Logo has announced this year’s slate of documentary films that continue the tradition of the cable net’s award-winning premieres in the past, including Kevyn Aucoin: Beauty & The Beast In Me, and Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America.
The three documentaries premiering on Logo this summer are Light in the Water, Quiet Heroes, and When the Beat Drops, which just won the outstanding Documentary jury award at San Francisco’s Frameline film festival.
The first film, Light in the Water, premiering Thursday, July 19, tells the story of L.A.’s West Hollywood Aquatics, one of the first openly gay masters swim teams and water polo club in 1982.
When the Beat Drops, premiering August 9 on Logo, follows a crew of gay African-American men as they pioneer the Southern-rooted underground dance scene known as “bucking.” The film is from World of Wonder, the production company behind RuPaul’s Drag Race and Million Dollar Listing.
The third doc is Quiet Heroes, premiering August 23, focuses on a female doctor saving the lives of male AIDS patients in the socially conservative area of 1980s Salt Lake City. The film had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
“Now more than ever, it is imperative for us to tell the stories of our community’s ability to triumph over adversity,” said Taj Paxton, VP of Logo Documentary Films, in a statement. “These documentaries represent our bravery and our continued fight against stigma and the sting of hatred and intolerance.”
Watch the trailer for Light in the Water below, and for more info on the documentaries head over to Logo’s website.