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YouTube Announces New LGTBQ+ Documentary State of Pride For 2019 Release

September 13, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
State of Pride

YouTube has greenlit State of Pride, a documentary that looks at the significance of Pride 50 years after the Stonewall Riots. The company announced the news on Thursday. State of Pride will debut in June of 2019 and is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

The documentary is described as follows: “State of Pride brings to life a diverse range of LGBTQ+ perspectives on the meaning and value of Pride through intimate and honest interviews led by Raymond Braun, called “one of the pre-eminent activists of his generation” by OUT Magazine. Braun travels between major cities and rural towns across America, experiencing Pride and learning from individuals for whom the event marks a pivotal moment in their personal journey.”

“We are incredibly honored to bring this important and compelling documentary State of Pride to people around the world,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “The film features powerful conversations with inspiring individuals as they open up about Pride and how it has changed over the past 50 years.”

“We are built to tell stories that speak to a new audience,” said Nate Houghteling, Co-Founder and Executive Producer at Portal A. “With State of Pride, we have the opportunity to work with two extraordinarily accomplished filmmakers to capture this one-of-a-kind celebration in a way that’s uniquely suited to the YouTube generation.”

State of Pride is set to amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies that audiences need to hear,” said Jeremy Blacklow, GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Media. “Raymond’s unique ability to tell powerful, inclusive LGBTQ+ stories that enlighten and inspire, coupled with Rob and Jeff’s legacy of gifted storytelling, will no doubt lead to a film that showcases the true diversity of the LGBTQ community.”

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