More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
What to Watch: This Weekend, June 3-5
This Friday, catch the Bahamanian love story Children of God, followed by the American Masters documentary Annie Leibovitz: Life Through A Lens on Saturday! Then on Sunday, don't miss a new episode of Game of Thrones, the premiere of MTV's Teen Wolf, and the PBS pride documentary Out in America!
6:45pm: Children of God, Showtime 2 (2 hrs)
In this award-winning depiction of homophobic culture in the Bahamas, art student Johnny hides his relationship after meeting a man he cares for deeply, while a politician’s wife aids her husband’s anti-gay campaign until she begins to challenge her own beliefs.
Saturday, June 4
8:30pm: Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens, Logo (2 hrs)
This PBS American Masters documentary follows the life of out photographer Annie Leibovitz, including her decades-long relationship with writer Susan Sontag. Written and directed by Leibovitz’s own sister Barbara, the film traces the arc of Annie's photographic and personal life.
Sunday, June 5
8:00pm*: Out in America, PBS (1.5 hrs) PREMIERE
Don't miss the stories of prominent LGBT figures mixed with those of everyday people, including Bravo's Andy Cohen, author Armistead Maupin, country singer Chely Wright, humorist Kate Clinton, LGBT advocates James Hormel and Urvashi Vaid, and psychologist Patricia Hawkins, as well as a Muslim lesbian, a gay rancher, a Latino rapper, a former Army captain, a drag queen, and a great-grandmother. *Premiere dates and times will vary from station to station. Check local listings.
9:00pm: Game of Thrones, HBO (1 hr) NEW
After King Robert’s death in last week’s episode, Ned and his family are in grave danger as the Lannisters take over King’s Landing and the throne. Will the late king’s gay brother Renly attempt to remove Joffrey from the throne and take over the seven kingdoms himself? And will his other brother, Stannis, heed Ned’s call to come take the throne as the rightful heir himself? Here's a preview for tonight's episode:
11:00pm: Teen Wolf, MTV (1 hr) SERIES PREMIERE
MTV's newest series follows high school student Scott who gets attacked by a werewolf and struggles to balance his new hirsute alter-ego with his teen life, including a rivalry with fellow lacrosse player Jackson and his gay best friend Danny.
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