Pride TV Guide

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With proper planning you can program a gay TV festival at home

Ellen may be off the air, but that doesn't mean TV networks have forgotten gay viewers altogether. In fact, for Gay Pride Month, many networks have inserted special programming into their schedules.

On June 12 PBS airs the award-winning documentary The Castro (reviewed in The Advocate, March 18, 1997), which traces the history of the world-famous San Francisco neighborhood. The network follows up on June 23 with Licensed to Kill, Arthur Dong's disturbing film about homophobia and homicide.

Cable's Cinemax devotes each Wednesday night in June to queer cinema. On June 10 lip-synching drag queens and gay rights activists join forces on the night of Judy Garland's death in Stonewall. On June 17 Late Bloomers turns the lens on two women whose unexpected romance revitalizes them and scandalizes their small town. The drama Hollow Reed, screening June 24, follows a gay father's attempts to win custody of his abused son.

If news of Culture Club's reunion tour has sent you scrambling for tickets, don't miss the premiere of VH1's Storytellers documentary on the band on June 14. …