In honor of Pride Month, Xfinity and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) celebrated “Pride All Year” with a screening and panel discussion of the critically acclaimed film, “A Kid Like Jake” at Studio Xfinity D.C. on Thursday, June 14. The film tells the moving story of parents raising their gender nonconforming child.
The panel — moderated by Jeff Seidenfaden, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Comcast’s Beltway Region — included Silas Howard, Director, “A Kid Like Jake”; Rebecca Kling, Education Program Director, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE); Sarah Watson, Parent of Transgender Child; and Trinity Neal, Transgender Teen/Young Adult. The panelists discussed the film, gender identity in today’s society and the LGBTQ community as a whole.
Additionally, throughout the month of June, a ton of fresh and exciting new features will be added to Xfinity On Demand for Pride month, including the highly anticipated launch of the Kids & Family collection within LGBTQ Film & TV. This first-of-its-kind home for youth-oriented entertainment celebrates diversity and highlights the LGBTQ community in positive, relatable ways. The new Kids & Family collection showcases unique curations of entertainment and educational content for kids, tweens and teens, as well as family-viewing recommendations from Common Sense Media and community voices Mombian and the Advocate. Simply say “LGBTQ” or “Pride” into your X1 Voice Remote to search a wide variety of relevant content and recommendations by organizations in the LGBTQ community including, Family Equality Council, GLAAD, GLSEN, NCTE, PFLAG, Trevor Project and more.
Comcast NBCUniversal is committed to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community during national Pride month in June and all year long. No matter the time of year, diverse and inclusive stories will always find a home on Xfinity. The entertainment we see on television should reflect the diversity of all communities, and this has never been truer for our LGBTQ friends and family.