This Week on TV: Journey back through 15 years in Cambridge LGBT history

This Week on TV: Journey back through 15 years in Cambridge LGBT history

Boston Gay Pride will take place this Saturday, June 11

  • Posted on: 7 June 2016
  • By: lily

To celebrate, a retrospective on CCTV Channel 9, Saturday 6:30-10pm: First, a Domestic Partnership Rally at City Hall in March of 2000, followed by Mass Matrimony, coverage of the first marriage licenses given out to same sex couples at Cambridge City Hall in May 2004.

Then, Seven Years of Marriage, a 2011 celebration in honor of city clerk Margaret Drury, and Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decision Rally, a celebration at City Hall in June 2013 following the Supreme Court decision to end the Defense of Marriage Act.

Also find the following pride-themed programs on Channel 9, Friday June 10, Saturday June 11, and Sunday June 12:

The New Rules of Sexual and Gender Identity: NeighborMedia reporter Kristina Kehrer interviews young genderqueer comedian Jamie Flez about the current terminology around gender and sexuality. Saturday at 12pm and Sunday at 2:15pm.

We're Queer We're Here: A celebration of National Coming Out Day, in October of 2010. Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 12:15pm, Sunday at 1pm.

Ephemera: Cambridge resident and archivist Libby Bouvier has spent most of her life collecting an archive of cause buttons and other "ephemera" from the women’s movement, the LGBT movement, and other radical causes she's been directly or indirectly involved with over the decades. Friday at 7:22pm, Saturday at 12:37pm, and Sunday at 1:35pm.

Documentaries from students in CCTV's Youth Media Program: Phoenix, a profile of an 18 year old transgender man and his experience. Love Has No Gender --interviews with folks reflecting on their experiences coming out. Satuday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 12:20pm.

Perkins 28: Testimony from the Secret Court Files of 1920: In 1920, Harvard convened a secret court to discipline students suspected of homosexuality. Perkins 28 dramatizes the closed-room trials, starring Harvard undergraduates. Saturday at 1:40pm.

Boston Gay Pride 2010: Boston Pride has been taking place for over 45 years – watch event coverage from the parade of 2010. Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 3pm. Also catch the annual Cambridge Pride Brunch of 2014 Saturday at 4pm.

From producer Robert Mack, Alan Helms At Home: An Interview and house tour with author and retired professor Alan Helms, who recalls incidents from his life as a gay man, including his days as New York's golden boy. Saturday at 5:15pm. And, Norbauer: In which two young men discuss their lives, beliefs, and the relationship they share. Friday at 8:30pm and Sunday at 12:30pm.

The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde: A film by Jennifer Abod about legendary black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde (1934-1992). Saturday at 10pm.

New member-made videos play each week on Channel 8, Tuesdays and Sundays at 7pm and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 11am.

This week, Cambridge Bites visits Toscanini's Ice Cream in Central Square, and interviews owner Gus Rancatore about the changes he's seen since he opening the business in 1981. Cambridge Bites is a production group hosted at Cambridge Community Television that produces short profile videos featuring local, independent restaurants with a unique outlook on food and a creative approach to cooking. This production was created by Anne Brown, Pam Ross and Sherry Wang. Contact the station if you are interested in participating in the making of the next Cambridge Bites episode!

And, Cambridge Public Schools held its Annual STEAM Event on May 5. The event took place at the Kennedy-Longfellow School Cafeteria and all sorts of Cambridge programs and organizations presented activities relating to science, technology, engineering, art, and math.