Forward & Out

Forward & Out is composed of 49 episodes, was made for the LGBTQ+ community, and was produced by the White Plains Cable station. The show was produced from 1993 through 1996, and was broadcast from January 1994 through January 1997. At its peak, Forward & Out was broadcast via cable and over-the-air to 1.2 million households in primarily the NY/NJ/CT area and as far away as Philadelphia.

The show’s mission was to stimulate pride and raise self-esteem within the LGBTQ+ community by promoting a positive image, and to encourage greater tolerance and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people. Forward & Out hosted diverse guests who discussed various subjects of interest and concern to the LGBTQ+ community. Topics and guests ranged from legal concerns, religion, and homosexuality in high school curricula, to authors, clergy, playwrights, entertainers, health professionals, and politicians.

The entire Forward & Out catalog has been digitized and can be viewed at this link Forward & Out on YouTube. A clip reel and the first episode have been embedded below:

The Library has the complete collection of episodes available on DVD. The collection was donated to the Library by Katharine Andriotis, former Executive Producer & Director of Forward & Out.

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