In The States; New York (00:15:25)
IN THE LIFE marks twenty years on public television celebrating and documenting the faces, voices and stories of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
This season premiere opens with analysis of New York's vote for marriage equality and closes with a look back at twenty years of covering the culture wars. This installment of the ongoing series In The States takes a hard look at New York's historic vote for marriage equality: how it happened, who stood in the way and where we go from here.
20 Years of Culture Wars (00:09:37)
A look back at the show's impact since its beginnings as the focus of conservative ire through its shift to a newsmagazine countering the messaging of the radical right. Today, IN THE LIFE continues to raise awareness and engage viewers by chronicling LGBT life from all angles.
Professional athletes are models of strength and endurance, and heroes to the young athletes who look up to them. Unfortunately, the macho and homophobic world of sports doesn't breed model behavior. IN THE LIFE examines the message homophobic athletes send to young people on courts and fields across the country, and speaks with allies in professional sports who are standing up to put an end to it. Then, we follow a gay teenager on his journey from homelessness to college and meet the mentors who provide support on his way.
Changing The Game (00:12:53)Meet pro athletes and leaders standing up against homophobia in sports. Featuring "Bam Bam" Meulens of the SF Giants, former NY Giants running back Tiki Barber, rugby star Ben Cohen, college wrestling champ Hudson Taylor, and more
College Bound (00:11:37)Kadeem Swenson was kicked out of the house after coming out to his parents in high school. With hard work and help from organizations and mentors, Swenson escaped homelessness and is now the first in his family to attend college
Peace and tolerance