PBS Announces ‘True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs’

PBS has announced a new TV special - True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs - celebrating the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S.
Tony Award winner André de Shields

Just in time for Pride Month, PBS and Nouveau have announced True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs – a new TV special offering a unique look at the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S.

The special shares real-life stories of hope, resilience and triumph from people across the country, artistically represented through thematically relevant music. Exploring the personal journeys of remarkable individuals, the program connects these heartfelt stories with the history of the LGBTQ+ movement.

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True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning Saturday, June 4, 2022 (check local listings). It will also be available for free streaming on PBS.org and the PBS Video App.

PBS Announces ‘True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs’
The Indigo Girls

Hosted by Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider, True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs includes musical performances by: Indigo Girls (“Closer to Fine”); country-pop singer Billy Gilman (“For Our World”); indie-pop singer, songwriter Morgxn (“Wonder”); drag artists Peppermint, Alexis Michelle and Jujubee, performing “(A Little More) Mascara” from La Cage Aux Folles; Glee sensation Chris Colfer; celebrated Christian singer Trey Pearson (“Hey Jesus”); trans opera singer Breanna Sinclairé (“Somewhere” from West Side Story); and Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winner André de Shields (“The Colors of My Life” from Barnum).

PBS Announces ‘True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs’
Chris Colfer of GLEE

All performers are joined by The American Pops Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Luke Frazier. In addition, the special features interviews with former NBA player Jason Collins and Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actress and activist Cynthia Nixon and others sharing their inspiring real-life stories.

Each month, PBS reaches over 120 million people through television and 26 million people online, inviting them to hear diverse viewpoints and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances.

PBS Announces ‘True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs’
Peppermint, Jujubee, and Alexis Michelle