The Paley Center for Media announced their Pride Month salute to LGBTQ+ achievements in television. They announced events throughout the month, commencing with an opening panel featured Cynthia Nixon, Ilene Chaiken, Laverne Cox, Jason Collins, and Adam Rippon, and moderated by Gio Benitez. The events begin on Tuesday, June 1 at 10 a.m. ET on Paley Center’s dedicated channel on Verizon Media’s Yahoo Entertainment page.
In the kick-off panel, the actors and writers discussed previous moments in television history where the representation of LGTBQ+ actors influenced individual panel members in their careers. Cynthia Nixon said of the panel, “It was a real pleasure to be part of such an honest and lively conversation with this stellar group of LGBTQ+ barrier breakers.” The events, sponsored by Verizon will be on their YouYube channel and The Paley Center’s website.
The Paley Center for Media’s Pride Month Salute activities will continue with a Paley FrontRow presented by Citi, with Hulu’s Love, Victor moderated by TV Guide Magazine’s Jim Halterman. It feature’s the cast and creative team including Michael Cimino (Victor), Ana Ortiz (Isabel), George Sear (Benji), Isaac Aptaker (Creator and Executive Producer), Elizabeth Berger (Creator and Executive Producer), and Brian Tanen (Executive Producer). This panel will be available on June 7 at 10 a.m. ET on The Paley Center for Media’s YouTube channel.
In collaboration with Disney Channel, the Paley Center will offer its members a sneak peek of the first two episodes of Season 2 of the Owl House on June 5 and June 6. Activities for its youngest members will also continue throughout the month, including Hasbro’s My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, WME’s Steven Universe, Nickelodeon’s The Loud House, Netflix’s The Babysitter’s Club, Amazon’s Danger & Eggs, and more. They can be found on Paley’s website.
Other ongoing programs include celebrities such as Greg Berlanti, Ilene Chaiken, Lee Daniels, and Ryan Murphy. Laverne Cox, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sean Hayes tell their stories about how LQBTQ+ portrayals have evolved in Media. These individual segments from the artists’ perspective are posted on the Paley Center’s website.