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Here TV Premieres Out in Mumbai

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Mark Umbach

Macias Media Group

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Here TV Premieres Out in Mumbai

New docu-special from David Cornwell follows three members of Mumbai’s LGBTQ community as they celebrate the one-year anniversary of India decriminalizing homosexuality.

February 26, 2013 (NEW YORK) — Here TV (www.heretv.com), the world’s only gay television network, today announced the television premiere of Out in Mumbai, from director David Cornwell. This moving documentary, which tells the story of the decriminalization of homosexuality in India, debuts exclusively on Here TV and Here Online on March 1, 2013.

 

"This special presentation is right in line with one of our primary goals, to show accurate representations of LGBT life and the varied experiences of our LGBT brothers and sisters from around the world.  We are so honored and proud to offer Out in Mumbai to our Here TV audience,” said Josh Rosenzweig, Here TV’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming & Development.

 

Under British colonial rule in 1860, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalized any sexual acts between consenting adults of the same sex, thereby stigmatizing them as "against the order of nature." On July 2, 2009, the Delhi High Court passed a landmark judgment repealing this clause, thus fulfilling the most basic demand of the Indian LGBTQ community, which had been fighting this law for the previous 10 years. Out in Mumbai documents the diverse lives of three members of the city's LGBTQ community, Beena, Pallav and Abheena, who travel through the city heading to the celebrations for the first anniversary of the historic verdict. Through the personal stories and struggles of the three protagonists the film explores the reality of living a queer identity in today’s India, between tradition and change. Out in Mumbai is the story of their journey towards freedom.

 

View the Out in Mumbai trailer now at:

http://bit.ly/15Nwrok

 

To request a screener copy or an interview with director David Cornwell, please contact Mark Umbach at mark@maciasmediagroup.com.

 

The premiere of Out in Mumbai follows on the heels of the recently announced Here TV New Frontiers Film Project. The New Frontiers Film Project is a call for newly completed film and television projects that carve out new frontiers around the LGBT experience. The selected programming will air throughout 2013 on Here TV across all its cable and Web platforms.

 

Here TV airs on all major U.S. cable systems as a 24-hour subscription service. Here TV appears in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including every top 10 market. On most major cable providers, Here TV can be found by entering the “On Demand” menu, selecting “Premium,” and then selecting “here! on Demand.” To find out how to get Here TV, log on to http://www.heretv.com/AGetHerePage.php. Or sign up for Here Online and watch Here TV series, films, and specials now at http://premium.heretv.com.

 

Get exclusive Here TV updates on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HereTelevision and on Twitter at @heretelevision.

 

About Here Media

 

Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.

 

Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:

 

  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.

 

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Mark Umbach

Vice President, Public Relations & Marketing

Macias Media Group

PH 323-850-0079

email: mark@maciasmediagroup.com

Twitter: @MarkUmbach

Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2013