THIS MARCH ON IN THE LIFE, "REVISITING HIDDEN HISTORIES"
Exploring LGBT identity and censorship in American Art
March 1, 2012 - Tonight public television stations across the country will begin airing Revisiting Hidden Histories, an episode from
the award-winning newsmagazine IN THE LIFEuncovering diverse
expressions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) sexuality and gender difference in American art, and the
forces that have censored them.
American art is rich with LGBT themes and renowned works by LGBT artists, yet sexuality has largely been edited
out of art history. This episode features a look back at Hide/Seek, the first major museum exhibition to
acknowledge representations of LGBT identity in art. The exhibit sparked controversy among conservative
religious leaders and politicians who demanded the removal of David Wojnarowicz's video installation,
A Fire in my Belly, calling his depiction of the anger he faced while dying from AIDS "religious hate speech."
Then, IN THE LIFE revisits the fascinating life of professor, tattoo artist and sexual renegade, Sam Steward.
Sam's far-reaching impact includes detailed journals and recordkeeping, which were invaluable to the studies
of Alfred Kinsey, and artistry that inspired famed designer Ed Hardy. Author Justin Spring chronicles the
life of Samuel Steward in his book, Secret Historian.
Revisiting Hidden Histories begins airing March 1st on public television stations across the country and will be available
for free video streaming and embedding from the In The Life Media website. To find out when it will air in your
local area, or to stream or download it, go to ITLMedia.org.
ABOUT IN THE LIFE MEDIA:For twenty years, In The Life Media has been a leading media organization for the lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement. One of the nation's most honored and influential LGBT groups, In The Life Media
creates social and political change by examining issues critical to LGBT individuals and providing audiences with powerful
ways to advance equality within, and beyond, their communities. Produced by In The Life Media, the Emmy-nominated series,
IN THE LIFE, was the first-and remains the only-LGBT issues-oriented show on public television. IN THE LIFE is a
two-time Emmy Award nominee, a Lambda Legal Liberty Award honoree, a Seigenthaler Award recipient from the
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and a Ribbon of Hope Award recipient from The Academy
of Television Arts & Sciences: www.ITLMedia.org
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