Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month this June with Iowa PBS!

Enjoy a special collection of programs this month that explore the LGBTQ experience in the United States and around the world.

Tune in or stream these programs airing on Iowa PBS .1 in June:



American Masters: Ballerina Boys

Friday, June 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Discover Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks), an all-male company that for 45 years has offered audiences their passion for ballet classics mixed with exuberant comedy. With every step they poke fun at their strictly gendered art form.

WATCH (available June 5 - July 1)

Becoming Johanna

Sunday, June 6 at 11 p.m.
When Johanna, a 16-year-old transgender Latina, begins her transition and gets kicked out of her home and school, she finds a foster family who loves her and a supportive school principal who helps her graduate and thrive.

WATCH (available with public library card or university login)


Sunday, June 6 at 11:30 p.m.
Rosemary is the first transgender woman in the state of West Virginia elected to public office. With the pandemic as the backdrop, follow Rosemary Ketchum's campaign and June 2020 election to Wheeling's City Council.



Out in Rural America

Sunday, June 13 at 11 p.m.
Explore the struggles and joys of being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or genderqueer in rural America. Follow five stories from the LGBTQ+ community over six years, exploring the issues of self-doubt, discrimination, acceptance and small-town, Midwestern life from a cultural, social, familial and religious perspective.


Us on Masterpiece

Sunday, June 20 and 27 at 8 p.m.
Douglas, his wife and his teenage son take a European summer vacation together. What could go wrong? Tom Hollander, Saskia Reeves, and Tom Taylor star in an adaptation of David Nicholls’ bittersweet, bestselling novel about a family giving their relationship one last shot. 

WATCH (available for 3 weeks following premiere)

Expect a Miracle

Sunday, June 20 at 11 p.m.
Follow the story of a home that gave gay men a place to die from AIDS with dignity and love after they had been rejected by their friends and families.