Logo has announced the launch of Logo Documentary Films, which was created to share stories that capture LGBT life and culture.
Beginning in June, Logo will premiere a new film each month. They will cover subjects from Matthew Shepard, the gay college student who was killed in 1998 in Wyoming, to the fight for LGBT acceptance beyond the Western world.
The first documentary, “Out in the Night,” tells the story of African-American lesbians who were violently and sexually threatened in 2006 and later criticized in the media and charged with attempted murder. It will air at 10 p.m. June 22 on Logo. It will also air as part of PBS’ “POV” documentary series.
“LGBT culture is rich with remarkable stories and storytellers and, with Logo Documentary Films, we’ve committed to bringing films that bring the vivid color of the experience to life,” said Pamela Post, Logo’s head of original programming. “These films entertain, enlighten, and deeply engage, and we’re proud to share them with our audience.”
Correction: An earlier version of this story erroneously stated that PBS would air all six of the documentaries. It will only air the first one, “Out in the Night.”