Throughout the month, “Today” will cover Pride celebrations and feature guests including Bowen Yang, Indya Moore and Angelica Ross. NBC News will air “Transamerica,” a special that spotlights the legal barriers transgender people face as well as the trans lawmakers working to break them down. MSNBC anchors Jonathan Capehart, Lindsey Reiser, Kendis Gibson and Yasmin Vossoughian will spotlight LGBTQ+ stories and travel to impacted communities. Meanwhile, Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, will feature Pride-related documentaries and coverage, including “No Longer a Death Sentence: How Living with HIV Has Changed 40 Years Later,” “Stonewall 50: The Rebellion!” and “Rebellion! Stonewall.” Daily news shows “The Mehdi Hasan Show” and “Zerlina” will also feature segments on the Peacock news commentary channel “The Choice.”
Also, Here TV has announced a slate of Pride Month programming, featuring seven exclusive scripted and unscripted series and films.
Read a full list of Pride Month programming below. (More programming will be added to the list as networks announce additional titles.)
“Today” (June 1, NBC News) — On “Today,” Fryer will cover how Pride celebrations are taking place this year and explore how LGBTQ+ bars across the country are reopening. Throughout the month, guests including the first gay married couple in the US, Jack Baker and Michael McDonnell, along with Bowen Yang, Indya Moore and Angelica Ross will talk about their experiences. Plus, “Today Digital” will spotlight LGBTQIA+ trailblazers including Melissa Etheridge, Wilson Cruz, Lance Bass, Lady Bunny, Hayley Kiyoko and more. “Today All Day,” the show’s 24-hour streaming channel, will also air a 30-minute special featuring important LGBTQIA+ stories, including the Tenacious Unicorn Ranch, a safe haven for trans people in Custer County, Colo.
“NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” (June 1, NBC News) — “NBC Nightly News” Sunday anchor Kate Snow will report on families with transgender children forced to relocate to new cities as more states enact restrictive laws.
“Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” (June 1, NBC News) — “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” will explore the evolution of public LGBTQIA+ support and how it has continued to change over the last 20 years, both in politics and pop culture.
“Little Bit of Color” (June 1, Fox Entertainment) — Fox released a music video, titled “Little Bit of Color,” in celebration of Pride Month. Featuring Leslie Jordan, Ronen Rubinstein, Aisha Hinds, The Simpsons’ Patty and Smithers and more, the video highlights the network’s LGBTQIA+ talent and best queer TV moments. The song featured in the video is from “Fox Entertainment Music: Volume 3,” produced by the Fox Entertainment music team.
“The News with Shepard Smith” (June 1, CNBC) — “The News with Shepard Smith” will feature reports including “Pride & The Pandemic: Small Business” and “Landmarking the First Gay Wedding,” as well as a story about a cyclist who embarked on a transcontinental bike ride to raise money for The Trevor Project, a national suicide hotline that helps LGBTQ youth, after two of his close friends took their own lives.
“CNBC Make It” (June 1, CNBC) — “CNBC Make It” will profile LGBTQIA+ leaders in politics and air interviews with Sarah Kate Ellis, the CEO of GLAAD, and Kayla Gore, a Memphis activist who builds tiny homes for trans women of color experiencing housing discrimination and homelessness.
“Celebrando el Mes del Orgullo (Celebrating Pride Month)” (June 1, Telemundo) — Telemundo is celebrating Pride Month with a campaign to support the LGBTQ+ Latino community. Kicking off June 1 and running throughout the month with spots on-air across the network and stations, the campaign will feature stories of inspiring community members making a difference and explore the intersection of the transgender and Hispanic experience.
“Women’s Flat Track Derby Tournament” (June 1, Whistle TV) — Whistle TV will celebrate Pride Month by airing a new Women’s Flat Track Derby Tournament from 2020 every day at 3 p.m. The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, which has one of the most inclusive gender statements in sport, is committed to diversity and building an equitable environment in women’s sports.
“Senior Prom” (June 2, PBS Voices) — PBS Voices has released the short documentary “Senior Prom” on YouTube. The 14-minute film follows queer senior citizens at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s senior prom. The cast, all older adult residents at the Center’s Triangle Square apartments in Hollywood, tell their unique stories and dance up a storm at the annual event. Filmed at the Pickwick Gardens in Burbank at the 2017 and 2019 events, “Senior Prom” is directed by Luisa Conlon and produced by the queer, female-led production company Cousins.
“Married at First Sight: Unmatchables” (June 2, Lifetime) — In the Season 1 finale of “Married at First Sight: Unmatchables,” relationship experts Pastor Calvin Roberson and Dr. Viviana Coles mentor Sam and Frank, two single men looking for love. The episode airs on June 2 at 10 p.m. ET.
“The Cockettes” (June 4, Documentary Plus) — Directed by David Weissman and Bill Weber, “The Cockettes” follows a gender-bending performance group in San Francisco that gained prominence in the 1970s.
“Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am?” (June 4, Documentary Plus) — Directed by Nick Mead, the documentary follows the life of legendary Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, detailing his spiritual journey prior to his sudden passing.
“America Together: Celebrating Diversity” (June 4, Fox News) — Fox News will present segments on diversity and inclusion every Friday in June during the “Fox & Friends” morning show. Correspondent Bryan Llenas along with Fox News senior VP Michael Tammero will present interviews with such notables as country music star Ty Herndon, Craig Hella Johnson, Georgia State Senator Kim Jackson and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis.
“Can’t Cancel Pride” (June 4, iHeartMedia) — iHeartMedia and P&G have announced a star-studded lineup of performers and presenters at this year’s “Can’t Cancel Pride” relief benefit special, streaming on June 4 on the Roku Channel, Revry, YouTube, TikTok, PrideRadio.com, iHeartMedia radio stations and the iHeartRadio app. Hosted by Elvis Duran and Bebe Rexha, the event will also feature Brandi Carlile, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Leslie Odom Jr., Karamo Brown and Tan France of Queer Eye, Yola, Olly Alexander from Years & Years, Pete and Chasten Buttigieg, Brothers Osborne, Busy Phillips, Demi Lovato, Gus Kenworthy, Hayley Kiyoko, Jasmine Mans, Jennifer Hudson, JoJo Siwa, Lil Nas X, Marshmello, MJ Rodriguez, Nina West, Pink, Ricky Martin, Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae. The event will be filled with special performances, Pride celebrations and a candlelight moment in remembrance of the people killed five years ago in the Pulse Nightclub massacre.
“No Goodbyes” (June 4, Here TV) — “No Goodbyes,” premiering on June 4, is based on the true story about a gay concentration camp captive who falls in love with his Nazi guard. Written and directed by Billy Clift, the short film stars 92-year-old Holocaust survivor David Lenga.
“Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story” (June 6, Lifetime) — Based on the memoir “Saving Alex,” “Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story” follows 15-year-old Alex (addison Holley), who, after coming out to her devout Mormon parents, endured horrible punishment in coversion therapy for eight months. Airing on June 6 at 10 a.m. ET, the film shows Alex’s journey, from escaping and becoming an important activist working to end the cruel practice.
“Our America: Who I’m Meant to Be” (June 7, ABC) — The eight-episode short documentary series dedicated to amplifying the voices of America’s transgender communities released its first two episodes, focused on Honey Mahogany and Kaylee Harris, on June 7. All episodes will be available across ABC’s connected TV apps on June 21. On June 23, a town hall hosted by Raquel Willis and Reggie Aqui will further discuss issues impacting the trans community.
“Maynard” (June 11, Documentary Plus) — From Emmy-winning director Sam Pollard, “Maynard” follows the story of Maynard Jackson Jr., Atlanta’s first Black mayor in 1973.
“Tasteless” (June 11, Documentary Plus) — From comedians Jeff Cerulli and Matt Ritter, “Tasteless” explores the book series “Truly Tasteless Jokes” and the evolution of comedy that pushed the boundaries of racism and gender.
“Slay Model Search” (June 11, Here TV) — “Slay Model Search,” the first annual Trans-exclusive modeling competition, will premiere on June 11. The series, produced by Cecilio Asuncion, will feature 20 transgender models from across the world competing for a contract with Slay Model Management, the first and only exclusively transgender modeling agency.
“Thrive with Pride Celebration” (June 12, ABC7/KABC-TV) — “Thrive with Pride Celebration” will explore how the LGBTQ+ community has evolved over the last 50 years, honor queer frontline heroes and revisit the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. Raven-Symoné and ABC7 “Eyewitness News” anchors Ellen Leyva and Brandi Hitt host the one-hour special with correspondents Karl Schmid and Eric Resendiz. The special also features performances by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and the Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean and guest appearances from Jake Borelli, Billy Porter, Mj Rodriguez, Adam Faison and the cast of “Love, Victor.”
“Transamerica” (June 17, NBC News) — “Transamerica,” hosted by Joe Fryer, will premiere on June 17 at 8 p.m. The special will examine state laws discriminating against transgender Americans and showcase stories of trans lawmakers creating change in their communities.
“Hit So Hard” (June 18, Documentary Plus) — Directed by P. David Ebersole, “Hit So Hard” tells the story of Hole’s drummer Patty Schemel, one of the few openly lesbian musicians in the 1990s. The documentary, available in North America on June 18, follows her struggles with fame and addiction.
“Food Fetish: Pride Edition” (June 18, Here TV) — A special Pride episode of “Food Fetish” will premiere on June 18. The episode will feature celebrity chef Susan Feniger and focus on some of the best female chefs and restauranteurs in Los Angeles.
“Prayers for Bobby” (June 20, Lifetime) — A 2009 television film based on a true story, “Prayers for Bobby” follows Mary Griffith (Sigourney Weaver), a profoundly religious mother and wife who questions her faith after her gay son Bobby (Ryan Kelley) takes his own life. After his death, Mary draws on strength and comfort from the gay community and becomes an advocate for gay rights. “Prayers for Bobby” airs on June 20 at 10 a.m. on Lifetime.
“Jack & Yaya” (World Channel, June 22) — “Jack & Yaya” follows the true story of two kids from New Jersey who grew up as next-door neighbors and realized at an early age that each was transgender. The film, airing as part of World Channel’s documentary series “America ReFramed,” will premiere on June 22 and be available for streaming on the PBS app. The documentary is directed and produced by Mary Hewey and Jen Bagley, who also serves as director of photography.
“Miley Cyrus Presents Stand by You” (Peacock, June 25) — Peacock will air an hourlong concert event from Miley Cyrus, filmed at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter will perform a variety of her hits, from “The Climb” to “Party in the U.S.A.,” and cover beloved classics such as “Dancing Queen” and “True Colors.” Cyrus will also perform a Madonna medley featuring “Music,” “Express Yourself” and “Like a Prayer,” all in the spirit of Pride Month. The show will feature special guests and LGBTQ+ allies including Brothers Osborne, Mickey Guyton, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Orville Peck.
“We Were Here” (June 25, Documentary Plus) — Directed by David Weissman and Bill Weber, “We Were Here” explores the profound personal and community issues, as well as the broader political and social impact, raised by the AIDS epidemic.
“2021 NYC Pride March” (June 27, ABC7/WABC-TV) — On June 27, ABC7 will honor the LGBTQ+ community by airing the NYC Pride March for the fifth year in a row. Grand Marshals Wilson Cruz, Ceyenne Doroshow, Menaka Guruswamy, Arundhati Katju, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Aaron Philip are heading this year’s celebration.