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Host: John Bartlett. Featured guests: Jonathan Capehart, Sharon Smith, Harvey Fierstein, Dan Butler, Rachel True, Dirk Shafer, Paris Barclay, Beth Anthony, Arthur Dong.

Summary: The first episode of season eleven begins with a segment about Sharon Smith's fight for same-sex spousal rights after her partner, Diane Whipple, was killed in a dog attack in San Francisco. The Real to Reel segment profiles the film, Family Fundamentals, and interviews filmmaker Arthur Dong. The next segment spotlights gay and lesbian churches in Los Angeles and Dallas. The Out & About segment covers seven gay couples in New Jersey, Bill T. Jones, a rainbow flag exhibit, and the Gay Games in Sydney. The Hairspray segment looks at the Broadway musical. Harvey Fierstein talks about voting in this episode's Out Takes segment. Dan Butler, Rachel True, Dirk Shafer and Paris Barclay provide historical PSAs in this episode, and Beth Anthony provides the Celebrity ID.