In The Life Media

In The Life Media ITLM produces the public television newsmagazine IN THE LIFE, along with web-based media documenting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender experience.
Founded in 1992 on the premise that visibility in media is vital to achieving equality and social justice for LGBT people, IN THE LIFE was the first, and for more than a decade, the only national television program to feature the faces, voices, stories and behind the issues shaping the gay experience.

In The Life Media counters injustice and misinformation with dynamic, responsive and compelling use of traditional and new media, including social networks, SMS texting, video sharing, online community organizing and blogs.

Mission: In The Life Media, producers of the public television show IN THE LIFE, produces change through innovative media that exposes social injustice by chronicling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life and providing our audience with effective ways to advance equality within and beyond our communities.

08/06/2013

UCLA is the new home to the In The Life archives. Check our website for more information. http://itlmedia.org

IN THE LIFE - THE FINAL EPISODE - is now airing and available online. WATCH it now!
12/01/2012
Farewell IN THE LIFE | In The Life Media

IN THE LIFE - THE FINAL EPISODE - is now airing and available online. WATCH it now!

Farewell IN THE LIFE 21st Season | 2012Categories: Equality , History At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people were virtually invisible in media, IN THE LIFE became the first to bring real stories, struggles and issues about the LGBT experience into living rooms across the...

As we look back at our incredible archive, we know that In The Life Media's greatest legacy is you. We invite you—the ...
11/19/2012
In The Life Media | Remembering In The Life

As we look back at our incredible archive, we know that In The Life Media's greatest legacy is you. We invite you—the LGBT community and allies whose stories it has been our privilege to document—to join us in paying tribute to our remarkable legacy by sharing what IN THE LIFE has meant to you at the link below!

In The Life Media produces change through innovative media that exposes social injustice by chronicling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life.

It was a tough week for the National Organization for Marriage. The anti-marriage equality organization poured funds and...
11/08/2012

It was a tough week for the National Organization for Marriage. The anti-marriage equality organization poured funds and resources into all four states with same-sex marriage ballot measures - and lost every one of them.

"Our opponents and some in the media will attempt to portray the election results as a changing point in how Americans view gay marriage, but that is not the case. Americans remain strongly in favor of marriage as the union of one man and one woman." - Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage

Organizers in Washington celebrate their win. Referendum 74 passed, legalizing same-sex marriage in the State.
11/08/2012

Organizers in Washington celebrate their win. Referendum 74 passed, legalizing same-sex marriage in the State.

Minnesotans struck down the amendment that would have limited marriage to heterosexual couples.
11/08/2012

Minnesotans struck down the amendment that would have limited marriage to heterosexual couples.

Maryland approves marriage equality law!
11/07/2012

Maryland approves marriage equality law!

Four more years. What does it mean for the LGBT community?
11/07/2012

Four more years. What does it mean for the LGBT community?

Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin becomes first openly gay Senator.
11/07/2012

Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin becomes first openly gay Senator.

Maine becomes the first state in the country to approve marriage equality for same-sex couples via a majority vote on a ...
11/07/2012

Maine becomes the first state in the country to approve marriage equality for same-sex couples via a majority vote on a ballot measure.

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe speaks out against amendment that would prohibit same-sex marriage in the State. Re...
11/07/2012
Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Unlikely Voice for Marriage Equality | In The Life Media

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe speaks out against amendment that would prohibit same-sex marriage in the State. Results are still too close to call.

“We will not be the 31st State to fall to this stupid amendment,” Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said at a rally at the University of Minnesot on Monday where activists and organizers gathered to oppose the proposed amendment that would prohibit same-sex couples from legally marrying in the St...

The ITLM office is in the still-dark section of lower Manhattan, but all staff are safe and accounted for!
11/01/2012

The ITLM office is in the still-dark section of lower Manhattan, but all staff are safe and accounted for!

This month on IN THE LIFE, seven LGBTQ youth from the foster care system share their stories.
11/01/2012
Foster Care’s Invisible Youth (Full Episode) | In The Life Media

This month on IN THE LIFE, seven LGBTQ youth from the foster care system share their stories.

Foster Care’s Invisible Youth (Full Episode)|Categories:Family & Community,Politics, Public Policy & Public Affairs,YouthThere are approximately 400,000 youth in foster care in the United States. A disproportionate number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) children end up...

10/30/2012

To all our friends in Hurricane Sandy's wake: You're in our thoughts! Keep dry and be safe!

10/26/2012
I’m from Minneapolis, MN | In The Life Media

Check out the latest from our ongoing coverage of LGBT life in Minnesota, presented in partnership with I'm From Driftwood.

Brian Ness from Minneapolis, Minnesota was interviewed for I'm From Driftwood's 50-state story tour documenting gay life across the country. Ness discusses his tense relationship with his father, and the first and only conversation they had about his sexuality, which occurred shortly before his fath...

In The Life Media and I'm From Driftwood partner to present special coverage of the LGBT experience in Minnesota. Check ...
10/25/2012
Minnesota Hub | In The Life Media

In The Life Media and I'm From Driftwood partner to present special coverage of the LGBT experience in Minnesota. Check it out now!

In The Life Media produces change through innovative media that exposes social injustice by chronicling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life.

ITLM's final gala was a great success and a wonderful triibute to our 20 years on public television! Thanks to everyone ...
10/08/2012

ITLM's final gala was a great success and a wonderful triibute to our 20 years on public television! Thanks to everyone who joined us in celebrating the legacy of In The Life Media!

This month on IN THE LIFE, "Beyond the Rhetoric." Now airing nationally and available online. WATCH it now!
10/03/2012
Beyond The Rhetoric | In The Life Media

This month on IN THE LIFE, "Beyond the Rhetoric." Now airing nationally and available online. WATCH it now!

IN THE LIFE examines the evolution of anti-gay rhetoric, and the reality beyond the spin. Then, we head to Minnesota for a look at a multi-front attack on equality in a State known as one of the country’s most LGBT friendly places.

Celebrate ITLM's twenty-year legacy as the most honored and respected producer of LGBT journalism at our FINAL gala on O...
09/25/2012
In The Life Media | Celebrating Our Legacy, Envisioning Our Future

Celebrate ITLM's twenty-year legacy as the most honored and respected producer of LGBT journalism at our FINAL gala on October 1st! Tickets and Info:

In The Life Media produces change through innovative media that exposes social injustice by chronicling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life.

Join us at our final gala on October 1st to celebrate our legacy and honor those who continue ITLM's vision."Receiving t...
09/21/2012
In The Life Media | Celebrating Our Legacy, Envisioning Our Future

Join us at our final gala on October 1st to celebrate our legacy and honor those who continue ITLM's vision.

"Receiving the Family Values Award from In The Life Media is probably one of the most significant honors we've ever received. This is the first time we've been acknowledged as family." - Paris & Christopher Barclay

In The Life Media produces change through innovative media that exposes social injustice by chronicling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life.

Join us for an online chat on the intersection of labor and LGBT rights today at 2:00pm Eastern/1:00pm CDT/11:00am PDT! ...
09/20/2012
In The States: Wisconsin | In The Life Media

Join us for an online chat on the intersection of labor and LGBT rights today at 2:00pm Eastern/1:00pm CDT/11:00am PDT! We'll be joined by the Teamsters, United Auto Workers, Fair Wisconsin, Service Employees International Union and Pride at Work. Comments and questions welcome!

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker sparked a political uproar and national media debate with his controversial plan to strip collective bargaining rights from teachers and many state employees. IN THE LIFE speaks with LGBT union workers in the State to discover how their rights and benefits are affecte...

Join us to celebrate the legacy of IN THE LIFE and salute trailblazers whose work advances LGBT equality at our final an...
09/17/2012
In The Life Media | Celebrating Our Legacy, Envisioning Our Future

Join us to celebrate the legacy of IN THE LIFE and salute trailblazers whose work advances LGBT equality at our final annual gala! Tickets on sale now!

In The Life Media produces change through innovative media that exposes social injustice by chronicling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life.

Interviewed Linda Spears, Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs at the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), for...
09/07/2012

Interviewed Linda Spears, Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs at the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), for an upcoming segment on LGBT #Foster Kids.

"This is an issue that we feel is critical for federal policy makers to attend to so that LGBT young people have the services and supports they need to be safe and thrive in the community," said Spears.

From all of us at In The Life Media, thank you for 20 years! This December will be our last broadcast. Stay with us for ...
09/05/2012
ITLM Announces a New Direction | In The Life Media

From all of us at In The Life Media, thank you for 20 years! This December will be our last broadcast. Stay with us for 4 more months of the most honored and respected LGBT journalism on TV and online. We will have additional details soon regarding how ITLM’s archive will live on online.

In The Life Media was founded in 1992 on the belief that real stories about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are our greatest asset in the fight for equality. By bringing those stories into living rooms across the country for the past 20 years, ITLM has shattered stereotypes and ...

IN THE LIFE follows John Becker into the Bachmann clinic for a look at therapists who say they can "cure" homosexuality.
09/04/2012
Ex-Gay Undercover | In The Life Media

IN THE LIFE follows John Becker into the Bachmann clinic for a look at therapists who say they can "cure" homosexuality.

John Becker is an activist who investigates anti-gay religious extremists. IN THE LIFE follows Becker into the Bachmann clinic in Minnesota where he discovers the ongoing practice of debunked reparative therapies.

LGBT and in a union? WATCH this month's look at the intersection of LGBT and labor rights and become a source for our on...
09/03/2012
In The States: Wisconsin | In The Life Media

LGBT and in a union? WATCH this month's look at the intersection of LGBT and labor rights and become a source for our ongoing coverage.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker sparked a political uproar and national media debate with his controversial plan to strip collective bargaining rights from teachers and many state employees. IN THE LIFE speaks with LGBT union workers in the State to discover how their rights and benefits are affecte...

WATCH our September show, "The Truth Comes Out." Now airing nationally and streaming online!
09/01/2012
The Truth Comes Out | In The Life Media

WATCH our September show, "The Truth Comes Out." Now airing nationally and streaming online!

IN THE LIFE travels to the Midwest for a look at the critical alliance between labor unions and the LGBT movement, followed by an exposé of reparative therapists who say LGBT people can “pray the gay away.”

08/31/2012
SNEAK PEEK: The Truth Comes Out

Coming tomorrow on IN THE LIFE: The Truth Comes Out. Get a sneak-peek now!

COMING SEPTEMBER 1st: IN THE LIFE travels to the Midwest for a look at the critical alliance between labor unions and the LGBT movement, followed by an expos...

In The Life Media is now a newsroom of the Public Insight Network (PIN) from American Public Media, an engagement platfo...
08/30/2012

In The Life Media is now a newsroom of the Public Insight Network (PIN) from American Public Media, an engagement platform for people to share their knowledge and insights about timely issues with journalists. You can help strengthen In The Life Media's coverage by signing up to be a PIN source here: http://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/form/3c075711f0de

In Minnesota where there's a ballot measure to limit marriage to heterosexual couples. The voice for equality was everyw...
08/28/2012

In Minnesota where there's a ballot measure to limit marriage to heterosexual couples. The voice for equality was everywhere at the Minnesota State Fair. This is a piece of award-winning "agriculture art" protesting the ballot measure, featuring Mario and luigi fashioned out of amaranth seeds!

Said one passerby: "Just because we're from different video games doesn't mean we can't get along."

Eighty-three-year-old Edie Windsor petitions the Supreme Court to rule on the Defense of Marriage Act. WATCH now!
08/23/2012
Edie Takes on DOMA | In The Life Media

Eighty-three-year-old Edie Windsor petitions the Supreme Court to rule on the Defense of Marriage Act. WATCH now!

Eighty-three-year-old Edie Windsor challenges the Defense of Marriage Act with a case against the Federal Government that could determine the future of the law.

Mexico's Supreme Court ruled this month that the whole country must recognize the same-sex marriages performed in its ca...
08/22/2012
Married But Not Equal (Full Episode) | In The Life Media

Mexico's Supreme Court ruled this month that the whole country must recognize the same-sex marriages performed in its capital, and Canada legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2005. When will the U.S. catch up?

There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections that married heterosexual couples get from the Federal Government. But because of the Defense of Marriage Act, gays and lesbians are denied every single one of them—even if they are legally married in the state they live in.

Tiffany "Life" Cocco, profiled in our Webby honored video about LGBT homeless youth in NYC, is our newest production int...
08/20/2012
A Day in Our Shoes | In The Life Media

Tiffany "Life" Cocco, profiled in our Webby honored video about LGBT homeless youth in NYC, is our newest production intern. Welcome Cocco!

There are an estimated 3,800 homeless youth in New York City. About 1,500 of them identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Government funding provides fewer than 200 shelter beds for all homeless children in the city.

The dog days of summer are in full swing at In The Life Media. Former intern, TJ Hernandez, brings her pooch, Mazi, in f...
08/17/2012

The dog days of summer are in full swing at In The Life Media. Former intern, TJ Hernandez, brings her pooch, Mazi, in for a day at the office!

We're honoring HLN Host Jane Velez-Mitchell at our Red Carpet Season Premiere on October 1st! Tickets and info available...
08/16/2012
In The Life Media to Honor Headline News Host Jane Velez-Mitchell | In The Life Media

We're honoring HLN Host Jane Velez-Mitchell at our Red Carpet Season Premiere on October 1st! Tickets and info available now!

On October 1st, In The Life Media will present its annual Red Carpet Season Premiere at the spectacular New York Historical Society in New York City. This important event marks a brand new season of IN THE LIFE and honors individuals whose work advances LGBT equality in America. Hundreds of prominen...

Coming next month on IN THE LIFE, we head to Wisconsin to explore the intersection of the labor and LGBT movements.
08/16/2012

Coming next month on IN THE LIFE, we head to Wisconsin to explore the intersection of the labor and LGBT movements.

In another blow to the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal judge in Connecticut ruled in favor of Joanne Pedersen and Ann...
08/14/2012
BREAKING: Judge Rules DOMA Unconstitutional in Pedersen Case

In another blow to the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal judge in Connecticut ruled in favor of Joanne Pedersen and Ann Meitzen, one of the lesbian couples featured this month on IN THE LIFE whose case challenged the constitutionality of DOMA.

In a blockbuster 104-page opinion, a Connecticut federal judge appointed by George W. Bush dealt another blow to the Defense of Marriage Act being defended by House Republicans.

Concluding our special coverage of HIV/AIDS in 2012 created in partnership with The Black AIDS Institute Journalist Dele...
08/10/2012
HIV/AIDS: Through Our Lens | In The Life Media

Concluding our special coverage of HIV/AIDS in 2012 created in partnership with The Black AIDS Institute Journalist Delegation with this look back at 20 years of stories about the evolving pandemic.

Since 1992, IN THE LIFE has been at the forefront of HIV/AIDS coverage. At times, we’ve been the only journalists covering the changing face of the disease. We take a look back at the stories behind the evolving pandemic.

New York Times best-selling author Keith Boykin was in our studio yesterday for a conversation about his new book, "For ...
08/08/2012

New York Times best-selling author Keith Boykin was in our studio yesterday for a conversation about his new book, "For Colored Boys," an anthology addressing epidemic rates of suicide among gay men of color.

Have you seen IN THE LIFE this month? Finally, a comprehensive report on the real-life impact of the Defense of Marriage...
08/06/2012
Married But Not Equal (Full Episode) | In The Life Media

Have you seen IN THE LIFE this month? Finally, a comprehensive report on the real-life impact of the Defense of Marriage Act.

There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections that married heterosexual couples get from the Federal Government. But because of the Defense of Marriage Act, gays and lesbians are denied every single one of them—even if they are legally married in the state they live in.

In over 30 states, HIV positive people can be prosecuted for "exposing" others to the virus. WATCH this look at how wome...
08/03/2012
Women, HIV & Criminal Law | In The Life Media

In over 30 states, HIV positive people can be prosecuted for "exposing" others to the virus. WATCH this look at how women living with HIV are especially impacted by the stigma and misinformation embedded in these laws.

IN THE LIFE investigates the injustices that arise when a person’s HIV status becomes a crime, with a special report on how women have been stigmatized and prosecuted under these laws.

Continuing our coverage of HIV & AIDS in 2012 in partnership with The Black AIDS Institute Journalist Delegation with th...
08/03/2012
Ask the Doctor: What Do I Need to Know About the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test? | In The Life Media

Continuing our coverage of HIV & AIDS in 2012 in partnership with The Black AIDS Institute Journalist Delegation with this post on HOW TO USE THE AT-HOME HIV TEST.

In July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, which lets Americans learn their HIV status in the privacy of their homes. Any intervention that may increase the number of people getting tested for HIV is a great development because the earlier you know your st...

WATCH Hillary Clinton's remarks at the AIDS 2012: XIX International AIDS Conference.“I am here today to make it absolu...
08/02/2012
Hillary Clinton says U.S. is Committed to an AIDS-Free Generation | In The Life Media

WATCH Hillary Clinton's remarks at the AIDS 2012: XIX International AIDS Conference.

“I am here today to make it absolutely clear: The Unites States is committed and will remain committed to achieving an AIDS- free generation” said Clinton.

In her address to the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C., Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States is committed to achieving an AIDS-free generation.

This month, IN THE LIFE sits down with five married, same-sex couples for a look at the real-life impact of the Defense ...
08/01/2012
Married But Not Equal - August 2012 | In The Life Media

This month, IN THE LIFE sits down with five married, same-sex couples for a look at the real-life impact of the Defense of Marriage Act.

NOW AVAILABLE online and airing on public television.

There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections that married heterosexual couples get from the Federal Government. But because of the Defense of Marriage Act, gays and lesbians are denied every single one of them—even if they are legally married in the state they live in.

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