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Celebrating PRIDE

Ballerina Boys, Friday, June 4, 8:00pm
On Ballerina Boys, discover Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (“The Trocks”), an all-male company that for 45 years has offered audiences their passion for ballet classics mixed with exuberant comedy.

PACIFIC HEARTBEAT SEASON 8: Leitis in Waiting | Photo Courtesy of Qwaves

Leitis in Waiting, Thursday, June 17, 10:00pm
Leitis in Waiting tells the story of Tonga’s evolving approach to gender fluidity in the Kingdom, Joey Mataele.


Stonewall Uprising, Friday, June 18, 9:00pm
Learn how the Stonewall riots came to be known as the major turning point in the modern gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

Becoming Johanna, Friday, June 18, 10:30pm
A compelling story of a mother’s rejection and the journey toward becoming comfortable in her own skin.

Out in Rural America, Saturday, June 19, 8:00pm
Exploring the struggles and joys of being LGBTQ+.

Prideland, Friday, June 25, 10:00pm
Follow queer actor Dyllón Burnside on a journey to discover how LGBTQ Americans are finding ways to live authentically and with pride in the modern South.

Lavender Scare

Lavender Scare, June 29, 9:00pm
Learn the story of a witch hunt against gay and lesbian federal workers in the 1950s.


Stories created by Hawaiʻi’s elementary, middle and high school students.

Moanalua High School: Pride in Diversity
Watch a profile on a lesbian couple at Moanalua High School who works to spread the joy of diversity and the message of tolerance.

Maui High School: Kylee
Students create a story about what it’s like to walk in the shoes of a teen transitioning to a new gender.

Maui High School: Same-Sex Weddings
Students report on a wedding photographer/officiant who anticipates a significant spike in his business after the legalization of same-sex marriage in Hawaiʻi.

Moanalua High School: Cheering For Life
Learn how a male cheerleader gained the support of his coach and teammates after revealing his sexual orientation.

Waianae Intermediate School: Bullied Teacher
The story of how a Waianae Intermediate math teacher was bullied as both a young student and now as a teacher, and how many of his students have rallied around him.

Waianae Intermediate School: Raquel’s World
Hear the story of Raquel Largo, a transgender 8th grader at Waianae Intermediate who became the victim of bullying.

Konawaena High School: A Love Story
Students tell the poignant story of a same-sex married couple whose love lives on after the tragic death of one partner.

Ewa Makai Middle School: Lolita
Lolita features a drag queen in his early 20s who explains how taking on his drag persona of Lolita gives him confidence and helps him cope with a sometimes difficult life.

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS: A Place in the Middle

A Place in the Middle
The true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi who dreams of leading the boys-only hula group at her school, and a teacher who empowers her through traditional culture.

An animated film that reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach – and the legendary dual male and female spirits within them.