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Equality Forum docs join Xfinity LGBT on demand collection

Not-for-profit organization and producer Equality Forum is making all three of its award-winning documentaries available on Comcast’s Xifinity On Demand in the LGBT Film & TV Collection in celebration of ...
October 21, 2016

Not-for-profit organization and producer Equality Forum is making all three of its award-winning documentaries available on Comcast’s Xifinity On Demand in the LGBT Film & TV Collection in celebration of LGBT History Month.

The trio of Equality Forum produced films share the stories of courageous LGBT individuals and include Saint of 9/11, which is narrated by Sir Ian McKellan, chronicles the remarkable life and death of Father Michael Judge, chaplain of the New York Fire Department, the first official victim of 9/11; Gay Pioneers (pictured), a copro with PBS affiliate WHYY, presents the story of the start of of the LGBT civil rights movement at Independence Hall, including interviews with Frank Kameny, Barbara Gittings and other early activists; and Jim in Bold looks at the life cut short of young gay artists and poet Jim Wheeler, exploring the impact of homophobia on LGBTQ youth.

Equality Forum – which organizes the annual international LGBT civil rights summit in Philadelphia – launched LGBT History Month earlier in October by releasing a list of 31 LGBT icons, living or dead, national and international, who were selected for achievements in their field of endeavor; their status as a national hero; or their significant contribution to LGBT civil rights. This year’s list includes a former U.S. president, cultural icon David Bowie and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.

The Xfinity LGBT Film & TV on demand collection is a uniquely curated collection of more than 500 LGBT-centric storylines and characters. It’s part of the Comcast commitment to bringing diverse viewing opportunities to its customers.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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