“Prideland” series on PBS digital is a must during June Pride month

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Dyllón Burnside
Dyllón Burnside photo coutesy of Facebook

Prideland explores LGBTQ identity in the U.S. South in Episode 3

PBS is celebrating LGTBQ Pride Month with the launch of Prideland, a new one-hour special and short-form digital series following host and actor Dyllón Burnside (from FX’s Pose) on a journey across the South. The six-episode short-form series launched on PBS Voices, a new documentary-focused YouTube Channel by PBS Digital Studios, on Tuesday, May 26.

Dyllón Burnside
Dyllón Burnside is the host of PBS series “Prideland.”

A one-hour companion special, also hosted by Dyllón Burnside will also premiered on most PBS stations and at PBS.org and the PBS Video App.

The third episode of the Prideland digital series is entitled, “Polyamory, Demisexuality, and Being Transgender in the South.” Host Dyllón Burnside sits down with a group of diverse LGBTQ members—Kiala Emmons (Tampa, FL), Dr. Celiany Rivera-Veláquez (San Juan, PR), and Cole Foust (St. Petersburg, FL)—to learn how to embrace sex positivity and maneuver the modern dating scene. They talk candidly about asexuality, polyamorous relationships and how to manage diverging expectations in the queer community.

Prideland highlights authentic personal stories brought to life through Dyllón Burnside’s curious, exploratory lens. As an LGBTQ advocate, he guides viewers into the South’s various LGBTQ communities. While there he connects with people of different backgrounds, locations, experiences and points of view.

Previous eposodes explored Burnside’s own story and an openly Gay Pastor’s journey to acceptance in the Bible Belt.

Dyllón Burnside
Dyllón Burnside is the host of “Prideland” on PBS Voices streaming service

In addition to Prideland, PBS will also offer encore presentations and streaming of a vast array of LGBTQ focused programing throughout the month of June on PBS, and its other video streaming services.

For more information on PBS’s LGBTQ Pride Month programming, visit PBS.org and the PBS YouTube Channel. Viewers are also encouraged to engage in online conversation by tagging @PBS and using #PridelandPBS and #PBSVoices on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.