The Paley Center salutes LGBTQ+ achievements on television

Paley’s 2022 Pride Month events spotlight legendary icons, influential programs and extraordinary moments that shaped LGBTQ+ representation on TV

PaleyLive Special Event with the Cast and Creative Team of Queer as Folk on June 7

NEW YORK, June 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Paley Center for Media Celebrates Pride Month with Dynamic, Interactive Program Tribute to LGBTQ+ Achievements in Televisionof June 2 to June 26, 2022. The exhibition and screenings highlight the creative contributions of legendary icons, influential programs, and extraordinary moments that have shaped LGBTQ+ representation in our culture.

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“The Paley Center is honored to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the LGBTQ+ community through the lens of television,” said the Paley Center President and CEO. Maureen Reydy. “Throughout Pride Month, we’ll trace the evolution of LGBTQ+ representations on television, explore defining moments, and salute the lasting achievements of LGBTQ+ artists and innovators who have made groundbreaking contributions to media.”

Paley Center Tribute to LGBTQ+ Achievements in Television highlights LGBTQ+ achievement in five areas: TV Drama, News/Talk/Documentary, Comedy, Music/Variety, and Sports. The exhibition pays homage to pioneering programs such as That certain summerwhich today celebrates its 50th anniversarye anniversary this year, as well as All in the family and City Tales. The program features storytellers Greg Berlanti, Ilene Chaiken, Lee Danielsand ryan murphy; influential creative talents like Laverne Cox, Ellen Degeneres, Sean Hayes and other notable figures in sports, journalism, music, politics and culture.

On Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m., the Paley Center presents a preview and conversation of Peacock’s Queer as Folk. A vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series, Queer as Folk explores a diverse group of New Orleans friends and the tragedy that transforms their lives. After the Screening, Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director Stephen Dunn and executive producer/writer Jaclyn Moore will join the stars Devin RoadEnd Argus, Jesse James KeitelCG, Johnny Sibilly and Fields of Armand on stage for a lively post-screening conversation. (The screening is TV-MA rated and is suggested for mature audiences.). Admission is free for this event thanks to the generous support of Peacock.

Paley’s Pride Month celebration will also include family activities, special events and interactive trivia games. The Paley Center invites its members to the opening cocktail of the exhibition on June 2 and offers pre-order tickets for the free event Queer As Folk here. Paley Center Tribute to LGBTQ+ Achievements in Television short of Thursday, June 2 at Sunday, June 26, 2022.

About the Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with offices in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion on the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and media. emerging platforms. Drawing on its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with leaders in the media community, The Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society.

The Paley Center’s premier programming can be viewed on the Paley Center YouTube Channel and the Paley Center Facebook page. Audiences can access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection, which contains more than 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, innovations, personalities and leaders who shape media .

Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, The Paley Center also serves as a neutral venue where media professionals can engage in discussions and debates about the changing media landscape. Formerly known as the Museum of Television and Radio, The Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S.Paleya pioneering innovator in the industry.

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