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HBO Max Celebrates Pride 2021 With Spotlight Pages, Concert Series, Comedy Showcases And More Throughout The Month Of June

HBO Max will celebrate Pride 2021 with the launch of the Shine On spotlight page, which honors and recognizes the streamer’s expansive library of LGBTQIA+ stories, characters, and creators. As part of this spotlight page, viewers will get exclusive access to concerts, never before seen clips and interviews within their “Your Pass to Pride 2021” Collection, produced by Human by Orientation throughout the month.

HBO Max’s Human By Orientation elevates and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community—encouraging people to express their proudest, queerest selves. Throughout their year-round programming, they create fearlessly queer spaces that aim to expand dialogue and uplift the community. Last year, Human By Orientation celebrated Pride by launching its first-ever digital Pride site, with 15 events over an 11-day schedule aimed to engage the entire spectrum of the community. Following thse success of last year’s virtual Pride, Human By Orientation is continuing this mission with music performances from artists like King Princess, VINCINT, Raveena, Soccer Mommy, and MUNA, queer comedy specials from Meg Stalter, Ashley Ray among others, exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations from HBO Max originals like “Hacks,” drag performances from the queens of “We’re Here,” artist spotlights and more. These performances and specials will all live on the Human by Orientation social handles as well as in-app on HBO Max on Human By Orientation’s “Your Pass to Pride 2021” Virtual Pride collection. The Virtual Pride collection, which will provide a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies, will have all virtual events throughout the month of June.

Human By Orientation will also highlight 30 LGBTQIA+ and civil rights nonprofit partners—one per day all Pride month via the Human By Orientation social handles, so consumers can easily learn more and get involved.

Shine On will showcase revolutionary series including “Veneno,” “It’s A Sin,” “We Are Who We Are,” “Equal,” “Euphoria” and “We’re Here,” compile historic documentaries like “Welcome to Chechnya,” “The Trans List,” “Wig,” “A Family Is a Family Is a Family,” and “Larry Kramer In Love & Anger,” and feature Trans and Non-Binary voices from “Legendary,” “Transhood,” “Lady and the Dale,” “Euphoria: Special 2,” “Hable Now,” “Todxs Nosotrxs,” to showcase new perspectives on behalf of the community. The second season finale of the Ballroom competition series “Legendary” will also premiere this month.

In addition to the spotlight page, HBO Max will also celebrate Pride with exclusive playlists from “We’re Here” stars Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela Laquifa Wadley through HBO Max’s Guest Curator program, which will be featured in-app on the HBO Max homepage. Their lists of their favorite movies and television series include must-see programs such as Miss Congeniality, Legendary, A Star Is Born, and The Color Purple.

Below you will find a list of curations that will be included on the Shine On spotlight page:

Unapologetically Queer

  • Awkwafina is Nora From Queens

  • Batwoman

  • Betty (HBO)

  • Euphoria (HBO)

  • Euphoria: Special 1 (HBO)

  • Euphoria: Special 2 (HBO)

  • Genera+ion

  • Gentleman Jack (HBO)

  • Hacks

  • Here and Now (HBO)

  • I May Destroy You (HBO)

  • It’s A Sin

  • Legendary

  • Looking (HBO)

  • Looking: The Movie (HBO)

  • Los Espookys (HBO)

  • Search Party

  • Steven Universe

  • Todxs Nosotrxs(HBO)

  • Trigonometry

  • True Blood (HBO)

  • Veneno

  • We Are Who We Are (HBO)

  • We’re Here (HBO)

  • Years and Years (HBO)

Our Resilience

  • A Family Is a Family Is a Family, 2010 (HBO)

  • And the Band Played On, 1993 (HBO)

  • Angels in America (HBO)

  • Bessie, 2015 (HBO)

  • Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer, 2006 (HBO)

  • Equal

  • Habla Men ‘14, 2014 (HBO)

  • Larry Kramer in Love & Anger, 2015 (HBO)

  • Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, 2016 (HBO)

  • Suited, 2016 (HBO)

  • The Case Against 8, 2014 (HBO)

  • The Normal Heart, 2014 (HBO)

  • The Out List, 2013 (HBO)

  • The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, 2011 (HBO)

  • The Times of Harvey Milk, 1984

  • The Trans List, 2016 (HBO)

  • Transhood, 2020 (HBO)

  • Valentine Road, 2013 (HBO)

  • Welcome to Chechnya, 2020 (HBO)

  • When I Knew, 2008 (HBO)

  • Wig, 2019 (HBO)

Trans and Non-Binary Voices

  • Buzz (HBO)

  • Equal

  • Euphoria (HBO)

  • Euphoria: Special 2 (HBO)

  • Full Beat, 2018 (HBO)

  • Habla Men ’14 (HBO)

  • Habla Now, 2020 (HBO)

  • Lady and the Dale (HBO)

  • Legendary

  • Lupe, 2021 (HBO)

  • Suited (HBO)

  • The Trans List (HBO)

  • Todxs Nosotrxs (HBO)

  • Transhood (HBO)

  • Veneno

  • We Are Who We Are (HBO)

Showstopping TV Characters

  • Batwoman (Katy Kane and Sophie Moore)

  • Betty (Honeybear) (HBO)

  • Doctor Who (Bill Potts)

  • Euphoria (Jules) (HBO)

  • Game of Thrones (Yara Greyjoy) (HBO)

  • Gentleman Jack (Anne Lister) (HBO)

  • Girls (Elijah) (HBO)

  • Harley Quinn (Harley & Poison Ivy)

  • I May Destroy You (Kwame) (HBO)

  • It’s a Sin (Ritchie)

  • Mrs. Fletcher (Margo) (HBO)

  • Search Party (Elliot)

  • Six Feet Under (Keith Charles) (HBO)

  • Steven Universe (Ruby & Sapphire)

  • The O.C. (Alex Kelly)

  • The Wire (Omar Little) (HBO)

  • True Blood (Lafayette Reynolds) (HBO)

  • We Are Who We Are (Harper) (HBO)


Our POC Voices

  • Batwoman

  • Bessie, 2015 (HBO)

  • Betty (HBO)

  • Carmen y Lola, 2018 (HBO)

  • Charm City Kings

  • David Makes Man

  • Euphoria (HBO)

  • Genera+ion (HBO)

  • Happy Together

  • I May Destroy You (HBO)

  • It’s A Sin

  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)

  • Lupe (HBO)

  • My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres, 2019 (HBO)

  • PAUSE with Sam Jay (HBO)

  • Pretty Little Liars

  • The Color Purple

  • The Wire (HBO)

  • Todxs Nosotrxs (HBO)

  • True Blood (HBO)

  • Veneno

  • Vida Perfecta

  • We Are Who We Are (HBO)


  • Adventure Time: Obsidian, 2020

  • Batwoman

  • Doom Patrol

  • Freedom Fighters: The Ray, 2018

  • Gen:Lock

  • Harley Quinn

  • Kill La Kill

  • Kiznaiver

  • OK K.O.

  • Steven Universe

  • Steven Universe: Future

  • Watchmen (HBO)

Queer Creators

  • A Room with a View, 1986 (James Ivory) (HBO)

  • A Time to Kill, 1996 (Joel Schumacher)

  • Bad Education, 2004 (Pedro Almodóvar)

  • Banshee (Alan Ball)

  • Batman & Robin, 1997 (Joel Schumacher)

  • Batman Forever, 1995 (Joel Schumacher)

  • Beauty and the Beast, 1947 (Jean Cocteau)

  • Bessie (Dee Rees – Director, Writer) (HBO)

  • Billy Elliott, 2000 (Stephen Daldry) (HBO)

  • Black Orpheus, 1959 (Jean Cocteau)

  • Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodóvar)

  • Davis Makes Man (Tarell Alvin McCraney)

  • Desert Hearts, 1985 (Donna Deitch)

  • Full Beat, 2018 (Kase Pena – Director, Writer) (HBO)

  • Hairspray, 1988 (John Waters)

  • High Maintenance (Katja Blichfeld – Co-Creator) (HBO)

  • I’m So Excited (Pedro Almodóvar)

  • It’s a Sin (Russell T. Davies)

  • J. Edgar, 2011 (Dustin Lance Black)

  • Jubilee, 1979 (Derek Jarman)

  • Larry Kramer In Love and Anger, 2015 (Jean Carlomusto – Director) (HBO)

  • Looking (Andrew Haigh) (HBO)

  • Los Espookys (Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega – Co-Creators) (HBO)

  • Lost & Delirious (Lèa Pool)

  • Mildred Pierce (Todd Haynes) (HBO)

  • Olive Kitteridge (Lisa Cholodenko – Director) (HBO)

  • Pepi, Luci, Bom Y Otras Chicas del Monton (Pedro Almodóvar)

  • Sex and the City (Michael Patrick King) (HBO)

  • Six Feet Under (Alan Ball) (HBO)

  • Steven Universe (Rebecca Sugar)

  • The Craft, 1996 (Andrew Fleming)

  • The Human Voice (Pedro Almodóvar)

  • The Laramie Project, 2002 (Moises Kaufman – Director, Writer) (HBO)

  • The Normal Heart, 2014 (Ryan Murphy) (HBO)

  • The Philadelphia Story, 1940 (George Cukor)

  • Todxs Nosotrxs (Daniel Riberio, Vera Egito, Adelina Anthony – Directors) (HBO)

  • True Blood (Alan Ball) (HBO)

  • Volver (Pedro Almodóvar)


Laugh With Us

  • 2 Dope Queens (HBO)

  • At Home with Amy Sedaris

  • Coastal Elites, 2020 (HBO)

  • HBO Comedy Half Hour: Margaret Cho (HBO)

  • Jerrod Carmichael 8, 2017 (HBO)

  • Jerrod Carmichael Love at the Store, 2014 (HBO)

  • Loiter Squad

  • My Dad Wrote a Porno (HBO)

  • My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres, 2019 (HBO)

  • Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Standup, 2015 (HBO)

  • Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted, 2015 (HBO)

About Human By Orientation:

HBO Max’s Human By Orientation platform elevates and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community – encouraging people to express their proudest, queerest selves.  Through our year-round programming, we create fearlessly queer spaces that aim to expand dialogue and uplift the community. You can now follow us on social @HumanByOrientation (Instagram) and @HumanBy_O (Twitter).

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