IN THE LIFE marks twenty years on public television celebrating and documenting the faces, voices and stories of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. This season premiere opens with analysis of New York’s vote for marriage equality and closes with a look back at twenty years of covering the culture wars.
IN THE LIFE goes on “gaycation” with Sweet and Camp Oneida, two destinations where wayfarers come together to have fun and commune with nature, while strengthening the LGBT community.
2011 is poised to be a pivotal year in the movement toward marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples..IN THE LIFE travels to Iowa where social conservatives use unprecedented tactics to repeal equal marriage rights in a campaign with national implications. Then, as progress and conservative backlash inflame the marriage controversy at the State and Federal levels, we take a step back for a look at a country divided.
This month IN THE LIFE presents, “You Are Not Alone.” We begin with a look back at “Bullycides,” the national health crisis of young people taking their own lives as the result of bullying. Then, Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black returns to his hometown high school to inspire LGBT students. And In The Life Media staff share their personal stories of hope for young viewers.
In the Smithsonian’s historic and controversial Hide/Seek exhibit, sexual expression and desire in American Art is viewed in a new way. And, we delve into the sexually charged, fiercely liberated, and fascinating life of Samuel Steward.