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Host: Katherine Linton.  Featured guests: Betty DeGeneres, Paris Barclay, Ulrike Ottinger, Madonna, Rupert Everett.

Summary: The first segment is about the Rainbow Support Group for mentally disabled gays and lesbians. A commercial for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation featuring Betty DeGeneres follows. This episode's A Day in the Life is a rebroadcast of the Paris Barclay profile from episode 802, and the next segment features avant-garde filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger. This episode includes footage of same-sex marriage hearings in Vermont, a children's services conference in New York and a discussion of permanent partners immigration laws in New York. Films showcased in this episode include Boys Don't Cry, Monika Treut's Gendernauts, Yvonne Welbon's Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis at 100 documentary, and The Next Best Thing, featuring interviews with Rupert Everett and Madonna, who also provides the episode's celebrity ID. This episode also includes an anti-hate campaign public service announcement by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

Host: Janeane Garofalo.  Featured guests: Alex Sanchez, Rosie O'Donnell.

Summary: This episode begins with a segment about the Postcards from Buster episode, "Sugartime," which U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings urged PBS not to air due to its spotlight on a Vermont lesbian couple. The next segment considers controversies surrounding journalistic agendas and the government's influence on headline news as it relates to LGBT people. Another segment focuses on sources and methodology of the 20/20 special, "Matthew Shepard: Secrets of a Murder." Alex Sanchez and Rosie O'Donnell provide PSAs during the episode.

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