Comcast Celebrates LGBTQ Pride with Programming, Events and More
Comcast NBCUniversal is celebrating LGBTQ Pride with a range of new programming, events and corporate initiatives that reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ community.
From a content perspective, Comcast is adding 1,200 hours of Pride free preview content for its Xfinity Video customers from now until June 9 through the LGBTQ Film & TV Collection, a first-of-its kind collection of diverse, community-endorsed LGBTQ content at home and on-the-go. Specifically, the free preview will include:
Additional commemorative programming worth noting that reflects important stories, people and events that lead to the modern LGBTQ rights movement includes:
The best part is that any of this content can be easily found by simply saying “Pride” into the X1 voice remote.
Also occurring during the month, NBC News will spotlight the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, widely viewed as one of the most important events leading up to the modern LGBTQ rights movement, on several of its on-air and digital platforms, with MSNBC airing a primetime, one-hour documentary, called “Rebellion! Stonewall” in late June. What’s more, Nightly News Films and LGBTQ news site NBC Out are collaborating on a four-part digital documentary series on the pre- and post-Stonewall LGBTQ equality movement, the Stonewall riots, and modern Pride celebrations.
Our employees are also showing their support by participating in LGBTQ Pride parades and celebrations in approximately 20 markets across the country, including the WorldPride celebration in New York. Comcast Newsmakers, our news and public affairs platform, will also celebrate Pride Month with interviews with leaders and important figures from the Stonewall Riots, including Mark Segal, an LGBTQ civil rights activist, author and publisher.
We are proud to showcase the power of storytelling in a variety of ways and on multiple platforms and are thrilled to honor the breadth and depth of the LGBTQ community and its contributions to our past, present, and future.