As Pride Month continues, so does our LGBTQ-focused programming on the Youth Channel. Next week, see more shows about LGBTQ youth who have had to overcome challenges just to be who they really are.
Watch “We are Here,” “LGBT Homeless Youth” and “Say Her Name” for stories about LGBTQ youth fighting for justice, Watch “Bridging the Gap,” “ Mx Enigma,” and “We’re Okay” for personal stories from LGBTQ youth about what it’s like to be in their shoes and finish off the week with an episode of NightCap.
The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN 4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, Spectrum 67 & 1998) and MNN HD (Spectrum 1993). To learn about MNN’s Youth Media Center and the work they produce, click here.
Check out the upcoming schedule below:
Monday, June 19
MNN Summer 2016 Youth Projects
We Are Here
LGBTQ youth take back the media and raise their voices and concerns to be fairly represented. While narrating experiences that have empowered them to speak up and send a message of positivity to youth of color questioning their sexuality.
Bridging the Gap
Looking back at our experiences and sharing them is the bridge that forms between our generations. Bridging The Gap is a piece dedicated to finding an understanding between the young and old in the LGBTQ community.
Tuesday, June 20
MNN 2015 Youth Projects
LGBT Homeless Youth
LGBT Homeless Youth is an interview profile piece on Youth who are housing themselves at Pier 40/Hudson River Park.
Say Her Name
On June 1st, 2015 Grand Central Crew, also known as NYC Shut It Down, held an event to honor Mya Hall. On June 8th, similar demonstrations were held in different areas of the Bronx in honor of Jessie Hernandez. Both these events were created in order to raise the awareness of LGBTQ victims of police brutality.
Mya Hall was a 27-year old black trans woman who lost her life at hands of security agents of the National Security Agency. Jessie Hernandez was a 17-year old teenager who identified as queer. She was sleeping in a stolen car with her friends and was shot by the Denver Police.
Wednesday, June 21
A short documentary of the intersectionality Je'Jae faces being genderqueer and living in an Orthodox Jewish community. The film has received awards from HBO, Reelworks, Bushwick Film Festival & more for "Best Short Documentary" made by emerging filmmakers.
Thursday, June 22
This All-American High School Film Festival pick is a fantasy drama about teen depression and sexuality. Delilah has decided to kill herself on her 18 birthday, but her friend Lena surprises her with a birthday party. We see how Delilah is truly feeling in her stop-motion animated circus world mind.
Friday, June 23
NightCap, Career Day Series Episode 1
First up in NightCap's new six-part career day series is music video director and filmmaker, Jordan Riggs. Jordan Riggs began his career with the directing group High5Collective (H5C) who was the first to storm the Internet with unofficial videos that looked official.
H5C's success in the unofficial realm landed them deals to make official videos for artists like Frank Ocean and Childish Gambino so tune in because not only will you get a chance to see some of these videos but Jordan will also share the stories behind them. And, you won’t believe how much it cost to make one of them.