LOGO LEADS PRIDE MONTH WITH "PRIDE HISTORY PROJECT," "WE REMEMBER ORLANDO" AND "TRAILBLAZER HONORS"
NEW YORK, NY (June 9, 2017) - As part of LGBTQ Pride month, Logo today announced special programming including "Pride History Project," "We Remember Orlando" and "Trailblazer Honors."
"Pride History Project" is a series of ten animated vignettes highlighting LGBTQ people throughout history, created by renowned artist and activist Daniel Arzola. Narrated by Laverne Cox and in collaboration with Harvard professor and queer historian Michael Bronski, the project includes stories about the following historical figures:
· Plato & Sappho (Ancient Greece)
· Hadrian & Antinous (Ancient Rome)
· Joan of Arc (Middle Ages)
· Richard I, Edward II & James I (British Monarchy)
· Leonardo Da Vinci & Michelangelo (Italian Renaissance)
· Walt Whitman & Albert Cashier (Civil War)
· We'Wha (Native American History)
· Frida Kahlo (Mexican History)
· Gladys Bentley & James Baldwin (Harlem Renaissance)
· Mattachine Society & Daughters of Bilitis (Early Gay Liberation)
On Monday, June 12, Logo's "We Remember Orlando" will acknowledge the one-year mark since 49 victims were taken at the Pulse shooting in Orlando, Florida. Starting at 6AM ET/PT, Logo features stories that celebrate the LGBTQ experience and highlight its struggles and triumphs, with the cable television premiere of "When We Rise," (2PM ET/PT), an encore of MTV's "True Life: We Are Orlando" (10PM ET/PT), and a commercial-free encore of "Stop the Hate," (11PM ET/PT) from Ryan Murphy and the HRC, featuring 49 celebrities paying tribute to those who were killed. The special lineup begins at 6AM ET/PT, with an eight-hour marathon of "RuPaul's Drag Race," and will also feature encore documentaries "Drag Becomes Him" (11:18PM ET/PT) and "Strike A Pose" (1:27AM ET/PT). Throughout the day, the network will spotlight #HonorThemWithAction, a national campaign created by Equality Florida to commemorate the Pulse massacre. Visit https://honorthemwithaction.org/about-2/ for more information.
As previously announced, Logo's "Trailblazer Honors," a one-hour special event that celebrates leaders at the forefront of LGBTQ equality, will premiere Friday, June 23rd at 9PM ET/PT. This year's honorees include Cyndi Lauper and the creators of "Will & Grace," Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. More honorees to be announced soon.
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