Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Fun Freetime: LGBTQ Family Entertainment

Your family may not be supportive of LGBTQ families, but for those who are, here are some resources.

#LGBTQFamiliesDay was June 4th. In recognition, Xfinity LGBTQ Film & TV – a collection of more than 900+ films and TV shows reflective of the expansive and intersectional LGBTQ community – has launched this month a new Kids & Family Collection, a first of its kind home for youth-oriented LGBTQ entertainment for kids, tweens and teens. 

The award-winning LGBTQ parenting blog Mombian, as well as Family Equality Council, have “Community Recommendation” selections as part of the Kids & Family Collection.  These “Community Recommendations” will be available in over 33+million households across the country, as well as streaming and online. 

In addition to TV shows and movies, viewers will find unique curations that include educational content and programming recommendations from Common Sense Media and community voices Mombian and the Advocate.

Additional LGBTQ-focused features throughout the month include: 
  • Here TV’s Annual Free Preview (6/1 – 6/7) 
  • The release of critically acclaimed films such as “A Kid Like Jake,” “Love, Simon” and tons more
  • A new Community Recommendations collection from Family Equality Council
  • New Guest Editor picks from Jazz Jennings (“I Am Jazz”), Taylor Barrett (“Work in Progress”) and Troye Sivan (“Bloom”)
  • Featured content including select titles from Breaking Glass Pictures (“1:54,” “Handsome Devil,” “Rift”), 12 new Frameline Distribution films (“Suicide Kale,” “A Self-Made Man”), and more than 20 new “I’m from Driftwood” stories
  • Spotlights on LGBTQ innovators, change makers and rising stars featured on NBC OUT’s #Pride30 List

To access the Xfinity LGBTQ Film & TV collection Simply say “LGBTQ” or “Pride” into your X1 Voice Remote or use your remote to enter “LGBTQ” to find the destination on X1, which can also be accessed via the Xfinity Stream App and portal

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