MSNBC announced an original documentary series to run onmsnbc.com. In honor of LGBT Pride month, Fearless: How 10 LGBT Activists Made It Better will feature ten individuals who were trailblazers in the 20th-century LGBT movement throughout Los Angeles. The focus on LA is because of MSNBC’s partnership with the ONE Archives Foundation and the It Gets Better Project. It debuts today, June 2nd at www.msnbc.com/fearless.
The mini documentaries will run on msnbc.com once a week for the next ten weeks. The premiere episode features retired schoolteacher Dr. Virginia Uribe, who founded the first dropout prevention program for LGBT high school students. The following weeks include documentaries on the pioneering Rev. Troy Perry, who began the pro-LGBT Metropolitan Community Church in 1968; and Carolyn Weathers, an outspoken activist in the early gay liberation movement and an instrumental figure in the founding of the Alcohol Center for Women.