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December 23, 2021


Episode Airs Sunday, December 26 on WPBT and Wednesday, December 29  on WXEL

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (December 23, 2021) – On the Town in The Palm Beaches with Frank Licari, the South Florida PBS-produced lifestyle series that highlights popular tourist destinations throughout Palm Beach County, devotes an entire episode on business owners and organizations in Palm Beach County’s gay community.

The episode, “LGBTQ Pride” premieres Sunday, December 26 at 12:30pm on South Florida PBS station WPBT and Wednesday, December 29 at 10:30pm on sister station WXEL.

Actor/writer/director/host Frank Licari explores the history and importance of the Wellington-based Gay Polo League, the only LGBTQ polo organization in the world and takes a jog with Night Runners WPB, a social group who promotes health, diversity, and camaraderie through running. He also learns about non-profit organizations such as Compass and the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council and the vital services they provide to the LGBTQ community. Frank visits the iconic H.G. Roosters, Palm Beach County’s oldest gay bar as it rebuilds from tragedy and prepares for reopening with newly designated historical status.

Among the dynamic people featured, is a couple who are partners in life and in Chunkay, their restaurant which offers authentic Trinidadian cuisine; and interior designer Sean Rush, whose venue NOMAD is part art gallery and part wine bar with a global vibe, to highlight just a few.

“The LGBT community is an important part of the fabric of Palm Beach County and we are delighted to highlight these talented, creative individuals and vital businesses. The On the Town series has always been about inclusivity – meeting new people; trying new dishes; and experiencing the best of Palm Beach County. This special episode does just that,” says Joyce Belloise, Vice President of Content and Community Partnerships for South Florida PBS.

The series is made possible by the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council, in cooperation with the Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission. It is distributed on South Florida PBS (WPBT2 and WXEL), reaching millions of homes from Sebastian to the Florida Keys.

Similar episodes highlighting Black and Hispanic communities aired recently. After airing on South Florida PBS, all episodes are available for on-demand viewing at ThePalmBeaches.TV

To view a show promo, click here

About TDC and The Palm Beaches TV

The Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council (TDC) has oversight responsibility for the contracted marketing agencies which include Discover The Palm Beaches, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission and the Palm Beach County Sports Commission along with the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  The TDC grows the local economy through the managed investments from tourist development taxes (bed taxes) in marketing, promotion, beach renourishment, our county-owned convention center, two Spring training baseball stadiums and The Palm Beaches TV.  The Palm Beaches TV, the first ever TDC channel, offers 24/7 content featuring the best destinations, attractions, and visitor experiences in the County.  Available on Roku, mobile app, and as a designated channel in select hotels, the channel offers viewers a glimpse at exciting leisure activities in The Palm Beaches.  

About South Florida PBS

South Florida PBS, Florida’s largest public media company, includes Public Broadcasting stations WXEL-TV, serving the Palm Beaches and WPBT2, serving Miami-Dade and Broward counties. South Florida PBS connects organizations and institutions across our region and preserves South Florida's history.  Leading the way in this global society, South Florida PBS serves diverse communities from Key West to the Sebastian Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean west to Lake Okeechobee. South Florida PBS is committed to creating and presenting unique arts, education and cultural heritage programming, and serves as a model for telling unique local stories across a variety of digital media platforms.