund, to support local LGBTQ+ bars across America, and to honor their pivotal role in the community.

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Programming

Euphoria 

Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.


 

It's A Sin

This poignant drama series charts the thrilling and emotional journey of a tight-knit group of friends living in London during the 1980s, a decade forever changed by the AIDS crisis.


 

Genera+ion

A dark yet playful half-hour following a group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.

 

LFG

This documentary gives a no-holds-barred, inside account of the U.S. women’s national team’s ongoing fight for equal pay.

I May Destroy You

Set in London, where gratification is only an app away, the story centers on Arabella (Michaela Coel), a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked, she must question and rebuild every element of her life.

Legendary 

Pulling from the underground ballroom community, voguing teams, called "Houses," compete in dance challenges and showcase fashions for a chance to win a cash prize.


 

 

Equal

This dynamic four-part docuseries chronicles the landmark events and forgotten heroes of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement.


 

 

Transhood

An inspiring chronicle of the lives of four young people and their families as they navigate growing up transgender in America's heartland.


 

 

Betty

A diverse group of young women navigate their lives through the male-dominated world of skateboarding in New York City.


 

Los Espookys 

This primarily Spanish-language  comedy follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life.


 

Lady and the Dale 

This docuseries traces the story of Elizabeth Carmichael, who rose to prominence when she released a fuel-efficient three-wheeled vehicle during the 1970s gas crisis. 


 

We're Here

The six-part unscripted series follows small-town residents as they’re recruited and trained to participate in a one-night-only drag performance. In each episode, former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela Laquifa Wadley help prepare their “drag daughters” by teaching them how to step outside of their comfort zones.

Veneno 

Based on the memoir by Valeria Vegas “Not A Whore, Not A Saint: The Memories of La Veneno,” Spanish creators and directors Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi bring the most beloved transgender icon of the 90s, Cristina Ortiz (La Veneno) to 2020.

Welcome to Chechnya

A powerful and eye-opening documentary about a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persection in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya.


 

Todxs Nosotrxs (He, She, They)

The Brazillian HBO Original series follows the day-to-day lives of its three protagonists Rafa, Vini and Maia in the LGBTQIA+ community and deals with subject matters often found within the community such as understanding, inclusion, acceptance and the use of inclusive language. The Eight-Episode Brazilian Production Has A Third Of Its Cast Made Up Of Trans And/Or Non-Binary People And Deals With The Reality Of The LGBTQIA+ Universe.

Special 

A gay man with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his identity as an accident victim, break up with his mom – or at least set some healthy boundaries – and finally go after the life he’s always wanted.

Two Sentence Horror Stories

A transmasculine student endures merciless bullying in his high school until a mysterious janitor offers the teen a way to take care of his bullies once and for all. Inspired by the viral fan fiction, ”Two Sentence Horror Stories” is an award-winning, original scripted horror anthology series. Each standalone story taps into the expansive world of the horror genre, pressing universal primal fears filtered through the anxieties of a connected and racially diverse generation.

Other Resources

GLAAD

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

 

 

 

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation envisions a world where all LGBTQ people can participate fully in the systems that shape our daily lives. Through public education, research and policy and practice change, the HRC Foundation’s impact can be felt in schools, on factory floors and corporate suites and in places of worship. It touches LGBTQ lives from childhood through end-of-life, people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities and religious beliefs, in big cities and small towns, in the United States and around the globe.

PFLAG

PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community.

Trans Lifeline was founded in 2014 as a peer-support crisis hotline. The Hotline was, and still is, the only service in the country in which all operators are transgender. Because of the particularly vulnerable relationship transgender people have with police, it is also the only service in the country with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.

The Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.