LGBTQ+ History Month

Founded in 1994 by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson, LGBTQ+ History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. The observance also features a look at the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. This week MNN Community Producers take a look back at Stonewall’s 50th anniversary, marriage equality and more. 

Out Loud, hosted by Anthony Parker gives the New York City LGBTQ+ community a voice by showcasing the queer experience and highlighting the hard work done by community leaders and organizations. In this encore presentation Parker talks with Robert Voorheis and his husband Michael Sabatine, two prominent figures in the fight for marriage equality. The conversation focuses on this trailblazing couple's work and how they landed a spot at the Smithsonian Museums exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.  

The Queer Liberation March happens on the last Sunday in June. LGBTQ+ communities gather to exercise rights to speech, assembly and expression. This Christopher Street march is presented as an antidote to the corporate infused politician heavy parades. On this special, hear the voices of NYC's LGBTQ+ community as they discuss the history of the parade and the joys of attending their first pride events. 

Gay USA with Anne Northrop and Andy Humm is one of MNN’s longest running TV shows. Join them this week for a Stonewall 50th anniversary “rewind”. In 2018 Anne and Andy held a panel discussion with an array of guests that included Martin Boyce, an original Stonewall veteran who was there the nights of the riots, Professor Karla Jay, an original member of the Gay Liberation Front and Jamie Adams, the Park Ranger in charge of The Stonewall National Monument. Join us for this amazing conversation only on MNN.  

Watch Sunday October 16 at 1PM and Wednesday October 19 at 7 PM on MNN HD (Spectrum 1993).