MTV announces pride month special 'Proudest Moments,' launches digital series 'No I.D. Required'

In honor of Pride month, MTV will be celebrating their long history of LGBT representation in a 30-minute special, “MTV’s Proudest Moments” this Saturday, June 4 at 12:00 pm ET/PT. The special will feature LGBT celebs and advocates including  Laverne Cox, Jazz Jennings, Mary Lambert, Andrew Rannells, Wilson Cruz and more as they discuss big moments in MTV’s history that have become iconic in pop culture.

MTV has a long history of LGBT-inclusion, from Pedro Zamora’s debut on The Real World in 1994 – which Cruz discusses in the below clip from the special – to the Emmy-winning special Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word in 2014, to this special. It is important to reflect on both how we go forwards as a community, but also how we’ve gotten here. MTV’s Proudest Moments allows us to reflect on the groundbreaking steps of those who have come before.

In addition to this special, MTV is also launching a digital profile series called No I.D. Required, which will premiere on June 6 on the network’s Snapchat Discover and This series showcases five teens of underrepresented orientations and gender identities as they talk about finding community, intersectionality, and celebrating self-acceptance and discovery.