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Showtime To Stream 50 Free Hours of LGBTQ+-Themed Programming in June

Showtime's 'The L Word: Generation Q'
Showtime's 'The L Word: Generation Q' (Image credit: Showtime)

Showtime will stream more than 50 hours of LGBTQ+-themed  original programming in June as part of its celebration of Pride Month.

The shows, including select seasons of The L Word, Queer as Folk and Couples Therapy will be offered to consumers for free across multiple Showtime partner platforms, according to network officials. 

In addition, the network-- in associations with the Human Rights Campaign -- will expand collaboration on the Queer to Stay initiative supporting and preserving businesses that serve the LGBTQ+ community with a focus on LGBTQ+ people of color, women and the transgender community, said the network.

The full list of free Showtime programming includes the first seasons of The L Word, The L Word: Generation Q, Queer as Folk, Work in Progress, and Couples Therapy. Also included are select episodes of Desus & Mero, as well as Same Sex America, Beyond Opposite Sex, L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin and Semper Fi.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.