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Current TV marks LGBT Pride with online content
From a news release
2012-06-18

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New York, NY, June 18, 2012 — Current.com, Current TV's online destination for content that represents the best in news analysis from a progressive point of view, will commemorate LGBT month in June with two exclusive investigate projects. The first series is a month-long takeover that started earlier this month of "The Underreported Story" that examines the religious assault on homosexuality — a relatively new phenomenon — and how it became such a hot-button political issue. The second, "Campaigning Gay," is a week-long series launching today that profiles five openly gay candidates for state and local office. Three of these candidates will also be featured on-air on "The War Room with Jennifer Granholm" during the week of June 18th. Both series can be found at www.current.com/pride. On air and online, Current is dedicated to providing insightful news and analysis of important issues - and digging deep into real stories to uncover how they affect real people.

More details on both series are below and can also be found at http://www.current.com/pride:

The Underreported Story: Homophobia, the church and politics

Four-part series Wednesdays, June 6-27

June 6 — The rise of the culture wars: We examine the ways key political issues (primarily gay rights, but also abortion) became a litmus test for a certain segment of Christianity, and how those issues came to define that has become what it means when media or politicians refer to "Christian voters" or the "Christian base." It's actually a relatively recent phenomenon, starting around 1970, even though it's made to sound like it's always been the case.

June 13 — Broadcasting hate: The business behind the Christian entertainment/publishing industry is big and a search for fame could play a role in some of the more outrageous and most publicized homophobic stunts among religious leaders. We look at some religious leaders who've done outrageous things in the past and received success for it, and how that influences others.

June 20 — Liberal clergy and religious freedom: Amplifying the voices that get drowned out in the noise, we examine religious freedom for denominations that would/do recognize same-sex marriages and unions. Why these voices aren't getting the same attention as others?

June 27 — The generational divide. How this is changing?: What does it all mean for future generations?Research indicates younger people have less and less of an issue with homosexuality, but extreme conservatives and religious leaders may also be nurturing a smaller and more extreme generation of homophobic followers. Why are leaders on the religious right showing no sign of backing down, and what does it portend?

Campaigning Gay

Five-part series, new profile each day the week of June 18

We spend a week profiling five LGBT candidates running in elections in 2012. We will run one profile every day addressing issues unique to gay campaigns including campaigning with a coming-out narrative, selecting surrogates (LGBT or straight), bringing a partner on the campaign trail and responding to attacks on sexuality. Each piece will also interweave the story of the evolution of the gay campaign by speaking with longtime LGBT politicians.

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About Current Media:

Featuring "The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur," "The War Room With Jennifer Granholm," "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer," "Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show" and "Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show," Current is dedicated to providing insightful news and analysis of important issues - and digging deep into real stories to uncover how they affect real people. "Vanguard," the network's Peabody Award-winning documentary series, shines a light where other networks won't dare and boldly explores provocative subjects - opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. The Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network was founded in2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, and features the very best in news, analysis, and political commentary. To get Current TV at home or to find the channel on your cable system log on to www.current.com . Fans can also follow Current on Facebook and on Twitter at @Current for regular updates.


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