PBS is celebrating LGTBQ+ Pride Month with the launch of PRIDELAND, a new one-hour special and short-form digital series following host and actor Dyllón Burnside (from FX’s “Pose”) on a journey across the South. The six-episode short-form series launched on PBS Voices, a new documentary-focused YouTube Channel by PBS Digital Studios, on Tuesday, May 26. A one-hour companion special, also hosted by Dyllón Burnside will also premiere on Friday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video App.
The third episode of the PRIDELAND digital series, entitled, “Polyamory, Demisexuality, and Being Transgender in the South,” premieres Tuesday, June 9 on PBS Voices. Host Dyllón Burnside sits down with a group of diverse LGBTQ+ members at the 2020 Creating Change Conference in Dallas, Texas – Kiala Emmons (Tampa, FL), Dr. Celiany Rivera-Veláquez (San Juan, PR), and Cole Foust (St. Petersburg, FL) – to learn how to embrace sex positivity and maneuver the modern dating scene. They talk candidly about asexuality, polyamorous relationships and how to manage diverging expectations in the queer community.
PRIDELAND highlights authentic personal stories brought to life through Dyllón Burnside’s curious, exploratory lens. As an LGBTQ+ advocate, he guides viewers into the South’s various LGBTQ+ communities, connecting with people of different backgrounds, locations, experiences and points of view. For more information, check out the official PBS announcement.
The first two digital episodes are available to view on PBS Voices:
- Episode 1: “Out, Proud & Southern: Dyllón Burnside’s Story”
- Episode 2: “An Openly Gay Pastor’s Journey to Acceptance in the Bible Belt”
In addition to PRIDELAND, PBS will also offer encore presentations and streaming of a vast array of LGBTQ+ focused programing throughout the month of June on PBS, PBS.org, PBS Video App and PBS Passport. Programs include AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Stonewall Uprising,” AMERICAN MASTERS “Terrance McNally” and THE LAVENDER SCARE. To view PBS’s upcoming LGBTQ+ Pride Month programming guide, please click here. For more information on PBS’s upcoming LGBTQ+ Pride Month programming, the new PRIDELAND one-hour special and digital series, and PBS Voices,visit PBS.org and the PBS YouTube Channel. Viewers are also encouraged to engage in online conversation by tagging @PBS and using #PridelandPBS and #PBSVoices on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram