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Logo’s New Doc Slate Includes “Out of Iraq” And Profile Of WNBA Champion Chamique Holdsclaw

The news comes on the heels of the network's Emmy nomination for "Matthew Shepard Was A Friend Of Mine."

Logo has announced its new lineup of documentaries, addressing issues from global LGBT equality to mental health in sports.

Logo Documentaries kicks off May 3 with Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, which profiles the out WNBA star’s career rise and struggle with mental illness.

 

Additional films include The If Project, in which a Seattle police officer launches a writing program to help female inmates, and World of Wonder’s Out of Iraq, about a gay Iraqi solider and a translator who fall in love and must flee or face an honor killing.

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Also on the horizon: A film about female chefs, featuring three culinary rock stars facing fame, work politics and the struggle to carve out a community.

“The stories in the upcoming documentary slate expand on Logo’s rich history of diverse storytelling by providing fresh and eye-opening looks at some of today’s most talked about societal issues,” said Pamela Post, SVP of Original Programming at Logo.

“The filmmakers brilliantly showcase inspiring individuals who exhibit the true strength of the human spirit by overcoming challenges that threaten life and love.”

Last month, Logo was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for the 2015 documentary Matt Shepard is A Friend of Mine.

Mind Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw premieres Tuesday, May 3, at 10/9c on Logo.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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